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Signature drink suggestions- old, new, borrowed, blue??

Hi ladies.  I need your drink suggestions!  I want to have a "signature cocktail" menu at the cocktail hour.  It'll just be a suggestion, and people can order whatever they want, but I thought it was a cute idea.  So, what cocktails would fall into the something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue categories?  Did you do this and did people like it?  For the old, I'm thinking of having a Mint Julep- to signify KY where we got engaged (plus we're big horse racing fans).  I'm really drawing a blank on the blue drink.  I usually stick to old classic drinks myself.  All suggestions appreciated!

Re: Signature drink suggestions- old, new, borrowed, blue??

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    One of my absolute favorite drinks is a blue martini (it's a gorgeous color.)

    Here's the recipe we use:
    • 3 oz (about 1/3 cup) vodka
    • 1/2 oz (1 tablespoon) dry vermouth
    • 1 teaspoon blue Curaçao
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • Garnish: 2 lemon twists (if desired)
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    Almost anything with curacao in it will be very very blue (unless its mixed with something else with a strong color). You could look on one of those drink recipe sites and pick curacao as an ingredient and see what comes up.
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    One of our favorites is a blue lagoon, which is just vodka sprite with some blue curacao added.  There are a couple other blue drinks on the bar menu in my bio.  I think most of the recipes are on
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    Catwoman708Catwoman708 member
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    I think you should have the drinks you like, or have meaning to you. 

    Otherwise, you're kind of overthinking it with drink themes, which your guests may or may not notice or get.  If they do, it will be an afterthought of "oh, .... cute, themed drinks", and most likely not "Oh WOW!  Looky!  they have a drink for something old, something new....  Isn't that clever?  How unique, they really went all out and put a lot of thought into this.".

    Added:  I don't mean to say it's a bad idea or anything, it's cute and fun, as long as it doesn't stress you out planning it.  But it will probably be one of those things that is more special and meaningful to you and FI, and not something anyone else will really notice or care about that much.
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    CA2MT4EveRCA2MT4EveR member
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    edited August 2010
    In Response to <a href="">Re: Signature drink suggestions- old, new, borrowed, blue??</a>:
    [QUOTE]Sex on the Beach is blue.  Or I'm sure you can find a blue martini of some sort (they come in all colors).
    Posted by StageManager14[/QUOTE]

    I've never seen blue ones. What is in the ones you have seen?
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    If you have a friend or relative who had a good signature drink at their wedding, that could be your something borrowed.  For something new, you should invent a cocktail yourself.
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    I love the idea of the Mint Julep and would write something so they know the signifigance. Maybe "to celebrate our first drink as an engaged couple" type thing
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