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Monday
Nov072016

The Flavors of Fall: November Cocktails | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

Fall Flavor Cocktails

 

All the Flavors of Fall are represented in this months November Cocktails. From apples, to cranberries and pumpkins, we're giving thanks for all things Autumn flavored. In this month of giving thanks, we are thankful for our followers and clients, and raise a glass to you all and say Thank You!

In the season of thanksgiving, don't forget the etiquette for writing your wedding thank you notes. It's a (poor) myth that you have up to a year to send them out. A good rule of thumb is within 3 months of returning from your honeymoon. Follow our thank you advice and template and pour yourself a glass, or two, of one of these yummy fall inspired cocktails, and you'll be set to enjoy your newly-wedded bliss!

Cheers!

The Flavors of Fall: November Cocktails | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

{Image Sources: 1. Cider Rum Punch via Brit+Co; 2. Boozy Pumpkin Hot Chocolate via Minimalist Baker; 3. Cranberry Thyme Gin and Tonic via A Cozy Kitchen; 4. Pumpkin Beermosas via Growing Up Gabel

  1. Cider Rum Punch via Brit+Co: A twist on the traditional hot rum punch, this rum, lemon juice, apple cider and fresh apple slices cocktail warms the consumer from the inside. The addition of thyme gives it an herbaceous kick that pairs perfectly with turkey.
  2. Boozy Pumpkin Hot Chocolate via Minimalist Baker: This isn't the hot chocolate of your childhood. This cocoa is elevated with the use of white chocolate, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and Bourbon. 
  3. Cranberry Thyme Gin and Tonic via A Cozy Kitchen: You can't have turkey without cranberries, and we like ours in an old fashioned glass over ice! This thanksgiving take on the tradition gin and tonic, features fresh cranberries, orange juice, vanilla extract, thyme and of course, gin and tonic. 
  4. Pumpkin Beermosas via Growing Up Gabel: It's pumpkin season and you can find it everywhere from your coffee to your beers. We're fans of Redhook Brewery's Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter on it's own but we're here to help you find the perfect cocktail hour, or signature drink (it's a tough job but somebody has to do it!) so when we found this pumpkin beer & pumpkin juice recipe we had to give it a try. 

Will you be trying the Pumpkin Beermosa or Boozy Pumpkin Hot Chocolate this season? We think these drinks embody the flavors of Fall and pair perfectly for all celebrations surrounding your wedding from the bridal shower to the morning after present opening brunch.

Wednesday
Sep072016

Fabulous Fall Cocktails to Serve during your Autumn Wedding | Lucky in Love Blog

Apple and Fig September Cocktails

 

Can you feel it in the air? Fall is coming! The nights are getting a bit chillier and there is nothing better to warm you up than a fabulous Fall cocktail! This months cocktails feature some classic Autumn flavors, apples and figs.

We've gathered up four fabulous Fall cocktails to serve during your Autumn wedding!

Cheers!

 

Fabulous Fall Cocktails to Serve during your Autumn Wedding | Lucky in Love Blog

{Image Sources: 1. Honey Bear Cocktail via Bless Her Heart Y'all; 2. Autumn Apple Sangria via Hostess with the Mostess; 3. Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail via Style Me Pretty; 4. About Figgin' Thyme via Holly & Flora}

 

  1. Honey Bear Cocktail via Bless Her Heart Y'all: Honey, sage, apple cider - the base to this Fall cocktail is all about the Autumn season. With the addition of bourbon and oranges, you can't go wrong. Plus the bright orange hue makes up for the earlier sunset times as it's like a little bit of susnhine in your glass.
  2. Autumn Apple Sangria via Hostess with the Mostess: You know we love us a good Sangria, especially with being so close to Woodinville Wine Country! This full-flavored Fall wine and brandy drink is bursting with apple (and cinnamon - a classoc Fall flavor pairing) goodness with the use of fresh chopped apples and apple cider. 
  3. Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail via Style Me Pretty: This drink just looks like Fall in a glass.  We love the cinnaomon & sugar rim and copper color created from the mixing of bourbon and apple cider. *Bonus: This receipe also includes instructions for homemade Apple Cider and we promise it's as easy as (apple) pie!
  4. About Figgin' Thyme via Holly & Flora: Indeed it is! To round out our September cocktails we're ending with one that encompases all the flavors of the season - rum, figs, thyme, apricots, and allspice. 

What's your favorite Fall cocktail? Are you planning on matching your drinks to your wedding colors?

