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    The wedding planning has stalled on drinks that can be served at the reception. I don't really understand the ins and outs of alcohol and would like to get some impartial opinions.

    My daughter was told at the initial meeting she could have two types of hard alcohols, four types of beers, champagne and wine, and four signature drinks (but no shots). They asked her to provide recipes for the four drinks that she wants, which she did. They rejected her recipes, stating that each signature drink could only have one alcohol in it. She says that is ridiculous. I'm trying to find a middle of the road.

    This is one of the drinks she wanted

    HPNOTIQ Sleeping Beauty

    Drink Type: Martini

    Ingredients
    1/2 oz. Hpnotiq
    1/2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
    1/2 oz. Banana Liqueur
    1/2 oz. Grapefruit Juice

    Instructions

    Shake well with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry. Winning recipe in the Cocktail Competition 2004 held by N.B.A. – Japan

    Are there really signature drinks with just one type of alcohol? Are there substitutions you can make so it only has one alcohol? Any other advice you think would be helpful is welcomed.
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    Do the signature drinks need to be made from the 2 selections of hard alcohol she picked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VWL Mom View Post
    Do the signature drinks need to be made from the 2 selections of hard alcohol she picked?
    As far as I understand, yes. I don't know if signature drinks have to have hard alcohol or not, but she is only allowed to use the two she picks.
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    Signature drinks do not necessarily need to contain alcohol. Depending on her guest list she may want to pick 2 alcohol based, 1 wine/champagne based, and one virgin. It would be easier to give suggestions if you knew what 2 hard liquors she selecting (I'd assume vodka and whisky) and when the wedding is. Fall? There are a lot of good selections that could be made with one liquor and honestly the vendor should have a list of suggestions on hand for her to look at.
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    It's too bad that she just can't omit a couple types of beer in favor of more options for hard liquor. Aside from vodka and whiskey, I can totally see rum and gin being included there and would definitely widen the options for specialty drinks. Did the Disney planners have any suggestions for her?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VWL Mom View Post
    honestly the vendor should have a list of suggestions on hand for her to look at.
    This is exactly how I feel.

    Thanks for the info. She picked Iced Tea Sangria, White Wine Vodka Sangria (which takes citrus vodka and raspberry vodka. They say that is two alcohols. She says it is just vodka.), the Sleeping Beauty drink and Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade. The wedding is Sept. 22.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNNHFLTX View Post
    It's too bad that she just can't omit a couple types of beer in favor of more options for hard liquor. Aside from vodka and whiskey, I can totally see rum and gin being included there and would definitely widen the options for specialty drinks. Did the Disney planners have any suggestions for her?
    She isn't having it at Disney now due to some family tragedies on the groom's side. Can I just scrap the whole thing and pay for them to elope?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinderelley View Post
    Can I just scrap the whole thing and pay for them to elope?
    My dad used to say he'd give me the money for the ladder

    Here's some for you to look at
    Maple Bourbon Old-Fashioned
    Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule for this you would need to replace ginger beer with ginger ale
    Apple Cider Mimosa
    Autumn Chiller non alcoholic by substituting ginger ale for ginger beer
    Last edited by VWL Mom; 07-31-2018 at 09:12 AM.
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    Two more that I drink that might work
    Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail (is champagne one of their wine choices?)
    Cranberry Pomegranate Martini (I omit the Cointreau altogether when I make it)
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    If the two liquors to work with were rum and vodka, you would be able to make a plethora of drinks.

    I personally would be glad they rejected the Sleeping Beauty drink. Hypnotiq and whiskey would be one disgusting drink to most people. Hypnotiq itself is usually pretty bad. Of course you are wanting to see how many people you can make puke that drink would be a great way to go if you can get them to drink any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinderelley View Post
    She isn't having it at Disney now due to some family tragedies on the groom's side.
    Oops, sorry. Just made that assumption. Sorry to hear about the unfortunate circumstances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNNHFLTX View Post
    Oops, sorry. Just made that assumption. Sorry to hear about the unfortunate circumstances.
    No worries. Things have changed a lot in the last few months. It's a crazy life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VWL Mom View Post
    My dad used to say he'd give me the money for the ladder

    Here's some for you to look at
    Maple Bourbon Old-Fashioned
    Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule for this you would need to replace ginger beer with ginger ale
    Apple Cider Mimosa
    Autumn Chiller non alcoholic by substituting ginger ale for ginger beer
    That Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule looks delicious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1DisneyNut View Post
    If the two liquors to work with were rum and vodka, you would be able to make a plethora of drinks.

