There’s a chill in the air and the leaves are just starting to turn, which must mean autumn is on the way. This time of year is a wonderful time to get married, and if you’re currently planning an autumn wedding, here are a few of this year’s biggest autumn drinks trends to look out for.
Add a subtle nod to the colours of the season with autumnal copper barware. This is a great way to incorporate the warm tones of autumn into your wedding without having to change your colour scheme. Make sure the bar is stocked up with copper cocktail shakers, and serve drinks in copper Moscow Mule-style mugs.
A G&T is always a safe bet to serve at your wedding reception… who doesn’t love a gin and tonic?! Give it an autumn twist by choosing a gin with autumnal botanicals. We love the Rock Rose Gin “Autumn Edition” which is packed full of berry flavours and light spice. Don’t forget to add some autumn garnishes too, like blackberries, apple slices or pear wedges.
Mini cocktails as place settings
Forget place name cards, in 2018 it’s all about the cocktail place settings! Serve miniature versions of your favourite cocktail, or set out a shot at each place setting - with name tags attached to each glass so guests can find their seats and toast right away. Why not choose several varieties of the same spirit (for example whisky), and pop a bottle on each table. That way, guests can pass round their glasses and sample a few different types - and their glasses will never be empty during the speeches!
Gourmet coffee stands
As much as we love a cocktail or a glass of fizz, it’s not all about the alcohol at weddings. Why not embrace the latest trend of having a gourmet coffee stand at your wedding? This is perfect for guests who aren’t drinking, and will give everyone a caffeine boost to make sure they keep dancing into the wee small hours! Opt for a local roastery who really know their stuff and serve top quality coffee at your wedding.
Wedding micro brews
For something a little bit different, why not brew your own beer for your wedding? Local micro breweries often offer the opportunity for you to come in and brew your own beer, choosing your favourite flavours and finishes to create a unique drink that’s worthy of your special day. You can even choose a name for it and create a label that’s meaningful to you as a couple.
Hot apple cider
With the weather starting to turn colder, you might want to serve a warming option at your drinks reception - particularly if you’re having an outdoor wedding this autumn. A delicious mulled apple cider, served hot with plenty of warming spices, is a great alternative to a classic cocktail.
Planning an autumn wedding at the moment? We can help with everything from cocktails and canapés to feasting menus and event styling. Find out more by visiting our Weddings page: bearclawcatering.co.uk/weddings