Imbibe in style with these snazzy signature cocktail & mocktail recipes #Food#beverages#dry wedding#food#recovery community#unity cocktail Posted Apr 10 2019 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Katelyn Mallett Photography Photos by Katelyn Mallett Photography Related Post Leather, cigars, & Samoyeds at this burly bearded couple's winter in Maine wedding inspiration Brant and Erik have been together for eight years and are engaged but didn't have time for a wedding at the moment due to Brant... Read more We featured Brant and Erik's super romantic, candlelit love story a couple of weeks back and it bowled us over with its fabulousness. But absolutely not to be missed were their inspired signature cocktails and mocktails. Brant doesn't drink and Erik loves whiskey, so the combination was perfect. I had to find out what was in these clearly delicious libations and was thrilled when I was able to snag the recipes for them, all created by the mixologist artists at Maine-based The Bar Association. Be inspired by these signature cocktail and mocktail recipes to make your own for your cocktail hour (or unity cocktail?), or if you're in Maine, have The Bar Association create some magic for you. They're woman owned and operated and offer a mobile bar! Let's get to the dranks… The Dark Side The Dark Side Cocktail Ingredients: 1 oz Mezcal 1/2 oz Blanco Tequila 1/2 oz Absinthe 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 1 oz Simple Syrup 1/2 oz Egg White 1/4 Bar spoon activated charcoal Plus 1/4 Bar spoon activated charcoal for garnish and 1 rock candy stick Instructions: Combine all ingredients into a shaker and dry shake without ice for 4-6 seconds. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled coupe glass and garnish with activated charcoal swirled over the top and rock candy. Green Tea Stinger Mocktail Green Tea Stinger Mocktail (Made into a cocktail with the addition of Bourbon) Ingredients: 2 oz green tea 1 oz lavender simple syrup 1 oz ginger beer .5 oz lemon juice 2 dashes of grapefruit bitters Instructions: Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grapefruit disk. Lavender Lemonade Mocktail Lavender Lemonade Mocktail (Made into a cocktail with the addition of Gin) Ingredients: 6 cups water .5 cup light-colored honey 5 tbsp dried lavender 1 cup fresh lemon juice, strained Instructions: Bring water and honey to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Gently crush the lavender in a mortar and pestle or in a bowl with a meat tenderizer. Add the crushed lavender to the pot then remove it from the heat. Cover, refrigerate, and steep for 2 hours. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve. Stir in the lemon juice and serve over ice. Garnish with lemon wheel and bunch of Lavender stalks. Lemon Smash Mocktail Lemon Smash Mocktail Ingredients: 1/2 Lemon cut into wedges 4 Mint Leaves 3/4 oz Simple Syrup 2 oz Fresh Lemonade 2 oz Seltzer water 6 hibiscus iced tea ice cubes 1 Mint Sprig Instructions: In shaker, muddle the lemon. Combine remaining ingredients in shaker and stir over regular ice. Place 6 hibiscus tea ice cubes in glass. Strain cocktail into glass over cubes. Garnish with slapped Mint Sprig and lemon wheel. Mountain Mojito Mocktail Mountain Mojito Mocktail (Made into a cocktail with the addition of Rum) Ingredients: .5 oz lime juice .5 oz agave .5 oz blood orange purée 4 fresh mint leaves Splash of soda water Instructions: Muddle the mint along with the lime juice and agave in a Collins glass, add ice and the rest of the ingredients, top with soda water. Garnish with fresh mint and lime wheel. Frisky Whiskey Cocktail Ingredients: 1 oz Irish Whiskey 1 oz Honey Liqueur 1 oz Fresh Orange Juice 1/4 oz Simple Syrup 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters Instructions: Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with orange twist. Whiskey Smash Cocktail Ingredients: 1/2 Lemon cut into wedges 4 Mint Leaves 3/4 oz Simple Syrup 2 oz Bourbon 1 Mint Sprig 1 Lemon wheel Instructions: In shaker, muddle the lemon. Add remaining ingredients to shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with slapped mint sprig and lemon wheel. Scofflaw Cocktail Ingredients: 2 oz Rye or Bourbon Whiskey 1 oz Dry Vermouth 1/4 oz Lemon Juice 1/2 oz Grenadine 2 dashes Orange Bitters Instructions: Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist and cherry. Vendors Flowers: Bad Rabbit Flowers • Photography: Katelyn Mallett Photography • Venue: Caswell Farm Wedding Barn • Cocktails: The Bar Association • Food: Barn and Table Catering • Carte: Skye Bakery • Film: Novae Film and Photo • Lighting: Griffin Griffin Lighting • Stationery: Ink and Thistle Press • Leather accessories: Fox and Stag • Rental Furniture: A Family Affair Related Post 18 delicious non-alcoholic mocktail recipes to thrill your teetotaling guests We've talked about delicious mocktails and non-boozy drinks before, but we knew there were more drool-worthy recipes out there to inspire your DIY bar, signature drinks, or to suggest to… Read More Related Post Yummy mocktails for non-boozy (but very cool) wedding drink alternatives So you're planning out your beverage strategy for your dry wedding, or your wedding with kids and future Offbeat Mamas, or just looking to offer some non-boozy alternatives. You can… Read More Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS A surprise wedding ceremony play at a haunted Ghost Hunters hotel NEXT Join us for this 17-mile bike adventure to an intimate mountaintop ceremony Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Amazing! Thank you so much for tracking down and publishing these recipes. The Bar Association sounds like a rad business! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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