Weddings are all about love, celebration, and the perfect signature cocktail. Am I right? I went in search of some wonderfully unique cocktail recipes that are sure to take you straight to the islands. In today's post I am sharing with you my personal favorite signature cocktail ideas that you can use for your tropical themed wedding reception or cocktail party.
Tropical Rum Margarita
Squirt of Lime Juice
1 ounce Agave Nectar
1.5 Ounce Captain Morgan Cannon Blast Rum
3 Ounces Margarita Mix
In a Boston shaker add lime juice, agave nectar, rum, Margarita mix and ice. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with fruit.
Ultimate Beach Cocktail
1 1/2 oz. Vodka
3/4 oz. Thai Basil and Black Peppercorn Syrup
3/4 oz. yuzu citrus (1/4 oz. yuzu juice and 1/2 oz. lemon juice)
2 1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed pomelo or grapefruite juice
Kosher Salt and Black Pepper Rim
To make the Thai Basil and black peppercorn syrup: In a saucepan, roast 1 tablespoon. whole black peppercorns plus 1/2 tablespoon cracked peppercorns over high heat for 6 minutes. Add 1 cup of water plus 1 cup of sugar. Stir and bring to a boil. Let cool. Add 7 stems of Thai Basil and let rest overnight. Strain syrup to remove peppercorns and basil.
Rim half of a Collins glass with salt and pepper. In a Boston shaker, combine all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds. Strain over fresh ice into Collins glass. Garnish with one sprig of Thai basil. Enjoy!
Pink Lemonade Jello Shots
2 Packets of Unflavored Gelatin
1 Cup Pink Lemonade
1/2 Cup Regular Vodka
1/2 Cup Lemon Vodka
Cut lemons in half and scoop out the insides. Heat the lemonade in a pan over medium heat and stir in the packets of gelatin slowly until they dissolve. Add the lemonade and gelatin mixture to a pourable container. Pour in vodkas. Stir until combined. Place lemon halves into a muffin tin to keep them upright. Pour in the liquid until each half is full and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Slice into slices right before serving.
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