7 Scintillating Drinks That Are Perfect For A Wedding

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A grand Indian wedding is about good food, dance, music and fun. A big fat Indian wedding is deemed to be incomplete without good food. India is a land of diversity which is why it is known as a foodie’s paradise. The availability of the plethora of cuisines makes the Indian weddings a matter of grand feasting. At a wedding just like the variety of cuisines you also find a variety of wedding guests. At a wedding you find several types of guests like the mithai lovers, chat addicts, beverage lover’s and the free loaders.

A guest returning with an empty stomach from your wedding is the last thing you would want to happen. At a wedding it proves to be a necessity to have something befitting the likes and tastes of everyone. No matter in which part of the world you get hitched but having a customized has become a trend of the modern weddings. Having tried and tested cuisines at the weddings has become a talk of the past. You might have booked the top wedding caterers in Kolkata, Pune or wherever you plan to tie the knot. To pair the heavy snacks you need to serve your guests with drinks. A wedding menu is incomplete without beverages. The beverages are act as a perfect accompaniment to the meals and for a summer wedding serve as a perfect cooler. With the plethora of beverage options available choosing the ideal ones is a dainty task. Wondering how to trudge ahead with your selection? Worry not as we have got your backs. Here are some of the best scintillating drinks that are the perfect add-ons for your wedding menu.

Sangria

Driving its origin from the lanes of Spain, this cocktail is made from red wine, sugar and packed with the goodness of fruity delights like lemons, oranges, apples, limes or cherries. Chill the drink and serve it in fancy glass pitchers. The drink is simple to make yet is a treat in the hot weather.

Mojito

A drink befitting the likes of all age groups. The drink has numerous options like Virgin Mojito packed with the cooling effect of fresh mint and lime, Green Apple with extracts of apple and the rejuvenating qualities of lemon. This summer drink comes as a most preferred choice for the youth and incorporating it in the menu would keep you in line with the trend.

Coconut Margarita

Get the vibes of the ocean to your wedding as you add a dash of Coconut milk, kick of Tequila Blanco and a tang of freshly squeezed Lemon to your Margarita. The creamy take on Margarita leaves your guests bewildered.

Aam Panna

This age old refreshing drink from your mom’s kitchen never goes out of date. Made from fresh raw mangoes and mixed with Indian spices the drink serves as a good appetizer after those heavy meals. Transverse your guests back in the times of their childhood as you serve them with a chilled glass of Aam Panna.

Screwdriver

The name of the drink is enough to raise brows. The cocktail is the epitome of freshness. The tangy citrusy twist of orange paired blended with outlandish vodka makes the cocktail a perfect balance of taste and an ideal drink for the summers.

Bourbon Peach Sweet Tea

Got cravings for south Indian food and drinks? Why not add it to your menu! Go classic as you serve your guests with a glass of sweet tea, topped with peach preserves and good old lemon juice. Make the drink flavor some as you spike it up with bourbon.

Bloody Mary

The character of Bloody Mary got us Goosebumps! The drink is as mysterious as its name is a delicate chemistry between craziness and danger. The drink packed with a whole lot of ingredients is best suited for those fun loving chatterboxes. Make it a part of the menu and let the magic happen.

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Sugar & Spiced Coffee

Now that the temperatures have dropped, we’re snuggling up and sipping on these cold weather classics. Community Coffee Company offers seasonal coffee blends (made exclusively with 100% Arabica beans) that are deliciously satisfying on their own AND in a number of food and drink recipes.

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Servings: 8
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
3/4 cup chilled whipping cream
4 1/2 tsp. powdered sugar
1 cup freshly ground Community® coffee
5 tsp. ground cardamom
3 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
7 cup water

Directions:
Using an electric mixer, beat whipping cream in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Then, add powdered sugar and continue beating. Place ground coffee, cardamom, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a coffee filter. Using spoon, mix gently. Add water to your coffee maker and brew to your liking. Next, divide coffee among 8 cups. Garnish each with a dollop of whipped cream and serve piping hot. Single serve coffee maker is ideal for this recipe, as long as you get one that has reusable pods. They are simple to use and can brew barista like coffee all day long. In case you haven’t gotten one already, check out Single serve coffee maker reviews at KitchenGuyd to find the best pick.

Easy Game Day Cocktails @SmirnoffUS #GameDayReady

Football season is in full swing. Time for tailgating, viewing parties, and filling the living room with family. As you plan your game day menu, replace basic beer with Smirnoff Ice‘s new line of malt beverages: Smirnoff Ice® Original Premium Flavored Malt Beverage, Smirnoff Ice® Moscow Mule, and Smirnoff Ice® Screwdriver Flavored Malt Beverage.

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Whether you’re bringing a close to the weekend on Sunday or relaxing after a long day of work on Monday, these easy game day cocktails could be just the pick me up you need. Turn on your favorite football team, grab your snacks, and whip up these easy cocktails in a jiffy.

Smirnoff Ice® provided this Game Day Ready box complete with the Original, Moscow Mule, Screwdriver, Smirnoff Ice® mason jar for mixing, and a gift card to pick up other supplies.

We made two easy cocktails that you can have ready in about 5 minutes, each: Clementine Screwdriver and Passion Fruit Apple Mixer.

Although I am not a big football fan, you don’t have to give me an excuse to relax on the couch with my sweetie and an ice cold glass of something sweet & tangy. After grocery shopping, I scoured my fridge for some interesting combinations I could whip together in no time flat. I had lots of fruit and a new fruit juice on hand, so I thought I’d combine those with the new Smirnoff Ice® beverages.