Monday
Aug012016

August Cocktails | Lucky in Love Blog

Signature Summer Drinks for your Wedding Cocktail Hour

 

It's the last month of Summer and we aren't ready quite yet to say goodbye and welcome Fall. So we're savoring the last few weeks of peak season fruit and have four delicious August Cocktails to ease our feels to share with you. These drinks will help you hang onto those summer days before the seasons change and make writing all those thank you for the wedding gift notes just a little easier. Featuring the last of summer fruits bounty, these drinks feature peaces, blackberries, blueberries and our favorite herb, lavender.

Cheers!

 

August Cocktails from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Resource

{Image Sources: 1. Blackberry Bramble via Feasting at Home; 2. Peach Gin Fizz via Freutcake: 3. Grilled Peach & Rosemary Prosecco via Will Cook For Friends; 4. Vodka Pear Lavender Lemonade via Sugar & Cloth}

 

  1. Blackberry Bramble via Feasting at Home: Blackberries, Gin, Blackberry Liquor, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and ginger soda make this refreshing summertime cocktail more than worth the sticker bush prinks and cuts from blackberry picking.
  2. Peach Gin Fizz via Freutcake: This peach, simple syrup, gin and club soda fizz is kicked up a notch on the "pretty" factor with the garnish of sliced peaches and bright blue blueberries and think it's the perfect signature cocktail for a Peach and Navy Wedding.
  3. Grilled Peach & Rosemary Prosecco via Will Cook For Friends: Summer's not over yet, so don't store away that bar-b-que just yet.  This peach, rosemary simple syrup, and Prosecco cocktail brings out the natural sweetness of its peaches by grilling them. 
  4. Vodka Pear Lavender Lemonade via Sugar & Cloth: A perfect pair - pear and lavender! Pear juice, vodka, lemon juice, and lavender simply syrup are just like you and your fiance, a perfect pair! 

What's your favorite end of Summer drink?

 

Wednesday
Jun082016

June Cocktails

Rainbows are constant sources of inspiration for us, as we love color! This month we let that inspiration direct us on what type of cocktails to feature for June. This months red, yellow, green and blue summer cocktails feature fruity bases and lovely hues to coordinate with your wedding theme.  

Cheers!

 

June Cocktails

{Image Sources: 1. Shark Bite via The Shabby Creek Cottage; 2. Blue Raspberry Spiked Lemonade via Sugar and Charm; 3. Pear Vanilla Coconut Cooler via The Cookie Rookie; 4. Pineapple Sunset via Chef Savvy}

 

  1. Shark Bite via The Shabby Creek Cottage: Yellow pineapple juice and a splash of blue curaçao give this green cocktail it's lovely shade. Coconut rum makes the flavor transports you to the sandy beach where we hope the only shark you run into is in this drink!
  2. Blue Raspberry Spiked Lemonade via Sugar and Charm: A perfect summertime 'something blue' signature cocktail for your wedding. Blue raspberry vodka gives this drink it's pretty hue and flavor. 
  3. Pear Vanilla Coconut Cooler via The Cookie Rookie: Like the sweet smell of suntan lotion in a glass, this pear, vanilla and coconut cocktail taste like summer smells and offers a lovely soft yellow hue.
  4. Pineapple Sunset via Chef Savvy: This drink makes us think about lazy summer evenings spent "sitting on the dock of the bay" watching the sunset and talking about all your wedding and honeymoon plans with your bridesmaids. Grenadine layered with pineapple juice gives this cocktail it's sunset colors.
Monday
May092016

May Cocktails

This month our May Cocktails explore the sweet and sour side of signature cocktails. Plus they all feature an orange-hue, from pale to predominate, perfect for that signature cocktail to serve at your wedding or bridal shower that will compliment your Spring apricot, cantaloupe, coral, tangerine, peach echo, cadmium orange, or salmon wedding color palette.

Cheers!

