I firmly believe that every woman (and even man) should have their own personalized  signature cocktail. I’m big on this, and I think it’s a great addition to any kind of party- shower, bachelorette, engagement or otherwise.

 

Having a signature party drink that’s personalized makes the guest of honor feel even more special plus, it’s unique and fun.  Make it a punch or a shaken cocktail, a beer margarita or a frozen dessert.  Whatever it is, make sure it reflects your guest of honor’s tastes, style and personality.

 

Here are some tips to keep in mind when naming your party beverage. 

 

  1. Follow their Tastes: If they’re a vodka drinker, the main ingredient probably shouldn’t be gin. If their sweet and social go with something that reflects that, sugary, sweet, citrus etc. If they happen to be a bit more brooding and mysterious, make it work. Keep the time of year, the type of celebration and your guest list in mind as well. 

 

  1. Name accordingly: The name of the drink is the most important part (after the taste of course.  Go with their hometown, Jason’s Long Island Ice Tea, their nickname, Bobby’s Backyard Brew; their maiden name, their soon-to-be new last name, or a combination of both, BurchWoodtini, their personality, their major… the possibilities are endless.

 

 

  1. Aliteration and Rhyming are your Friends: Throw in those adjectives up front: social, sweet, silly, naughty, blissful, kinky, crazy, dirty etc.  Using adjectives that start with the guest of honor’s name is nice, and rhyming is even better: Kinky Katie’s Maine Magic, Crazy Corinne’s Upper East Side Slide, Dirty Dana’s Desert Twist…

 

Serve in a fun container like an oversized Mason jar, pitcher or right in a glass. Write out a label so guests know what they’re drinking and have a good laugh when they realize its signature and special to the guest of honor.

 

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