Weddings: Leianna & Morgan

Last night was Leianna & Morgan’s wedding at the Bybee Farms Blueberry Farm in North Bend, WA at the foot of Mt. Si. The wedding had a country theme and an awesome bluegrass/jazz band, not to mention a beautiful and very entertaining ceremony officiated by Leianna’s cousin Billy.

My role was to provide the cocktails for the reception. A couple months ago I did a tasting with Morgan & Leianna to choose the drinks that we would serve, and, as I wrote about previously, they selected the following cocktails:

  • Gin-Gin Mule
  • Blue Lavender
  • Mai Tai
  • TBD Whiskey Punch
  • Dark & Stormy

Details for each of these can be found below.

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Wedding Cocktails: Events 1 & 2

Over the past couple months, I have been asked to handle the cocktails for the weddings of two of my friends: Kelly & Ed from San Diego and Leianna & Morgan from Seattle.  Outside of throwing a couple cocktail parties, I don’t have a lot of experience in putting together a set of cocktails to cover the diverse tastes that come with the wide range of ages and backgrounds found in a wedding audience.

For both, I conducted a tasting with the couples beforehand to explore the range of cocktails that would be possible. The hardest step I found was to come up with a tasting list that covers a wide range of styles and base spirits while limiting the complexity of preparation of each drink.

Check out the details after the jump.

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