 

Orange Cocktails

{Image Sources: 1. Grapefruit Sage Mimosa via Shannon Kristen; 2. Shut Your Piehole via One Sweet Mess; 3. Honey Paloma via The Little Epicurean; 4. Sidecar Citrus via ehow}

  1. Grapefruit Sage Mimosa via Shannon Kristen: Elevate your mimosa mornings! This grapefruit sage mimosa substitutes grapefruit juice for the traditional orange juice and receives a garnish of fresh sage to kick up the pretty factor.
  2. Shut Your Piehole via One Sweet Mess: Why eat pie when you can drink one instead?! The Shut Your Piehole, aka the Cherry Pie Cocktail, is one boozy drink that tastes just like grandma's cherry pie - if grandma's pie were made out of cherry-infused whiskey, amaretto, bourbon, pineapple juice, grenadine and club soda that is!  
  3. Honey Paloma via The Little Epicurean: The Honey Paloma is like a margarita but sweeter... and tarter, with the use of fresh grapefruit juice and honey, along with the other traditional margarita flavors of lime juice and tequila.  We especially love the use of grapefruit infused salt as we're defiantly a salt on the rim type of tequila drinkers!
  4. Sidecar Citrus via ehow: Brandy, Patron, orange and lemon juice mix together not only to make the most lovely pale orange color, but also is the perfect pairing of liquors and citrus on the tongue pallet too. 
Monday
Nov162015

November Cocktails

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the team at BanquetEvent.com is ready for some quality friends and family time together.  We also want to raise a glass and toast all our readers, to let you know just how thankful we are for all of you.  Helping brides and grooms find the perfect caterer, florist, transportation, venue, and, even signature cocktails, is our passion. We love helping couples find the wedding resources they need to plan and execute the wedding of their dreams! We work faithfully to bring you what's trending, in-season, and resourceful for your wedding and event planning.

Our monthly cocktails is becoming one of our favorite blogs to research and share with all of you. (It's a tough job but someone has to do it!) This month we choose 4 cocktails that are sure to make you and your guests extra thankful for being with you while enjoying a wonderful thanksgiving feast! 

Cheers and happiest of Thanksgivings!

 

November cocktails

{Images: 1. Bakery by Nature; 2. Babble; 3. Pop Sugar, 4. A Cozy Kitchen}

 

  1. Cranberry & Cinnamon Whiskey Sour via Bakery by Nature: This isn't you're average Whiskey Sour due to the delectable cranberry cinnamon simple syrup used that adds the perfect Thanksgiving flavor profile to this classic cocktail. Not only does this syrup add a lovely pink color to your drink, it truly is simple to make, yet will have your guests thinking you're a master mixologist.
  2. Almond Pear Cocktail via Babble: We love how Sandra Lee always has a tasty cocktail to accompany her menus and this almond pear cocktail, with amaretto and vanilla vodka, does not disappoint.  
  3. Gingersnap Cocktail via Pop Sugar: What's better than a fresh, warm cookie straight out of the oven? A cocktail that tastes just like one. Even better, one that tastes like our favorite Fall flavor cookie - the Gingersnap! This 3 ingredient drink calls for amaretto, ginger beer, and bitters and packs a spicy yet sweet punch.
  4. Cranberry Thyme Gin & Tonic via A Cozy Kitchen: This cocktail is perfect for those of us who didn't preplan our signature holiday drinks as it utilizes thanksgiving meal (and pantry/refrigerator) ingredients you most likely already have on hand! Fresh Thyme (from the stuffing), cranberries (from the cranberry jelly), orange juice (also from the jelly), sugar, vanilla extract (from the pies), gin and tonic and voila! you have a tasty, and beautiful, cocktail for your guests to enjoy that they'll never know you just threw together! 

 

Monday
Oct262015

October Spooky Spirits

Looking for an awesome drink to make for your Halloween party? Here are four spooky spirits to get the party started!

 

halloween cocktails

Images: 1. DIY Network; 2. DIY Network; 3. DIY Network; 4. Huffington Post

  1. Pina Ghouladas via DIY Network: Scare up the fun by adding a cute black and white (or orange) straw with a classic Pina Colada cocktail.
  2. Vampire Kiss via DIY Network: Seeing as how Twilight author Stephanie Meyer has released a gender-swapping tenth anniversary copy of her "Twilight" (aka "Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined"), we thought it was only appropriate to include at least one vampire drink reference. The DIY Networks Vampire Kiss was the perfect answer. Plus, it sounds like the perfect weather-swapping inspired drink from the original Twilights dark, grey and rainy setting with it's tropical flavors of mango vodka, coconut rum, sweet and sour and grenadine.  
  3. The Raven via DIY Network: A true Northwest Halloween inspired cocktail, The Raven features our favorite flavor - coffee.  
  4. Vampires Hemoglobin via Huffington Post: Champs makes everything better - even your Halloween cocktails! This hauntingly beautiful drink mixes together St-Germain liqueur, acai berry juice, vodka, lime juice, and champagne, while rimming the glasses with black sugar ups the glam factor.