Signature Cocktails

in All Posts

Evening!  Thank GOD it’s Friday…. only 5 days of work before I’m freeeeeeeeeee on a glorious month- long vacation!


My mid-afternoon snacks consisted of….


Yogurt and Grape Nuts…


and… another Z-bar (two in one day)!


And some cereal (honey bunches of oats)…


I filled out insurance forms and marked "Single" for the last time ever, probably!


I *intended* to go on a run after work, but I just wasn’t feeling it (knees hurt!).  So I worked on the seating chart and wrapped bridesmaid gifts instead.


We had a LATE dinner (around 10:30), so I had a piece of French bread around 6 PM to hold me over.


Then, we headed to the Ale House for dinner and drinks with friends.  We wanted to try out some cocktails for the wedding.  We plan to have two signature cocktails available to our guests.


Drink # 1:  Blue Berry Tea




  • 1/2 shot Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 shot Amaretto
  • Fill glass with unsweetened iced tea


Verdict:  It was alright — not great.  I drank 1/2.


Drink #2:  Key Lime Pie  (no picture, sorry!)




  • 1 and 1/4 shot Licor 43
  • Splash Sour Mix
  • Splash Rose’s Lime Juice
  • Splash Cream


Verdict:  YUMMY! This is going to DEFINITELY be one of our drinks!  I had a few sips of Future Husband’s.


Drink #3:  International Incident


Ingredients (equal parts of the following):


  • Vodka
  • Kahlua
  • Amaretto
  • Frangelico
  • Bailey’s


Verdict:  I liked the taste, but it was really strong and you couldn’t drink too many without getting sick!  I only had a few sips of Future Husband’s.


Drink #4: Lucayan Smile


Ingredients (shake and strain):


  • 1 shot dark rum
  • 1/2 shot triple sec
  • 1/2 shot Creme de Banana
  • Orange Juice
  • Grenadine


Verdict:  This was GOOD! But it had a funny aftertaste that I wasn’t crazy about.  I split the drink with my friend, Michelle.


Drink #5:  Future Husband’s Coconut Breeze (no picture, sorry!)




  • 2 shots Malibu Coconut Rum
  • Splash Cranberry
  • Top of with Sprite
  • Serve over ice


Verdict:  This is going the be our 2nd signature cocktail.  We looked for a new drink we liked more than this one, but this has been one of our favorite drinks for more than three years!  So we’re sticking with what we love.  🙂


After all the liquor, I needed a large dinner.  I was CRAZY hungry.


I got a turkey burger with onion rings.  I ate…the…entire… plate! 


It was a little funny because when I ordered the onion rings instead of a side salad, one of our guy friends AND one of my girlfriends immediately balked, just because it was SO out of the ordinary for me!  But I was craving onion rings.  And they were SO worth it. 🙂


Off to bed! We have an appointment with the florist in the AM.  Sleep tight. 🙂



  • Mica December 12, 2008, 10:44 pm

    Mmm, I don’t like drinks, but those look so tasty! Not as tasty as the onion rings though…good choice!

  • Angela December 12, 2008, 11:02 pm

    Wow so many yumy looking drinks!!

    I admire you for listening to your body and eating what you crave every now and then! 🙂 You set such a healthy example.

    The wedding is so close!! So exciting!


  • Katie December 12, 2008, 11:08 pm

    I don’t usually like sweet drinks, but that Coconut Breeze sounds delicious.

    I don’t even remember the last time I had onion rings. I hate that! I’m glad you did. You deserve it, lady!

  • Kath December 13, 2008, 4:05 am

    Craving onions!? Well I’llll be.

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! December 13, 2008, 4:12 am

    great dinner!!!!!!
    Love onion rings, they’re so tasty and crunch (except not so healthy).

  • Erica December 13, 2008, 5:32 am

    I love the signature drink idea- how cool! Sounds like a fun night! Dinner looks really good 😉

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) December 13, 2008, 5:53 am

    Hey Caitlin! glad to be back! All those drinks sound cool! especially the key lime pie one. onion rings? u go girl!! you seem like u’ve been enjoying urself–your awesome! have a great weekend darliiinggg!

  • VeggieGirl December 13, 2008, 6:07 am

    Fun!! 😀

    Good luck with the florist today!!

  • Erin of Care to Eat December 13, 2008, 6:33 am


  • Erin of Care to Eat December 13, 2008, 6:34 am

    ONIONS! Yum.

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) December 13, 2008, 7:07 am

    Ooooo I love onion rings! So good and I’ve loved them ever since I was a kid. 😀

    Glad you guys found your drinks, they look yummy!

  • Mrs. LC December 13, 2008, 7:34 am

    Didn’t you say your wedding was a Florida theme? Makes your choice of signature cocktails even more appropriate, particularly the Key Lime Pie drink. Nothing says FL like key limes. 🙂 (Well, that and oranges). 🙂 Good luck at your florist’s appointment!

  • Laura December 13, 2008, 8:50 am

    You must be so excited right now. The wedding is right around the corner! I love the signature drink idea!

    I hope everything works out well with the florist!

  • K December 13, 2008, 9:27 am

    Those drinks sound great – I like the 2nd pick the best 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  • Jenngirl December 13, 2008, 9:45 am

    Ooo drink tasting sounds like it was fun, glad you picked your two drinks, they both sound yummy!

    Awesome that you got what you were craving and enjoyed it!! 🙂

    Have a great Saturday!

  • Jill December 13, 2008, 10:06 am

    Having signature drinks is such a cool idea! Did you just decide to do it or does your venue offer that as an option?

  • December 13, 2008, 10:45 am

    we had a blue signature drink at our wedding (along w/ 2 others) and it was a huge hit since our theme was blue… im sure your guests will love it!

  • bitesoflife December 13, 2008, 11:17 am

    Those drinks sound awfully tasty! and Onion rings sounds really good!

  • Every Gym's Nightmare December 13, 2008, 11:46 am

    Those gifts are so pretty!! Im so excited for you!!

    Kelly Turner

  • Elina December 13, 2008, 1:26 pm

    Key Lime Pie is one of my husband’s favorites. Great choice! 🙂

Previous post:

Next post:

Healthy Tipping Point