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Best Drinks for the Bachelor Party

tequilaWhat is the perfect drink for the bachelor party? The debate has bounced off the walls of many a man cave and still we are no closer to an answer.  The perfect drink is an elusive prey, a fickle mistress, and a muse worth seeking.  In hopes of easing your troubled man mind, we reached out to some of the men(and one woman) tied to the wedding industry and put the question to them. Hoping… that their answers might bring peace to those bands of men wandering from bar to bar in celebration of the groom’s impending matrimony.  Read what they had to say about the perfect bachelor party drink: Continue reading →

Bachelorette Party Ideas – Cocktail Party

Mad Men got you wanting to wear A-line skirts, bake-lite beads, and smoke a cigarette with a martini in the other hand? Scratch that retro itch with a cocktail party for your bachelorette party. We’ve assembled some fabulous cocktail recipes for you to try.  They are perfect for starting the night off or staying in and hosting the party with friends.   Don’t forget to make or buy some nibbles – we love Trader Joe’s for nibbles, great cheeses, snacks and desserts.  We highly recommend throwing out a little audio ambiance with something like - Boss N’ Stones or Bottoms Up from Ultra Lounge.

The Last Fling:

Not too strong or too fruity, a nice all rounder.

Ingredients: 1 oz Vodka, 1/4 oz grenadine syrup, 1 oz gin, 1 oz light rum, 1/2 oz barcardi 151 rum, 1 oz amaretto almond liqueur, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice.

How to: Pour everything into a hurricane glass 3/4′s filled with ice, except the grapefruit and pineapple juice.  Then fill equal parts of grapefruit and pineapple juice and serve.

Champagne Dream:

A refreshing fruity champagne drink.

Ingredients: 1 oz pama (pomegranate liqueur), 1 oz cointreau, 1 oz fresh orange juice, 3 oz champagne or sparkling wine.

How to: Shake the first 3 ingredients with ice, gently stir in the champagne.  Strain into a flute and garnish with orange zest.

Flirtini:

Feeling flirty with the fizz.

Ingredients: 1 oz vodka, 2 oz champagne or sparkling wine, 2 oz pineapple juice, garnish with a cherry

How to: Combine all 3 of the  ingredients in a tall glass and fill with ice.

Mr Right:

This man catcher will draw them to you like bees to honey.

Ingredients: 2 vodka, 3/4 oz campari, 2 oz pomegranate juice, 1 oz triple sec, squeeze of lemon juice

How to: Shake this man catching martini over ice and strain into a martini glass, garnish with fresh mint leaf.

Something Blue:  2 great simple recipes

No wedding related list would be complete without something blue. Try one of these great concoctions.

Ingredients: 2 oz Hpnotiq, 2 oz white wine, 1 oz ginger ale.

OR

1 1/2 oz tequila, 1 oz blue curacao liqueur, 1 oz lime juice, coarse salt (or sugar) (refreshing and cool with a tart finish)

How to: rub the martini glass with lime juice, dip the rim in the coarse salt or sugar.  Shake the tequila, blue curacao and lime juice with ice.  Strain into the glass and serve.

Get some more ideas from our friends at Aisle Dash – http://www.aisledash.com/2008/07/16/signature-cocktails-for-your-bachelorette-party/

Check out some of our other bachelorette party tips and tricks: http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/girls/tips.php

Bachelor Party Cocktail Ideas

Chris Easter over at the Man Registry has released some proprietary bachelor party themed cocktails for the masses on Wedding Blog Party’s blog. From Jungle Juice to the Best Man Speech Cocktail, the Man Registry team has vouched for each of the listed recipes. Here’s a taste:

Best Man Speech – The drink gets its name because of the number of best man speeches it has been directly responsible for destroying.

Ingredients – 3 beers, 3 shots of whiskey, 1 can of frozen pink lemonade

Directions – Pour the beer, vodka, and lemonade into a pitcher and mix. Serve ice cold.

For more mixology  and sagelike wisdom that’s guaranteed to make you invincible socially, check out the original post on Wedding Blog Party:

http://weddingrelay.com/weddingblogparty/2009/11/bachelor-party-cocktail-ideas/

We offer some bachelor party outings that involve a mean martini. You’ll learn how to make a drink that wouldn’t need Bond to make it cool. Here’s a couple of our Martini Making packages:

Quantum of Solace – Cocktail Making, Shooting, karting –  http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/pack_details.php?pid=165

Martini Mayhem – Paintball, Cocktail Making – http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/pack_details.php?pid=267