Signature Cocktail | Perfectly Paired With a Twist

Cocktails + Rentals

It’s fair to say that the décor at your wedding sets the tone for your day. Why stop there? You always can add to the ambiance by pairing your rental pieces with a signature cocktail that speaks the same language. Unsure how to match your drinks with your rentals? Don’t worry, that’s a language we are fluent in!  See some of our favorite pairings below 😉

Moscow Mule

This light and refreshing cocktail is served in its signature copper mug which speaks to the bohemian aesthetic. All drinks need a home and the Dublin bar is the perfect addition to a boho wedding and will elevate the look of a standard bar. The next pairing on the list is the Lennon chair set, this wicker throne like piece makes a statement and is the perfect addition to a head or sweetheart! We also love a boho wedding with a dash of color, the Sunflower Sofa is the perfect place for your guests to lounge as they sip their Moscow Mule!

The ingredients: Vodka, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice


Old Fashioned

This bourbon based cocktail has a bit of kick but plays well with a modern feel. The sleek and contemporary Aries Settee has subtle gold accent which pops next to its Royal Blue velvet. Keeping the gold accents consistent upgrade the look of your reception with the impeccably named Black Luxe Chairs and Gold Rimmed Charger for a sophisticated feel paired well with a sophisticated signature cocktail.

The ingredients: Bourbon, Bitters, Simple Syrup, Orange Wheel

French 75

The French 75 is a refreshing and citrusy, sparkling champagne cocktail with a hint of gin 😉. Champagne has always had its place on wedding day, repurpose The Gwen Bookshelf for your welcome drink display! Place at your venues entrance and as your guests walk in they’ll be able to grab this champagne cocktail as they find their seat. Keeping the French theme going enhance your ceremony setting with the Sand Louis chairs. Sipping their French 75 while seated in soft, slightly distressed chairs plays well with the overall French inspired theme. After a night of dancing and sipping your signature cocktail, your guests will surely want a comfy seat. Create a lounge set that complements perfectly with the Daisy Sofa!

The ingredients: Gin, Simple Syrup, Lemon Twist, Champagne

Cocktail Hour | Southern

We love a southern inspired menu and not to brag but it is our specialty! Big City Catering knows how to turn on the southern charm, with tons of options on plated or buffet menu styles. Food is such an important part of an important day, believe me when I say that we take our menus serious. Check out some of our favorite bites that you and your guests will love!

Cocktail Hour is where it all begins! 

Your guest will go crazy for these southern treats! The Pimento Cheese Crostini has creamy pimento cheese dolloped on a flaky crostini and topped with candied bacon. Our Chicken and Waffle bites are time and time again a crowd pleaser! Tender chicken nestled on top a Belgium waffle and drizzled with a decedent maple syrup and served on a skewer for easy eating. I’m not drooling, you are!

Wet your whistle with a light and refreshing craft cocktail, the Mint Julep is the perfect quencher: smooth bourbon, muddled mint, a touch of sweetener that’s topped with seltzer water. Looking for something a bit stronger? The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail with an undeniable southern flare. made with smooth bourbon and bitters, sweetened with simple syrup and garnished with an orange wheel.

Pro tip: The Old Fashioned pairs perfectly with our Bacon Bar! Have your choice of three different flavored bacons! Which makes for a delicious savory snack as your guests sip their cocktails.

Your Southern theme doesn’t have to end there, you can find southern inspiration throughout our perfectly curated menu. Give us a gall today to chat specifics! 


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Raising the Bar – Part II

It’s summer and you know what that means, time to grab your favorite ice-cold cocktail! Can’t decide how to wet your whistle? Here are some fun drink ideas that would also inspire any wedding bar.

P.S. Be sure to check out Part I of our Raising the Bar series!

Raising the Bar :: Part I

As they say with weddings it’s all about the details, and one of the easiest ways to make a statement is with your reception bar. It’s no secret that a huge part of what makes weddings so fun is the food, dancing, and best of all the free drinks!

While the standard open bar is always expected, why not wow your wedding guests with a fun signature drink, or bold brand choices? The reception bar is where your guests are likely to flock to, so it is the perfect chance to make your wedding fun and memorable.

One of the hottest wedding trends right now is ‘His & Hers’ signature cocktails. The bride and groom each select a unique craft cocktail that represents them, the relationship, or maybe something personal. That is where naming your chosen cocktail goes even a step further. Who says you have to call it a mint julep? Name it after where he proposed, a favorite memory, or your beloved pet. These details will stick with your guests and make your wedding reception one people will talk about. Finally, you can finish this off with a custom menu sign for the bar, tying in your wedding décor as well.

Another unique way to spice up your bar service for the wedding reception is to add unique and craft brands of both beer & wine. Microbrews, and independent craft beers are everywhere these days. There is seemingly a new hipster brewery opening up on every street corner. This is the perfect opportunity to bring in some local flavor, and impress your wedding guests (who I am sure will greatly appreciate it). Organic wines are another new trend hitting the shelves and may be the fitting choice to step up those basic house brands. Look into independent wineries and uncommon brands that awe your wedding guests, and give your wedding a luxury vibe.

Basically, there are so many fun and new ideas to give your wedding reception an exciting edge, because when you keep the drinks flowing your wedding guests are bound to talk about your wedding for years to come.