Cocktails around the seasons
Can’t decide on your cocktail menu? This is the blog for you!
At Liquid Catering, we offer an assortment of drinks that can be served at any event. Beer and wine are easy options to choose, but cocktails add a lot of variety and a unique flare to the occasion. Creating a drink menu can be daunting, especially with large groups of people. One way to simplify the process is to plan your cocktail around the time of year. Below, we've broken up our favorite signature cocktails by season!
Brown Derby - Evan Williams Bourbon, grapefruit juice, and homemade honey simple syrup.
Dark and Stormy - Bacardi Black Rum and Gosling’s Ginger Beer. Garnished with a lime slice.
Moscow Mule - Pinnacle Vodka, Gosling’s Ginger Beer, fresh lime juice.
Rosemary Peach Soda - Tequila, Real Peach Puree, rosemary simple syrup, topped with club soda. Garnished with a fresh rosemary sprig.
Blackberry Smash - Evan Williams Bourbon, peach schnapps, sweet vermouth, Real Blackberry Puree, homemade sweet tea simple syrup. Topped with ginger ale and garnished with fresh black berries.
Sweet Peach Arnold Palmer - Deep Eddy Peach Vodka, unsweetened tea, lemonade and homemade mint simple syrup. Garnished with a sprig of mint and a lemon wedge.
Passionfruit Mojito - Silver Rum, Real Passionfruit Puree, mint simple syrup, club soda, and topped with mint garnish
Bellini-Tini - Svedka Peach Vodka, pineapple juice, topped with sparkling wine. Garnished with a fresh strawberry.
Lynchburg Lemonade - Evan Williams Bourbon, sour mix, and triple sec. Topped with lemon-lime soda and garnished with a fresh lemon wedge
Red Wine Sangria - Homemade Sangria with red spanish wine, brandy, cinnamon sticks, lemons, green apple, brown sugar simple syrup, topped with ginger ale.
Watermelon-Mint Cooler - Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka, watermelon juice, homemade mint simple syrup, topped with club soda. Garnished with a melon ball and mint leaf.
Blue Hawaiian - Don Q Coconut Rum, pineapple juice, blue curacao, and cream of coconut. Garnished with a cherry.
Dizzy Apple Cider - Jim Bean Apple Whiskey, ginger beer, and fresh apple cider. Garnished with a dehydrated apple slice.
Sweet Maple Leaf - Jim Beam Honey, fresh lemon juice, and a homemade rosemary-maple syrup. Topped with ginger ales and garnished with a sprig of rosemary and lemon wedge.
Caribbean Rum Punch - Don Q Coconut Rum, pineapple, orange, and cranberry juices. Garnished with a lime slice.
Autumn Margarita - Tequila, orange juice, cranberry juice, homemade cranberry simple syrup, triple sec. Garnished with a fresh orange wedge.
Whether you are having a wedding, corporate event, or any type of social gathering, these unique seasonal cocktail possibilities are sure to get your guests talking. If you are interested in a cocktail that is not listed, you can email our team and request the cocktail worksheet. We're happy to get creative with you!
By Allyson Goldstein
I’d like to think I’ve become more skilled at classic, home-made cocktails like Moscow Mules and Mojitos (thanks to quarantine, my house is organized and my bar is stocked). But then, I get the chance to speak with Melissa Denner, National Spirits Specialist with E & J Gallo Winery and Spirits, and she challenges me to try “The Junglebird”.
The right kind of beverage menu is crucial to creating a memorable and buzz-worthy experience at any event.
More importantly, the best use of spirits and innovative cocktails for your type of event will result in rave reviews from all of your guests.
We talked with Lana Lauriano, Stage Manager for Remy Cointreau USA, on her top Do's and Don'ts when utilizing specialty drinks, themed cocktails or signature liqueur brands to excite and impress.
Employee spotlight: melissa rollins
We've loved having Melissa as our Event Captain and veteran bartender for the last 6 years. She brings over two decades of experience in the food and beverage industry, and she's just so fun to work with.
Cheers to the next 6!
FEATURED VENUE: SERENDIPITY LABS
Located only minutes from Downtown Greenville, Serendipity Labs is a trendy, upscale and unique venue perfect for your next event! With a variety of spaces that can easily be configured to fit your specific event, Serendipity Labs is an ideal venue for networking events, corporate parties, and business meet-ups.
With the intent of simplifying the planning process of your event, Serendipity Labs offers food catering options through Larkin’s and a bar service option through Liquid Catering. Not only is this space aesthetically pleasing, but they also offer the perks of high speed wifi, A/V technology, and the convenience of having hospitality-trained staff onsite.
For more information on how to book this unique space for your next event go to:
Featured Venue: Aurora Farms
This week our team had the opportunity to tour the beautiful Aurora Farms, a wedding and event venue located in the Taylors/Blue Ridge area and only 11 miles northeast of Downtown Greenville.
Its beautiful high ceilings, white wood, and lavish chandeliers create a unique and stunning space. With an indoor capacity of 250 people, it is a great intimate space for your next event. Aurora farms also provides an outdoor patio, allowing you to bring the party outside during warmer months.
For more information about this gorgeous venue, visit
Thirsty Thursday: Thanksgiving Edition
What better way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday than with signature cocktails? Not sure what to bring to this years family feast or need an break from the holiday frenzy? We have compiled a list of our favorite cocktails just for you!
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Liquid Catering! Cheers!
'Tis the season for apple cider, flannel shirts, and festive drinks. Our team created two signature cocktails for Endeavor members and their guests at Collaborators & Cocktails. Both cocktails feature locally sourced Apple Cider from the guest speakers at Swap Rabbit Cafe and Grocery.
Euphoria 2018 cocktail recipes
The 13th annual Euphoria festival officially concluded on Sunday, and we can't stop reminiscing. Between the wonderful people, great food and not to mention yummy drinks, this years' event was one for the books!
It was our honor and privilege to be the official bar provider for Euphoria weekend. We created several signature cocktails specific to each event, and we are sharing our recipes with YOU!
There is a cocktail for every mood + occasion. Keep reading to see a list of our 2018 Euphoria cocktail recipes so that you can make them at home.
meet sarah brinks...
Liquid Catering Sales Manager
We are super excited to have a new addition to our sales team, Sarah Brinks! Read more about her below!
Not only do we love a great cocktail, but we love to share our recipes, event planning tips, interesting beverage news, and so much more!