A Signature Drink Deserves A Signature Favor!

Creating your very own signature cocktail is an excellent way to personalize the reception and save money on the bar tab versus having a fully stocked bar. Guests will appreciate the creativity and the opportunity to enjoy a different beverage chosen or created by the bride and groom. But, don’t let your designing ways stop at the bar. Add a signature favor to the mix! Created by you, these do-it-yourself favors will be the perfect complement to your one-of-a-kind celebration. Whether you decide to keep the recipes the same or add your special touch, here are a few favor-and-cocktail combos that we think work well together.

Inspired by the blooms of spring and the vibrant color they bring, our Gerber Daisy boxes can complement the color of the cocktail and the wistful joy of the French Martini.

What You Need

  • 1 oz. citrus vodka
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz. Chambord
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

  • How to Make It

  • Shake vodka, pineapple juice, and Chambord well with ice in a shaker.
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with lime wedge.

  • Warm colors warm the soul! Perfect for fall weddings, the Alpine Manhattan will delight your guests’ senses with rich color and an orange twist just as much as the Autumn Elegance favor box shares your warmest appreciation… because generosity is always in season!

    What You Need

  • 1 1/2 oz. bourbon or rye
  • 1/2 oz. Stone Pine liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Orange twist, for garnish

  • How to Make It

  • Stir all ingredients except orange twist in a mixing glass with cracked ice.
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with orange twist.

  • Inspired by the islands, both the drink and the design of this beach wedding favor are as cool as a summer breeze. Gracing your guests with gratitude, they’re both topped off with a sprig of greenery and are designed to make your guests feel right at home on the shore.

    What You Need

  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. simple syrup*
  • 1 1/2 oz. light rum
  • Club soda
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

  • How to Make It

  • Muddle mint leaves in lime juice and simple syrup.
  • Add ice and rum and shake briefly.
  • Pour ingredients into highball glass.
  • Top off with club soda.
  • Garnish with lime wedge.
  • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.

  • Cocktails courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru. Favors from Kate Aspen, of course!

    Happy Planning!


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