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.
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.