Let's Celebrate: Drinks for Events and Party Planning

April 24, 2018

It’s almost wedding season! Our Hendersonville liquor store provides drinks for events from big birthday parties and fundraisers to holiday events and weddings. We’ve been helping brides with wedding drinks for years, so we’ve had a chance to come up with quite a few wedding cocktails. Let’s look at our top three favorite wedding cocktails.

Signature Cocktails

Sparkling Punch

Nothing says “wedding” like sparkling wine, and it makes a great signature cocktail for your reception. One of our favorite recipes comes from Southern Living. Take one can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate and four cups of white cranberry juice cocktail. Let it chill for one to 24 hours. Just before serving, stir in one bottle of extra dry champagne or sparkling wine. Our Hendersonville liquor store team can help you pick the perfect bottle of sparkling wine to complement this wedding cocktail.

Classic Pimm’s Cup

By the time wedding season is in full swing, it’s usually mid-to-late summer, and you’re ready for a nice, refreshing beverage. This classic cocktail is light and perfect for a summer wedding. All you need is Pimm’s No. 1, sparkling lemonade or lemon-line soda, ice and garnishes like strawberries, cucumber, mint or oranges. Mix one part Pimm’s with three parts lemonade. A Classic Pimm’s Cup is one of those perfect drinks for events all summer long.

Honeydew Ginger Gin Fizz

This cocktail is fun because it can be adapted: substitute vodka for gin or lemon juice for yuzu juice. This recipe comes from The Knot and features gin, honeydew juice, yuzu juice, iced green tea, ginger beer, candied ginger, and mint. It’s a little more complicated than our other recipes, but we promise it’s worth the effort. Don’t forget to ask one of our Hendersonville liquor store employees for recommendations on the perfect gin or vodka to pair with the flavors of the Honeydew Ginger Gin Fizz.

What about beer?

Keg beer has become increasingly popular for weddings and events. Serving keg beer is easy, and hosts don't have to worry about desposing of lots of heavy bottles. Furthermore, gone are the days of feeling limited by choices when it comes to serving beer in a keg at weddings or parties. Bluegrass Beverages has a huge keg selection, most brews coming in several sizes. 

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When you’re planning your wedding or any other event, our events coordinator will help you pick out the appropriate beer, wine, and spirits from our Hendersonville liquor store based on your budget. She’ll talk to you about your menu, the formality of your event, your favorite beers and wines and more. Then, she can make recommendations as needed. You can feature the cocktails listed above as signature cocktails or just use our expertise on drinks for events to create a unique beverage menu perfect for your event.
Do you have a wedding coming up? We’re ready to help you celebrate! Find out how we can help or reach out to us at 615-824-6600.