Summer Wedding Cocktails

Cocktail Station at Brian's Wedding

My brother and now official sister in law got married last weekend. I helped with the cocktails which were executed pretty well by the caterer.

First the Lavender Fizz:

Put a handful of dried lavender into 1, 750 ML of a Vodka. Let it seep for 1-2 weeks.
To make the drink:
2 oz of lavender Vodka
1 Tbs of simple syrup
Pour over ice in an 8 oz glass and top with an extra dry Champagne

Next we served a Basil Gin Mojito:
muddle basil in the glass (pour a tiny bit of gin in to release flavors as you muddle)
2 oz gin
pour over ice in an 8 oz glass
top with
3-4 oz limeade

Finally the Blackberry Margarita
recipe makes 4 drinks from Gourmet Magazine’s website
this entire drink can be mixed ahead of time
2 cups (about 11 ounces) blackberries
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup triple sec
3/4 cup white tequila
Purée blackberries in a blender. Force purée through a fine sieve into a small bowl and discard solids. In a cocktail shaker, combine 1/2 cup purée and remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain drink into 4 stemmed glasses.