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Hair Of The Dog

June 24, 2010

We recently wrote about why we think it’s great to have a brunch for your guests the morning after your wedding.  It’s gracious, hospitable, and a wonderful way to bid farewell to friends and family who have traveled to help you celebrate your big day.  One way to liven up your morning after brunch is to offer a bloody mary and mimosa bar, where people can mix their own a.m. cocktails.

It’s a given that your guests had a blast at your wedding, and perhaps some were “over-served”!   Everyone has their own day-after-indulging remedy so why not let your guests play mixologist if they need a little pick-me-up after a night of fun.  Some might prefer a classic mimosa, while others may need a stiff bloody mary, heavy on the salt and Tabasco sauce.  And for those who are clueless about drink recipes and proportions (or still have their beer goggles on), it’s a good idea to have a member of the wait staff on hand to mix drinks if needed (and make sure there is at least a splash of tomato juice in your new father-in-law’s bloody mary).

Here are some fun mix-ins to offer your guests to make a memorable bloody mary bar: salami, olives, celery sticks, horseradish, hot peppers, baby onions, blue cheese, lemon and lime wedges.  For mimosas, a classic champagne-orange juice combination with a 1:1 ratio is always a hit.  Be sure that both the bubbly and o.j. are chilled.  We are also huge fans of Bellinis, which are a bit more unique and always en vogue.  This delicious, peachy cocktail originated in Venice at Harry’s Bar, and is made with peach puree and Prosecco.  It’s so simple and so chic!

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