Vows are done, let’s have fun!
Your wedding day can be stressful, but the hardest part is over, and it’s time to decompress with a delicious signature cocktail. Your guests will be thrilled to sip on a mixed drink that represents your individuality. Whether your signature cocktail is a memento of important milestones in your relationship or even a way to celebrate what the future has to hold, we guarantee that you will find the perfect drink to showcase the connection between you and your partner!
If you have been searching for a broad variety of Montana-made spirits to spice up your signature cocktails, we would recommend Belgrade Liquor, a Cheers MT vendor! Belgrade Liquor takes pride in having one of the biggest selections of liquor in the Big Sky State, and offers a vast selection of wines, premium liquor, and specialty cocktails that are sure to make your big day that much better!
Check out the following signature cocktail recipes, featuring a variety of 100% Montana-crafted spirits, all of which can be purchased at Belgrade Liquor:
Honey Crisp • Wildrye Distilling
Where are all of our Apple Pie lovers at? If you love the fresh taste of apples as much as we do, you need to try out this Honey Crisp recipe from Wild Rye Distilling. This delicious fall-inspired mixed drink will warm you from the inside out!
Wild Rye Distilling Honey Crisp Recipe:
- 1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
- 2 oz. Wildrye Apple Pie
- 1/2 oz Honey Syrup
- 1/2 oz Juiced Lemon
Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker with Ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with Cherry or apple.
Purple Russian • Willie’s Distillery
If you are searching for a signature cocktail that is unique to Montana, you need to sip on the Purple Russian offered by Willie’s Distillery, a fun take on the classic White Russian. This yummy beverage will definitely start your party out right!
Willie’s Distillery Purple Russian Recipe:
- 2 oz Willie’s Distillery Huckleberry Sweet Cream Liqueur
- 2 oz Willie’s Snowcrest Vodka
Directions: Pour over ice, adding the cream liqueur last
Classic Old Fashioned • Dry Hills Distillery
One of our favorite cocktails is undoubtedly the Classic Old Fashioned, one of the most popular mixed drinks of all time! This timeless cocktail is perfect for anyone who values simplicity, and is not afraid of a good stout drink!
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
- 1 tsp water
- 2 oz Dry Hills Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Garnish with an orange peel
Directions: Add sugar and bitters to glass, add water, stir until sugar is nearly dissolved. Fill glass with ice cubes, add bourbon, gently stir. Garnish with an orange peel.
Cosmopolitan • Whitefish Spirits
If you love a good sweet & sour drink, you need to try out this delicious Cosmopolitan! Crafted with Cranberry Liqueur from Whitefish Spirits, this cocktail is perfect for your classy and refined Montana wedding!
- 2 tablespoons Whitefish Spirits Cranberry Liqueur
- 1 tablespoon cointreau or triple sec
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Garnish with lime
Directions: Shake ingredients with ice and strain them into a martini glass. Garnish with lime.
Spiked Cider • Blackpot Distillery
We live for delicious cozy cocktails! One of our favorites is definitely the classic spiked apple cider! Perfect for the fall/winter seasons, this tasty mixed drink is guaranteed to keep you warm in the colder temps!
- ½ tsp cloves
- 3 star anise
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 8 cups apple cider
- 1 cup Blackpot Owens White Rye Whiskey
- Garnish with cinnamon stick & apple slice
Directions: Toast spices. Pour in apple cider and bring to a simmer. Set a timer for 30 minutes and reduce heat to low. Filter with a strainer. Add in Blackpot Owens Bourbon Whiskey (2 oz./1 cup serving). Garnish with a cinnamon stick and/or apple slice!