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Stuck on a stellar name for your signature drink? Not to worry brides, because we're here to help get the ideas flowing. Whether you're searching for a cool name that simply has a nice ring to it or you want something a little more playful that's bound to cause a big buzz (pun intended!), we've got you covered. Here are four creative ways to come up with the perfect signature-drink name.
1. Think location, location, location
Having a destination or travel-themed wedding? Then it only makes sense to incorporate something from your favorite place into your signature cocktail. This could mean naming the drink after the actual locale (e.g. a Sparkling Charleston Cosmopolitan), drawing inspiration from the surrounding culture (e.g. a Southern Belle-Ini) or putting a twist on the name of an already popular drink in the area. So for a southern style wedding, you might want to serve up a Sweet Tease (sweet tea vodka, lemonade, etc.) if you're feeling sassy.
2. Make it personal
After all, your wedding is the one day it should be all about you (and, of course, your fiancé too)! The trendy namesake signature drinks are always a crowd pleaser, as are cutesy nicknamed cocktails and beverages that feature your now shared last name. Another adorable idea we dig? Naming your drinks after a fun fact about yourselves. For example, say everyone knows you are obsessed with fashion and he's a sports fanatic: Your drinks could be called Head Over Heels and A Match Made in Heaven.
3. Play on wedding words
When in doubt, toss in a wedding word to give your go-to drink that just married factor. An Old Fashioned becomes a Something Old Fashioned. A Mint Julep turns into a Mint to be Julep. Then there's a Bloody Marry Me, an Appley Ever After Martini, a Blushing Bride and, well, you get the point.
4. Tie in your theme
Let your wedding theme and/or color scheme dictate the name of your drinks. Colors are particularly easy, plus there are a ton of fun options to choose from. Keep it simple with a Something Blue, Pretty in Pink, Purple Passion, Mellow Yellow, Blushing Bride or a Sweet Peach Punch. For a fresh, farm to table signature drink name, try a Greenhouse Tonic or a Cucumber Collins with fresh ingredients to match, naturally. Throwing a garden party? Think floral-inspired cocktails. If your theme is your favorite movie, character names are a no-brainer. Creativity is encouraged!