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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Edible Glassware

Photo courtesy of  Loliware
"At first people tend to think they're either elegant or weird," says Chelsea Briganti, 30, of the edible "glassware" she created with two design school pals. "But in my experience, no one can refuse a bite." Festive, biodegradable Loliware comes in citrusy Bitter Bitters (pairs well with gin cocktails), tangy Salty Lime (great with tequila), and tart Sour Lemon (helps Champagne pop). Made from pectin, a gelling agent derived from fruits, the cups are surprisingly durable, and Briganti hopes they'll help replace disposable plastic -- and spark delicious conversations -- at parties. ($195 for 48;

We're Moving!

We've Moved! to WDW(Wedding Day Weekly) Blogging for Brides. Be sure to look for more signature drinks for your wedding there.

WDW is our host blog so we decided to combine all our content together for easier browsing. Enjoy! Salud! And have a happy wedding day.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Peach Fizz!

Photo courtesy of CHOW
Peach Fizz! Or as some bartenders call them Peach Bellini are great at wedding or pre-wedding events like showers or brunches. And summer time is the perfect time to get great peach taste from those fresh picked peaches. When I first looked at this photo I thought--Peach Beer (well it does look like beer in a champagne glass you have to admit!) but then I read further and found it was Peach Bellini with a lot of fizz. So I promptly renamed them Peach Fizz--because that's what they look like.
CHOW, a great foodie site, has a great recipe for them but you can probably find recipes for them on a variety of sites.  Ingredients include fresh peaches, peach liqueur, lemon juice, sparkling wine and sugar as needed. For exact recipe head to CHOW (they have lots of other great ideas for your wedding shower or brunch too!
Bellini are the perfect drink to serve your guests at any summer event.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cherry Margaritas For Summer Brides or Fouth of July Hostesses

Photo courtesy of Sweet Life
Love this deep red Cherry Margarita. Perfect for summer brides when cherries are in season. A little bit of work, but oh so good for your wedding signature drink or for rehearsal dinners or showers. The deep red will keep your guests coming back for more. How can you make it? Here's the recipe from Vianney Rodriguez/Sweet Life:

Cherry Margarita

makes 4 margaritas
lime wedges
1 cup tequila
1 cup fresh cherry juice, about  1   1/2 cups of fresh cherries
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup Cointreau
ice cubes
On a small plate spread salt.  With lime wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses. 
Dip glasses into salt.   Place glasses into freezer to chill.
In a pitcher combine tequila, cherry juice, lime juice and Cointreau. 
Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice.
Garnish with lime slices.

So if you love cherries and are looking for a margarita that not just any hostess is serving, try this crowd pleaser. Just be sure to buy yourself a cherry pitter, otherwise you are going to go insane pitting the fresh cherries.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Floral Champagne Garnish

Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart
If you are a bride who wants her champagne toast to stand out from the crowd and be memorable, try this Martha Stewart trick. The addition of tiny roses add elegance to each flute of champagne and make it a look really special, just like your wedding toast should be.
To garnish, put a toothpick in the bottom of each rose blossom at an angle less than 45 degrees. Cut the rose stems cleanly about 1 inch shorter than your toothpick. Adjust the length depending on the weight of the rose. Put each toothpick inside the rim, balancing the rose bud gently on top. Your guests are sure to be wowed by this extra creativity in presentation. ¡Salud!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Guest Post: Signature Drinks for Your 2013 Wedding

Recipe courtesy of Turning Stone Resort

Signature drinks are becoming very popular for 2013 weddings. Having a signature drink at your wedding is great way to save money on the bar bill, but more importantly it is a fabulous opportunity to add a touch of the personality of the bride and groom into your reception. Signature drinks are also very popular for destination weddings.

Signature drinks can be used at the shower, bachelor/bachelorette, and even rehearsal dinner.  The  recipe shown is an exclusive signature drink recipe from the Turning Stone Resort.  Known for their outstanding resort amenities, the resort is a very popular Central New York Wedding Venue.  This recipe would also make for a great signature drink for couples hosting a destination wedding, or a reception post destination wedding.
**My thanks to Michelle Pino for this drink recipe from Turning Store Resort's brochure and for providing useful information for brides planning a signature drink. Sometimes it's nice to hear another voice other than my own on Signature Drinks and my other blogs! Nancy Vecchione, Editor.