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Signature Drinks For Your Wedding by Color: Green

We’ve talked before about red signature drinks and now we can visit the delectable creations that come in the shade of green.

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If you are looking to coordinate your signature drink with your color scheme, you will enjoy these green libations!

Apple mojito

Apple Mojito

2 oz Bacardi® Big Apple rum
6 oz club soda
3 lime wedges
2 tsp sugar
3 fresh mint sprigs

Add the lime, sugar and mint sprigs to a highball glass and muddle with a muddler. Add several ice cubes and pour in the Bacardi apple rum. Top with club soda (adjust to taste), and stir. Garnish with an apple slice and a lime wedge, and serve.

 

club med bahamas curacao cocktail

Green Flash Cocktail Recipe

1 oz vodka
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
3 oz orange juice
3 0z sprite
ice

Mix ingredients together, serve over ice. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry
(Courtesy of White on Rice Couple)

gimlet

Green Gimlet

1.0 oz Sour Apple Liqueur Apple Schnapps
2.0 oz Gin
1.0 wedge for garnish Lime
0.25 oz Rose’s Lime Juice, preferred Lime juice
0.5 oz Melon liqueur

Combine ingredients in a shaker glass filled with ice.  Shake to blend. Strain and serve in a stem gimlet glass with lime garnish.

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

3/4 oz green creme de menthe
3/4 oz white creme de cacao
3/4 oz vodka

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

 

pineapple caipirihna

Pineapple Caipirinha – quantities are for 1 drink

To make infused cachaca, you need:
1 bottle of cachaca
1 whole pineapple, peeled* and sliced
Ingredients:
2 oz pineapple infused cachaca or vodka
1/2 lime, cut in small chunks
2 tbs freshly crushed pineapple
1 tbs sugar
Crushed iced

Preparation:

  1. To make the pineapple infused cachaca place the pineapple slices in a large container, pour the cachaca over the pineapple slices, close tightly and let it rest in a dark cool place for a few days – but no longer than a week.
  2. Use a muddler to crush and mix the limes and sugar in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Add the cachaca, crushed pineapple and ice, mix well and serve immediately.

 

Titanic Uplift

Titanic Uplift

2 oz melon liqueur
1 oz gin
4 oz orange juice
Squeeze of lime juice
Lime to Garnish
Ice
Directions:
Shake and strain into a large martini glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime slice.

 

Enjoy!

We Likey: Wasara

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Going green and being earth-friendly with disposables for your wedding, does not have to be an eyesore.  Joanne Hudson’s absolutely fabulous line Wasara is a gorgeous option for your wedding.  The Wasara line is tree free, renewable materials (sugar cane fibers, bamboo and reed pulps, boast a white Japanese design and have recently been introduced in to North America.

 

beautiful white wasara cups

Imagine your delicious signature drinks in these unique disposal! High on design and good to the earth!

 white wasara plates

Cups and Bowls! WASARA does not become pliable or "sweat" when hot (not boiling) liquids are added.

 beautiful white wasara plate

 

To learn more about Wasara or to see more of the gorgeous designs, visit Joanne Hudson.

We Likey: Thatcher’s Organic Artisan Liqueur

Thatcher's organic artisan liqueur

 

 

If you are all about going green for you wedding, then you will love extending your good will to your cocktail hour with Thatcher’s Organic Artisan Liqueur.  Debuting with fresh, bold flavors like elderflower, cucumber, apple spice ginger, tres chiles, dark chocolate, chipotle, pomegranate and blueberry.  All made at the Thatcher’s distillery outside of Temperance, MI. 

Thatcher’s provides great recipes for their liqueurs like the Chocolate Eclipse, Farmer’s Marketini, Prairie Dog, Thatcher’s Market, and the Fleur Petillante. You can find more in Thatcher’s Recipe Book

Go Green with Recyclable Luggage

 

Perhaps you have already decided to go on a green honeymoon.  Perhaps not—but you still want to do your part to travel efficiently and in a responsible manner towards our environment.  Good on ya, mate!  Now, it can be made just a little bit easier with Papier Bags by Saskia Diez which will be available in select retail stores and on the online shop next month.  Saskia Diez is a world renowned jeweler who will now grace the world with her eco-friendly luggage. 

According to Trendhunter, the bags are made from synthetic paper, etched with sterling silver and are recyclable, waterproof and almost impossible to tear. 

Paper or Plastic?

Most of us do our shopping, come home put our stuff away and then what? Do you throw your bags away? or Recycle? Like most people you probably throw your bags in the trash and don’t give them a second thought.

Did you know less than six percent of plastics bags actually make it to the recycling bin?

But as there becomes more and more of an awarensess to “go green” people are finding easy ways to make a difference. For example these cute reusable bags by Envirosax. They come in different graphic series pouches with 5 bags in each pouch for $37.50.  Not only are they cute but they can also carry the equivalent of 2 grocery bags.

Reusablebags.com posted these facts as well as a running count of plastic bags cosumed this year.

  • Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That comes out to over one million per minute. Billions end up as litter each year.

  • According to the EPA, over 380 billion plastic bags, sacks and wraps are consumed in the U.S. each year.

  • According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. goes through 100 billion plastic shopping bags annually. (Estimated cost to retailers is $4 billion)