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Clementine Screwdriver

INGREDIENTS

  • Smirnoff Ice® Screwdriver Flavored Malt Beverage
  • Clementine
  • Mason jar

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Place four clementine wedges into the bottom of the mason jar. Muddle (mash) the fruit with the back of a spoon or a muddler for more flavor. Add a wedge to the rim.
2. Fill half the jar with ice.
3. Finish it off by pouring Screwdriver Flavored Malt Beverage over top.

This cocktail is the perfect mixture of sweet, bursting with fruit flavor. Clementines are one of my favorite fruits this time of year, so it made sense to me to add it into this Touchdown cocktail to enjoy while watching my husband’s favorite football team play. I love rich color that the fruit gives to this drink. This drink is perfect as is but can easily be customized to a person’s individual taste.

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Passion Fruit Apple Mixer

INGREDIENTS

  • Smirnoff Ice® Original Flavored Malt Beverage
  • 1 oz passion fruit juice
  • 1/2 cup peeled, diced Granny Smith apple
  • Mason jar

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Place apple into the bottom of the mason jar. Muddle (mash) the fruit with the back of a spoon or a muddler for more flavor.
2. Pour juice over fruit.
3. Fill half the jar with ice.
4. Finish it off by pouring Smirnoff Ice® Original Flavored Malt Beverage over top.

This cocktail is the perfect mixture of sweet and sour, bursting with fruit flavor. Granny Smith apples are one of my favorite apple varieties, so it made sense to me to add it into this Touchdown cocktail to enjoy while watching my husband’s favorite football team play. I love rich color that the fruit gives to this drink. This drink is perfect as is but can easily be customized to a person’s individual taste.

Disclosure: Smirnoff Ice should be enjoyed responsibly by those 21 years of age or older. The Smirnoff Ice Cocktail Playbook was sent to me in order for me to create the recipe you’ve seen in this post. As always opinions are my own. My experience may differ from your own.

Jenni Rivera La Gran Señora Tequila

Disclosure- We received the below in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are our own and honest. Review by my husband, who is the expert in this area.

Tequila is a bit of an acquired taste, but once it is acquired it is difficult to turn away from a good one. One of those fine libations is the new Jenni Rivera La Gran Señora Tequila. This tequila was developed by famed Mexican-American singer songwriter, Jenni Rivera. As some of you know, Jenni Rivera was a Mexican music legend, who passed away recently in a plane crash. One of her final projects she was working on was this line of tequila which includes a blanco, reposado, and añejo. This tequila is based on the Jenni Reivera’s idea to compete with the Don’s of tequila and rise above them, as is the theme of her music.

pic2The tequila itself is quite good. I enjoy it straight in shots as is. The flavor is complex and definitely a tequila, with its bold flavors. I am not good at describing the palate of the tequila, but it has been described as, “Aromas of light fresh agave, citrus and fruit. On the palate extremely smooth, sweet. Light notes of citrus and fruit. Long-lasting finish with black pepper. “  I taste the citrus and the fruit, and it is smooth.  For those of you with more sophisticated tequila palates, hopefully that helps.
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Wilson Creek Winery – personalized wine

Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own and honest.  Please see “I Disclose” for more info.

pic1This holiday season there will be plenty of opportunities to spread holiday cheer, and just shy of singing loud for all to hear,  the second best way to spread cheer to adults is with wine or other libations.  Many people love it, some a bit too much, but as with all things moderation is key (ha).

Wilson Creek Winery was acquired in 1996 by the Wilson family.  They wanted to start a fun family operated winery that made great wine.  As proof of that, they won the 2010 Gold Business of the Year.

pic2One of the interesting aspects of the Wilson Creek Winery line of products is the ability to make your own labels for some very good wines.  We were given the opportunity to try Almond Sparkling Wine.  This is one of four general categories of wines, including red wine, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, white wine, including 2012 white Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Cuvee Sparkling Wine, and of course the Almond Sparkling.  All of these can sport custom labels which can be used as wedding favors, business ads, holiday cards, or any reason you can think of.  We brought ours to a family function and everyone got a kick out of the labels.  We included a nice family photo.  These wine bottles could be also used at family functions in your home.
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The Perfect Christmas Cocktail

Looking for the perfect drink to try this holiday season?  You and your guests will love the flavored vodkas by Van Gogh -they add that little something special that makes the drink over-the-top good.

Dessert Fizz

Christmas drinks

1-1/2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
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Christmas Cocktails – Reindeer Tracks

Looking for the perfect drink to try this holiday season?  You will love this- the flavored vodkas by Van Gogh take it to a whole new level that your guests and you will love.

Reindeer Tracks

Christmas drinks

2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate

1 oz. Hazelnut liqueur
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Van Gogh Vodkas – The Perfect Holiday Drink

When you think of the word Van Gogh, the average person thinks of a work of art. Some know a few paintings, some may not, but all know he was an artist and a master at that. When you hear of Van Gogh vodka similar thoughts occur- artistic and special vodkas for those special occasions when only the best will do.

11 04 14 products 007Van Gogh are constantly updating their flavor,s and two of these perfect flavors are Double Espresso Vodka and Rich Dark Chocolate both of which are perfect for dessert drinks. Also these are perfect for when you want something a bit more than a coffee or a glass of milk but want a splash of something extra. The Double Expresso makes form mouthwatering adult milk shakes while the rich dark chocolate complements a rich coffee quite well. Another easy way to prepare a simple drink with these vodkas is on the rocks or with a touch of club soda. Both of which let the drinker appreciate the complexity of the flavor of the vodka without the alcohol punch. Below are a few more ideas for Van Gogh vodka recipes. Enjoy.
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