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His & Hers Cocktails

I don’t know if it’s the warm weather (and 100% humidity), but we’re having a cocktail moment. I mean, what better way to welcome guests than with libations that reflect the newlyweds’ personalities? Below you’ll find signature wedding cocktails from mixologists, restaurateurs, and even one of our own brides. Pick your favorites, then be prepared to have a very busy bar. 🙂

His & Hers Wedding Cocktails

His: VIEUX CIRCLE
2oz of D’usse Cognac
2 dashes of Peychauds Bitters
2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
0.25 oz of yellow chartreuse
0.50 oz of Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes of absinthe

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Fill glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon twist.

Why it’s a great choice for the groom:
Inspired by a timeless Vieux Carré, it’s powerful yet accessible, smooth and yet easy to drink.  In other words, perfect for a groom.

– from Daniel Miller at Vedge Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA

His & Hers Wedding Cocktails

Hers: MUMM NAPA ROSE
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige
0.25 oz rose water
1 sugar cube
3 dashes of fresh pomegranate juice

Place the sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne flute. Saturate it with rose water. Carefully top off with Mumm Napa Brut Prestige and add pomegranate juice. Garnish with dry baby rose buds.

Why it’s a great choice for the bride: A hint of sweetness, celebratory bubbles, and a beautiful hue – what more could you need?

– from Mumm Napa Vineyard, Rutherford, CA

His & Hers Wedding Cocktails

His: SO HOPPY TOGETHER
1.5 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
0.75 oz fresh grapefruit juice
0.75 oz honey syrup*
2 oz Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA (or West Coast-style IPA of your choosing)
*3/4 cup honey + 1/4 cup water. Cook on the stove on high until the mixture boils; let it sit and cool. Cover and refrigerate. Good for two weeks.

Place all ingredients in a shaker and shake softly. Strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice and top with IPA.

Why it’s a great choice for the groom:
Cocktail trends are simplifying lately; these ingredients are delicious and handsomely classic.

– from Brian Kruglak at Jerry’s, Philadelphia, PA

His & Hers Wedding Cocktails

Hers: THE ACE
1 oz peach schnapps 
2-3 oz lemon iced tea
1 peach slice
Shaved ice, optional

Stir the peach schnapps and lemon iced tea into a cocktail glass with shaven ice, if desired. Garnish with a peach slice and serve.

Why it’s a great choice for the bride:
It says “summer wedding” all over it, is totally refreshing, and looks so darn cute with that peach slice.

– from Kelly C., BHLDN Bride + Anthropologie Store Operations Coordinator

His & Hers Wedding Cocktails

His: SAZERAC 1776
2 dashes Fee Brothers Bitters
1 sugar cube
3-4 star anise ice cubes*
1.5 oz rye whiskey

*Bring 2 tablespoons star anise seeds and 4 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool; strain through a fine sieve. Pour liquid into ice cube trays and freeze.

In a double rocks glass, splash a few drops of water and 2 dashes of bitters over a sugar cube; crush well. Add 3-4 anise ice cubes. Add rye whiskey. Stir briefly and serve with a twist.

Why it’s a great choice for the groom:
America’s oldest cocktail, this strong drink is perfect as part of your after-dinner whiskey bar!

– from Philadelphia’s Birchtree Catering, which specializes in sustainable events featuring farm-to-table dishes and drinks

His & Hers Wedding Cocktails

Hers: GREENHOUSE TONIC
1 teaspoon lemon verbena simple syrup*
2 sprigs thyme
1 sprig dill
1 sprig parsley
2 basil leaves
2 slices cucumber
Splash of sage liquor
1.5 oz Bluecoat gin
Dash of Boylan’s tonic

*Mix one cup water, one cup sugar, and bring just to a simmer. Remove from heat, let cool slightly. Add 10-15 lemon verbena leaves and let steep 2-24 hours.

In a double rocks glass, mix lemon verbena simple syrup, thyme, dill, parsley, basil, cucumber, and sage liquor. Muddle lightly, add ice and stir. Finish with 1.5 oz Bluecoat Gin and top off with Boylan’s Tonic. Garnish with a thin slice of cucumber and extra sprig of thyme.

 Why it’s a great choice for the bride: Infused with fresh herbs and cool cucumber, this light, refreshing drink is a nod to she who loves the garden…or the spa.

– from Philadelphia’s Birchtree Catering, which specializes in sustainable events featuring farm-to-table dishes and drinks

His & Hers Cocktails

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