We'll of course have beer, most likely MGD 64. We tossed around a few beer ideas including Michelob Ultra Amber (my mom's favorite), but my dad has always been a Miller drinker and in college, I was in a community service that was founded in 1977 by Miller Brewing Company--MILLER GIRLS!! Granted, the organization disaffiliated with the Brewing Company in the late 80s, I still love Miller Beer! I have a large collection of Miller Pub Glasses & other paraphernalia to stock a future bar in a future house! Its perfect :-D
We'll also be serving some of my Grandfather's wine. My grandfather started a winery 5-6 years ago and recently decided it was getting to be a little too much work for him, so he's begun the process of selling his machinery :-(
We're stealing this idea from my sister's college roommate, but after realizing we had 3 of the 4, we have decided to Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue for our drinks!! The wine will be our Something Old since it is my my Grandfather's old family recipe.
Next is Something New. We'd been thinking of a good Mixed Drink to serve at the wedding for awhile when I stumbled across Miss Spring Roll's post about the Perfect Pear on Weddingbee.
My absolute favorite bar drink is Sprite & Vodka, so this mix of Sprite & Pear Vodka seemed like a great twist on my fave, so I headed off to my neighborhood liquor store and came home with quite a collection of flavored vodka!
First, SKYY Passion Fruit. I couldn't really tell you what Passion Fruit tastes like, so I was intrigued... (plus, I love SKYY vodka)
Second, Grey Goose La Poire. My mom was in Specs (a fantastic liquor store in Austin) and the buyer recommended Grey Goose's Pear Vodka over Absolute Pears!
Finally, Svedka Clementine. The Spec's buyer told my mom that most Orange Vodkas taste similarly and Svedka is reasonably priced, but still quite smooth and tasty!
So, I used my trusty Jigger and precisely measured 1/2 ounce of Vodka into each glass. Excuse the Pink Ice stirrers, I received those as a gift like 3 years ago from a roommate and recently stumbled across them still in the package...and decided to use them!
Something Blue is the hard one...Blue doesn't really go with our theme and I don't want another alcoholic drink, so for now our solution is Blue Lemonade for the kids (yes, we will have kids at our wedding, LOTS!)