    I personally would be glad they rejected the Sleeping Beauty drink. Hypnotiq and whiskey would be one disgusting drink to most people. Hypnotiq itself is usually pretty bad. Of course you are wanting to see how many people you can make puke that drink would be a great way to go if you can get them to drink any of them.
    Thanks for that heads up. It looks very pretty though. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1DisneyNut View Post
    If the two liquors to work with were rum and vodka, you would be able to make a plethora of drinks.

    I personally would be glad they rejected the Sleeping Beauty drink. Hypnotiq and whiskey would be one disgusting drink to most people. Hypnotiq itself is usually pretty bad. Of course you are wanting to see how many people you can make puke that drink would be a great way to go if you can get them to drink any of them.
    Would this one be good? It would be her wedding colors in a glass if they put the blue hypnotiq at the bottom and then the purple on the top. I had found it before and wondered if we could use it in place of the sleeping beauty.


    HPNOTIQ Purple Haze Martini
    Drink Type: Martini
    Ingredients

    1 oz. Hpnotiq
    1/2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
    1/2 oz. Orange Juice

    Instructions
    Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange rind or apple slice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinderelley View Post
    Would this one be good? It would be her wedding colors in a glass if they put the blue hypnotiq at the bottom and then the purple on the top. I had found it before and wondered if we could use it in place of the sleeping beauty.


    HPNOTIQ Purple Haze Martini
    Drink Type: Martini
    Ingredients

    1 oz. Hpnotiq
    1/2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
    1/2 oz. Orange Juice

    Instructions
    Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange rind or apple slice.
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    The ladies would probably like it ok for one maybe two drinks. Hpnotiq is pretty fruity already and the taste gets overbearing fairly quickly so people are going to drink very much. They guys probably won't hardly touch it because it will be so fruity. We bought a bottle of Hpnotiq once years ago and finally after multiple parties we threw it away. Nobody liked it much and it would just sit there untouched. The main liquor in it is vodka so you are really just making a super fruity vodka drink more or less. It also has Cognac in it which gives it that sort of weird taste that most people don't particularly like.

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    What are her wedding colors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink1 View Post
    What are her wedding colors?
    The blue is Malibu blue according to David's Bridal. The other color is a darker purple. Kind've like David's Bridal's plum.
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    Well, that makes single liquor drinks a bit tougher.

    anything with UV Blue Raspberry Vodka should work if she wants to stick with colors. I would try Lemonade and UV Blue Raspberry Vodka to see how it was. or Sierra Mist and UV Blue Raspberry Vodka.

    We did Sierra Mist and Watermelon vodka with a splash of cranberry juice for my sons wedding (he is a huge watermelon fan). We ran out of these first.

    The other drink was Bacardi Limon and an orange drink that I cannot think of the name right now over crushed ice. This was a huge hit with the guys since it tasted like the orange Hi-C they drank at school as kids


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink1 View Post
    Well, that makes single liquor drinks a bit tougher.

    anything with UV Blue Raspberry Vodka should work if she wants to stick with colors. I would try Lemonade and UV Blue Raspberry Vodka to see how it was. or Sierra Mist and UV Blue Raspberry Vodka.

    We did Sierra Mist and Watermelon vodka with a splash of cranberry juice for my sons wedding (he is a huge watermelon fan). We ran out of these first.

    The other drink was Bacardi Limon and an orange drink that I cannot think of the name right now over crushed ice. This was a huge hit with the guys since it tasted like the orange Hi-C they drank at school as kids


    Nanc
    Those are excellent suggestions. Using the blue raspberry vodka in sprite, 7up, or sierra mist would be a pretty good all around drink that would appeal to most. The carbonation in the soda along with the little bit of sweetness is a good combination that will make the drink pop. Now I want to make one and try it out. lol

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