With This Drink, I Thee Wed


It’s not just about the cake anymore. According to a recent Times article, a growing trend among young couples getting married is to have signature cocktails at the wedding. What’s more, the cocktails themselves have become more sophisticated.

“Until recently, what went into those cocktails was usually an afterthought, or dictated by the wedding’s color scheme. ‘We used to be able to throw together some prosecco with pomegranate juice, for some pink color,’ said Xochitl Gonzalez, a Manhattan wedding planner, ‘now it’s gotten more thoughtful.’ Cross-cultural couple? Look for a signature cocktail with ingredients from both cultures mixed into the drink. Geographic touchstone? The cocktail can tell that story, too, as an Alabama slammer did at a reception last month… ‘the drink can make a statement about the couple.'”