But although I do like to drink my wine straight, I also love it with a little twist. So, in addition to the classic reds and whites we served with dinner, Stephen and I were especially excited to see our signature “summer sangria” brought to life the day of the wedding.
Even though my queasily excited stomach kept me from trying more than just a sip or two, the drink was a perfect blend of red wine and citrus, which our guests enjoyed down to the last drop. Seeing them sipping away throughout the night reminded me of all the amazing summer evenings Stephen and I have spent together at La Tasca, our favorite tapas place, enjoying a glass of sangria as flamenco dancers swirl around the floor.
LESSON LEARNED: A signature drink is a great way to add a special personal touch to your party. Whether you choose one of your all-time favorites or work with the venue staff to concoct a unique drink that meshes with your theme or color scheme, this is a great way to give guests a taste of your personalities. Not a drinker? Non-alcoholic drinks can work, too, and will definitely be popular with those who need a break from the bar.
Are you serving a signature drink on your wedding day?
(Photo Credits: Alex Neumann Photography & Personal Library)