When I first heard of “the signature drink,” I was a bit hesitant. How is it that every new wedding trend seems like the key to a perfect wedding? My parents scoffed at the idea and I couldn’t help but wonder if it’s necessary. I still admit that it isn’t necessary. I doubt guests will talk about it for years to come. It won’t make or break the day. Despite all this, I think we will be having one and I am pleased about it. The way our day will be structured–with a cocktail hour in between the ceremony and reception while the wedding party and family takes formal photos–it seemed like a nice way to spice up that time.
So now the only question is what drink should be our ‘signature’. Mr. Peppermint and I recently settled on Pimm’s. I first heard of Pimm’s when I was doing a summer acting program in England. The teachers would congregate out on the green and drink Pimm’s after class! It’s mostly a British thing–and from what I understand, recently making a comeback? When I went to my cousin’s wedding in Ipswich last summer, this was their signature drink. It’s refreshing, delicious and, I must admit, packs a punch!
(image found here)
1 part Pimm’s No. 1
2 parts Lemonade (we use sparkling Lemonade)
cut up oranges, lemons and cucumber
top with a sprig of mint
Is anyone else having a signature drink or am I the only sucker? What drinks are you considering?
- LA/Palm Springs
- Wedding Date:
- December 2007
- historic estate overlooking the heart of Palm Springs