bride cocktailIt’s summer in the city and if you’re planning a Philadelphia summer wedding you need a signature cocktail that fits into the season here in the land of brotherly love.  Here are a few great Philadelphia-inspired summer wedding signature cocktails.

 

PomegranateCherryLimeadeThe Cherry Wooder-ice

Philly is known for a lot of yummy treats but when it’s hot outside we all run for water (pronounced wooder) ice or italian ice.  So why not have your guests enjoy an adult version of the summer treat!

1 part cherry vodka
3 parts Sprite
splash of grenadine
squeeze of lime
garnish with lime
maraschino cherries

Pour vodka over ice in a rocks glass add Sprite then grenadine and lime stir once to mix colors and garnish with a lime slice and maraschino cherries.

The Rocky and The Adrian 

Charm your guests with two popular italian drinks that the Italian Stallion and his blushing bride would enjoy on their wedding day.  After all who could forget Rocky’s romantic proposal at the Philadelphia Zoo, “I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind marrying me too much”.

Negroni

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The Negroni (The Rocky)

1 part Campari
1 part gin
1 part sweet vermouth

Instructions:
Stir Campari, gin, and vermouth in an ice-filled tumbler; garnish with orange slice.

the adrian

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The Negroni Sbagliato (The Adrian)

1 part dry sparkling wine
1 part Campari
1 part sweet vermouth

Instructions:
Stir wine, Campari, and vermouth in an ice-filled shaker. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice; garnish with orange twist.

liberty_bell_cocktail

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Liberty Bell Cocktail

No one comes to Philly to see the sights without checking out the Liberty Bell.  Chances are your out-of-town guests will try and catch a glimpse of it before they leave the city so why not have them get a little “cracked” with our cocktail inspired by the famous bell!

2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce peach schnapps
dash apricot brandy
dash Campari
Lemon twist to garnish

Place all of the ingredients, except for the garnish, into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Stir the mixture for 25 seconds and then strain into an iced martini glass.  Garnish with a lemon twist and serve immediately.