Many couples choose to have gin on tap at the wedding reception and say it is a great complement to wine, beer, champagne, and other spirits. Here is our Gin bar ideas for a wedding
South African gin is outstanding, with Six Dogs Blue, Blind Tiger Gin and Cape Funbos Original being some of our country’s big brand names. Those can be served straight or combined with a mixer to create an intoxicating blend of freshness and taste. There are also specialty gins such as citrus-infused, herbal and floral gins which all pack a tasty punch and are popular with wedding guests. You will need lots of lime, soda water, tonic, lemon and pineapple juice stocked up and make sure your bar staff is well-versed in the art of making amazing gin cocktails.
Gin bar ideas for a wedding
- A fan of gin and champagne? Make a classic cocktail by mixing gin and champagne with lemon and garnish with a fresh lemon slice.
- For a Singapore Sling, combine gin, cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and a dash of lime juice and say cheers to your best day ever.
- A pink Negroni is a bit exotic and decadent. Make this fancy gin cocktail with pink gin, rose vermouth and Aperol. A fresh slice of pink grapefruit and basil leaf make the perfect garnish.
Besides impressing your wedding guests, having gin on tap is more economical than pouring it from the bottle. As with many things, buying in bulk saves money and that is already good news for couples who have a bunch of friends and family who love to have a great time. So you can keep the drinks flowing for longer and keep the party of your life going a little later too.
Many couples have no idea how to estimate how much their guests will drink at the wedding. We are quite good at gauging this and will start by asking are your group small, medium, or big drinkers? Most wedding groups will have a combination, of course, and this question helps put in perspective how much alcohol you might need.
If you are having a destination wedding, you can expect people to drink more than if you were celebrating in your home town. With the feeling of freedom and no work on Monday, a destination wedding really does make people party more than normal. We will help you estimate how much gin you will need on tap as well as the other beverages you plan to serve.
There are lots of creative ways to decorate your gin on tap bar feature. You can make fun signage with wording like, “You Are The Gin To My Tonic,” and “Gin Is My Sin.” Maybe you can have an area with signature gin cocktails. Or collect vintage gin bottles and use them as single stem flower vases to add some floral decor to the bar space. This can also work for candle holders.
If you invest in having gin on tap, you want to make sure your guests know it’s available so your MC can tell them, or signage can also be a great way to announce the news.
When the party is coming to an end late at night, its gin shots all around as the DJ blasts a few more songs and everyone hits the dance floor for the final wave of dancing.
We hope you feel inspired to have gin on tap at your wedding reception. Let the fun be-gin!