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How to create a signature cocktail

A signature cocktail is a great way carry out the theme for your special event or to simply delight wedding guests or party-goers with something different. But unless you are a professional mixologist, how do you concoct a special cocktail?

The Modern Rogue website suggests remixing a classic drink while making sure you balance each ingredient.

Williams Sonoma recommends creating a drink that pairs a spirit with a seasonal ingredient.

Shape magazine offers a formula for “building” a great libation and even has a chart.

The Sip Awards blog explains how to correct a drink that is too sweet or too sour, and explains when to stir and when to shake.

Feeling stuck? (And a little hungover?!) Ask your caterer for ideas. Peruse websites and magazines for recipes to adapt. And don’t be shy about asking the bartender at your favorite restaurant or bar for ideas. He or she may have just the right recipe.

If you created a signature cocktail, share the name and recipe in the comments. Cheers!

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