• April 6, 2013

Summer Cocktails

Summer Cocktails

Summer Cocktails 150 150 La Fete Weddings

It’s that time of year again… wedding season!! Now is the time to start securing all the final details for your wedding. The favors, welcome bags, final counts, seating charts, and the SUMMER COCKTAILS!!!  So if you are searching for something fun to do with your fiancé, and still haven’t decided on the perfect signature drink for your event, then it is time to try out some of these fabulous recipes:

Blood Orange Margarita:

The acidity of  fresh blood orange juice in this margarita is outstanding. The bright, tart flavors of blood orange makes a brilliantly colored cocktail and not to mention very refreshing too.


3 oz fresh Blood Orange Juice

2 oz Tequila

1 oz  Triple Sec

splash of agave nectar (syrup)


1. Rub the rim of an old fashioned glass (or whatever similar vessel you prefer) with an edge of a blood orange slice.  Swirl the rim through a small pile of kosher or sea salt to salt the rim.

2. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake for 15 seconds.

3. Put a few cubes of ice in your glass.  Strain the cocktail into the glass and enjoy.


The Stilleto:

2-1/2 parts Bourbon (we ♥ Maker’s Mark)

1/4 part Amaretto

1/4 part Lime Juice

Sunset in Paris:
2 oz. strawberry puree
3 oz. St. Germain
4 oz. Brut Rosé
4 oz. club soda

Pear and Cranberry Bellini

1 cup pear nectar

1 cup cranberry juice cocktail

1 bottle Prosecco or other dry sparkling white wine


In a small pitcher or large liquid measuring cup, combine pear nectar and cranberry juice cocktail. Pour 1/4 cup juice mixture into each of eight champagne glasses. Dividing evenly, top with Prosecco or other dry sparkling white wine.

 The Blackberry Sage Cooler:

This is a refreshing, easy way to make a soda  that’s lower in sugar and tastes great.  A sage simple syrup is mixed with some pureed blackberries and topped off with some club soda.  The perfect refreshment for a hot summer day!

15 medium sage leaves
4 tablespoons sugar
1 cup water
8 ounces of blackberries

Bring the water and sugar to a boil over high heat just until sugar dissolves.…

~It’s All About The Details~

Try adding a pretty little edible flower to the top of each of your summer cocktails.

This can dress up even the simplest recipes.