Wedding Cakes and Cocktails

I’ve just come in from New Orleans and a 4-day escapade of non-stop boozing and educating.  I’m beat, to say the least.

I will be posting much more about my adventures in New Orleans in the coming weeks.  Due to popular demand, in this post, I will be providing the cocktail recipes that were served at the Spirited Lunch at Antoine’s Restaurant this past Friday, July 10th.  The lunch was entitled “Wedding Cakes and Cocktails” and was led by the lovely Maria McBride from “Brides Magazine,” and yours truly created the cocktails and spoke about signature drinks for weddings.

Enjoy these yummy libations:

Spirited Lunch –Wedding Cakes and Cocktails


Pink Icing
 Created by:  Jonathan Pogash
3 watermelon chunks
1/4 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 oz. simple syrup (equal parts sugar:water)
1/4 oz. Grand Marnier
1 drop orange flower water
3 oz. Fantinel Rose Brut
Muddle the watermelon in the lemon, simple, Grand Marnier, and flower water in a mixing glass.  Add ice and Champagne and stir briefly.  Strain into a chilled champagne flute.  Top off with extra splash of bubbly. .  Garnish: pink sugar flower.   
True love  

Created by:  Jonathan Pogash
“Wedding Cakes and Cocktails”
3 lime wedges
8-10 mint leaves
1/4 oz. Grand Marnier
1/4 oz. Simple syrup
1 1/2 oz. 10 Cane Rum
1 oz. Mango Nectar

splash Fantinel Prosecco

 Muddle the limes, mint, and mango nectar in a mixing glass.  Add Rum  and ice and shake briefly.  Pour into a highball glass.  Top off with  splash of Fantinel Prosecco.

Garnish: Candied orange twist

Sweet Kiss

Created by: Maria McBride
“Wedding Cakes and Cocktails”
NAVAN Natural Vanilla Liqueur
Fantinel Prosecco

Black Currant Boiron Fresh Fruit Purée
Shake equal parts NAVAN and fruit purée in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Pour mixture into a Champagne flute. Top with Fantinel Prosecco.
Garnish: Lavender stem


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