The Beetle Juice team grouped together in their cozy, fire-lit Surrey office to come up with these ways to add some sparkle to your special day...
The venue, the dress, the flowers, the food: all key elements to any wedding BUT, the ‘pièce de résistance’ is undoubtedly the liquid courage that gets guests on their feet and dancing the night away.
The trick is to design a cocktail menu so ‘on-point’ that your guests will be talking about that special alcoholic blend for years to come! Here are some simple and striking ways to keep your guests smiling from some of our cocktail experts.
First things first, be sure to cater for everybody...
With the right cocktail menu, you might find that even your Grandfather or Great Aunt Emily steps away from the draught real ale or the sherry for a taste of something new!
1. Get fruity with Mocktails for those who aren’t keen on alcohol and those younger members of your wedding party. Try our name-sake and crowd favourite: Beetle Juice with apple juice, raspberry, lychee and lime or stock up on a small selection of berries and keep it simple by allowing guests to choose their favourite to add a bit of zing to soft drinks such as lemonade, soda or tonic.
2. Smoke it up with a classic cocktail such as an Old Fashioned or an Amaretto Sour, guaranteed to please even the pickiest of drinkers!
3. Twist it up
Everyone has a favourite, a ‘usual’ they are afraid to shy away from! Put a contemporary twist on classic drinks and you will probably find that most will walk away from the day with a new order for their local bartender:
The Pom-Pom = Step back into Springtime with a twist on the classic Gin and Tonic:
4. Out with the Mulled and in with the Espressos!
It’s a fact that the Espresso Martini has smashed its way into the top spot as cocktail of choice for Millenials in the UK at trendy bars all over town. Add 25ml Coffee Liquor such as Kahlua and 25ml Irish Cream Liquor such as Baileys to a double shot of freshly brewed coffee to update it for a drink that warms the soul and packs a punch!
Image Source: UK Wedding Blog Rock My Wedding
5. Set up a ‘Pimp My Prosecco’ station
This doesn’t just look like a visual masterpiece, guests can design their own drink for a minimal effort but maximum impact solution.
REMEMBER: Clean is key!
When it comes to bar service at weddings and events: it’s all about quality. Make sure your venue is set up to provide a seamless cocktail service or hire a quirky mobile bar like the Beetle Juice VW pop-up.