Destination I Do
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Signature Cocktail Ideas for Your Destination Wedding

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Autumn Millhouse
Photo courtesy of Charbay

Summer, here we come! With your beach destination wedding right around the corner this is a fun chance to designate yourself as a modern mixologist and test drive some signature cocktails for your bridal soiree. Below are two of my favorite exotic, mouthwatering cocktail recipes. Cheers!

Charbay Mojito
1 oz. fresh lime
1 oz. fresh simple syrup
15 fresh mint leaves
2.5 oz. Charbay Tahitian Vanilla Bean Rum
2.5 oz. Club soda
In a mixing glass, muddle mint, lime and sugar
with vigor; add ice, rum, club soda and stir well.

Charbay Summer Breeze
Meyer Lemon Vodka
3 oz. Orange juice
1/2 oz. Pineapple
Fill a 12 oz. Collins
glass with ice; mix all
ingredients and garnish
with a lemon wheel

About: Autumn Millhouse is a local travel writer, international trekker and self-proclaimed “hopeless-romantic.” Author of the hugely popular Romantic Napa Valley: An Insider’s Guide for Couples, she is currently working on two books with similar themes dealing with travel and romance. In Calistoga, her book is available at Copperfield Book Store, Solage Spa, Castello di Amorosa and Sterling Winery. Check out her blog here.

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