Wedding Specialty Cocktails Do’s and Don‘ts
Personalizing your bar menu to include signature cocktails adds a fun flair to your wedding bar. It is also a creative way for your guests to get to know you two as a couple. However, as longtime wedding bartenders and caterers, Celine & Company knows firsthand that couples can make unappealing choices for their guests. There are, afterall, do’s and don’ts when it comes to pairing food and drinks. When you book with our downtown Asheville event space “On Broadway,” you can consult with our team to be sure your wedding bar specialty cocktails will not only be crowd-pleasing, but will also pair well with the food you choose to serve.
Pair Your Drinks With Your Food Menu
For instance, if you want to serve a creamy linguine dish as an entree, your specialty cocktail should probably not be citrus-based, such as a whiskey sour or mojito. Throw a couple hours of dancing on top of the cream and sour mix, and you have a recipe for disaster. Perhaps a whiskey old fashioned instead? Or, discard the whiskey altogether and pair more appropriately with a drink known as the Champagne Cocktail. It is traditionally made with champagne, bitters, brandy, sugar and a cherry for garnish, and is divinely suited for a white meat, fish, or pasta dish.
Perhaps that pairing suggestion is entirely too formal and you really, reeeally have your heart set on a mojito as your wedding’s signature cocktail. Celine & Company kitchen can create the perfect island-inspired menu catered to your favorite summery bar beverages. For instance, ask about our semi-famous, crowd-pleasing, very delicious [drum roll please] tostones and ceviche appetizer. With a mojito to wash it down, you cannot go wrong with this pairing.
Hire Caterers and Bartenders Who Can Help You
Regardless of which wedding specialty cocktails you choose, make sure you give them creative titles! That’s the fun part, right? Celine & Company staff members are an array of highly experienced, professional bartenders, kitchen staff, and servers. Our experience lends us the ability to help you find the perfect food and beverage menu for your biggest night. Contact us today to receive all the benefits of hiring an Asheville catering company with over 25 years of experience in a competitive industry. We look forward to hearing how we can help make your night memorable—and delectable!