Drink of Choice: Signature Cocktails

Personalize your bar menu with a signature cocktail your guests will love as much as you do.
Written by
Nicole Foels


Fall/Winter 2018

a) Georgia Peach
Like biting into a fresh peach, this Southern-inspired cocktail adds a refreshing twist to your big day. Using peach nectar and lime sparkling water as a base, it can be kept as a mocktail, or kicked up with vodka or gin. Cherry Blossom Events created this signature cocktail, the Peach Fizz, and topped it off with cocktail flags designed by Saffron Avenue.

b) Blissful Bubbles
Bride Katie Meyer chose Champagne and berries to welcome guests to her July 2017 reception at the Legend at Brandybrook in Wales. On a hot day, this light and bubbly drink was the perfect choice to cool down with, matching the classic tone of the wedding. To turn this into a cocktail, add a spirit and a hint of something sweet.

c) Southern Charm
Bride Erin Heissel’s family lived in the Atlanta area for several years, where she and groom Chris discovered this vodka thyme lemonade cocktail at a favorite restaurant. With their food stations adding major Southern flair, this bev was the perfect choice for their June 2017 wedding at Hyatt Regency Green Bay.

d) Rosé Romance
Aliza Baran of Aliza Rae Photography left no detail to chance for this romantic image featuring a sparkling rosé cocktail. Blending heirloom pieces with modern-day touches, Rae crafted a fresh pale-pink drink served in antique glassware.

e) His, Hers and Ours
For her June 2017 reception at Badger State Brewing Co., bride Sara Van Hemelryk served an old fashioned (his), perfume & lace (hers) and bourbon smash (ours) as the cocktail options for guests. Van Hemelryk sought out Tony Oczus, owner of Green Bay’s Libertine, to custom-blend their signature drinks, and guests couldn’t stop raving.

f) Crowd Favorite
Bride Molly Minga and groom Matt knew that their personal favorite, the brandy old fashioned, would also be much appreciated by friends and family at their August 2017 reception at the Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh. The cocktail combined Korbel brandy, bitters, simple syrup and fruit garnish, accompanied by a drink stirrer adorned with the couple’s custom logo.