signature cocktails

Tips and Advice

Signature Cocktails

Signature cocktails are such an enjoyable and festive way to elevate the bar (and overall) experience at your wedding. Oregon has so many impressive local spirits and ingredients that inspire our community’s professional craft cocktail makers on the daily. Depending what time of year your wedding falls in, they are sure to have some fantastic local and seasonal ideas! Below are a few unique and inspired cocktails that have been created by some of our favorite local booze artists and mobile catering teams. Some of these fine individuals even offer tastings prior to picking out the signature cocktails you want at your wedding, just like cake! Here are a few descriptions and visuals to get you nice and thirsty. Contact these local experts for more details!

Pictured above: Moscow Mule by PLAZA DEL TORO

  • Vodka
  • Fresh-squeezed lime
  • Cock n Bull Ginger Beer

PLAZA DEL TORO typically sees their hosts go with a classic Moscow Mule since they have these gorgeous copper mule mugs at their venue. What’s awesome about those is that you can have them made with vodka for a Moscow Mule, bourbon and call it a Kentucky Mule or tequila for a Jalisco Mule so you can accommodate more liquor preferences for your group!

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Pictured above: The High Tide by Public Provisions

  •  Coconut water
  • Fresh pineapple juice
  • Lime
  • Rum
  • Bubbles

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Pictured above: Negroni Sbagliato by Coopers Hall

  • Campari
  • Sweet vermouth
  • Prosecco

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Pictured above: Corpse Reviver #598 by Mint and Mirth
  • 1 oz gin (Beefeater or locally made Aria gin is perfect)
  • 1 oz Cocchi Americano (a more herbal substitute for the aperitif Lillet Blanc)
  • 1 oz coriander infused ginger syrup (housemade)
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes absinthe
  • Top with soda water.
One of Kate Bolton’s (owner of Mint and Mirth) all time favorite cocktails is a classic cocktail called a Corpse Reviver #2, which is a bright, citrusy, refreshing and complex combination of gin, lemon, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, and a dash of absinthe.
For this variation she calls the “598”, (named after the address of a restaurant she partners in in SF), she just made a few fun, seasonal substitutions of the ingredients, and added soda water because she always loves a little fizzy effervescence. Optional: Garnish with fresh herbs (pictured is thyme) and a dusting of coriander seeds on the top ice cube.
Kate is also the owner of Silver Julep! A premier mobile craft cocktail and bar rental service in a one-of-a-kind Airstream trailer. Check it out!

 

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Pictured above: The Roma Paloma by Merit Badge

  • Reposado Tequila
  • Pelinkovac Herbal Liqueur
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Soda

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Pictured above: The Heirloom Orange Ginsicle by Sloshy Pops

  • Mixed heirloom oranges
  • Orange Oil
  • Zest
  • Candied blood oranges
  • Gin
  • Whipped vodka cream

Yes, we said GINsicle. This is just one of the MANY local inspired flavors of boozy popsicles created by Sloshy Pops! They have a mobile set up for weddings and your guests will not know what to do with themselves.

For more novelty cocktail and booze infused dessert ideas also check out Portland based BoozeHound Baked Goods and Snowbird’s Margarita Truck. Both have some amazing options.

Some favorite local distillers include Wild Roots, New Deal, House Distilling, Trail Distilling, and Aria Portland Dry Gin!
Featured image for this post is: The Bee’s Knees by Coopers Hall (Blanco tequila, lime, and clover honey)