One of the biggest expenses at a wedding  reception is the drinks. Hosting a full open bar is a costly option, and if you don't have an unlimited budget, I would not recommend doing it. Instead offer guests one signature cocktail  and an assortment of beer and wine. Another option is to host a day reception, because people don't drink as much when the sun's out. Be sure to ask the wait staff not to pre-open wine bottles. If they do, you may be left with a bunch of open, full bottles.
Along with the signature cocktail at Elena and Sean's wedding , guests will have a choice of Champagne, red or white wine, or a selection of local beers. The cocktail is a refreshing, delish blend of rum, cointreau, and sparkling pomegranate. It has a glorious hue that matches the wedding's color scheme.
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1½ oz. Bacardi White Rum
¼ oz. Cointreau (orange liqueur)
Splash of lime juice
2½ oz. Izze sparkling pomegranate juice
Colored sugar (for rim)
- Dip rim of glass in water, then in colored sugar.
- Combine rum, liqueur and juices with ice in the glass, and stir.
- Drinks, Cocktails
- North American