One of the perks of a grand party is the food and drinks. With a lot of destination weddings here on Jekyll Island, St.Simons Island and Savannah, I have found more brides and grooms wanting to incorporate the area’s rich Southern culture into their menus. The fun part (read= my most favorite part) is the choosing the cocktails! Adding playful touches and substitutions can make a signature drink reflective of your event and your personalities.
|Mint julep :: Make It Fabuluxe: Make it mint julep martini by adding vanilla vodka and creme de menthe. Garnish with green sugar and float a spring of mint at the top.
|Frozen Peach Champagne Cocktails :: Make It Fabuluxe: Create designs inside each glass with raspberry syrup.
|Mississippi Punch :: Make It Fabuluxe: Make it bubbly! Add club soda to kick it up a notch.
|Scarlett O’Hara :: Make It Fabuluxe: Add a dash of Peach Schnapps to really bring out the Georgia goodness!
|Whiskey Sour :: Make It Fabuluxe: Turn your whiskey sours in to slushes for your hot outdoor southern wedding by boiling lemonade and orange juice concentrate with 7 cups of water (double boiler) and 2 cups of sugar. Once the sugar has dissolved, mix together with whiskey and freeze for two hours. Let stand for 30 min at room temperature and scoop into cocktail glass.
|Milk Punch :: Make It Fabuluxe: Serve with delectable cookies large enough to fit/sit on the rim of the highball glass.
|Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka :: This has become a hit at all Southern cocktail parties, since sweet tea is the official non-alcoholic beverage of the South. Firefly is made with 70 proof vodka, which makes it easier and smoother than regular vodkas. Make It Fabuluxe: Mix with lemonade to make an Arnold Palmer with a little more kick.
Do you have a favorite Southern cocktail of your own? Tell us about it!