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8 Radiant Orchid Inspired Wedding Cocktails

Jan 8, 2014

Radiant orchid is the hot color for weddings in 2014 and one way to bring that color into your wedding is by serving a signature cocktail.  You don’t need more than one signature cocktail or you can offer a “menu” of a few drinks all in your color scheme.   Radiant orchid is a tricky color for drinks though, as the color itself has both purple and pink undertones.  Go for drinks with pink and purple hues.

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One of the easiest ways to add this color is by offering edible orchids in one of your drinks.  For example this Radiant Orchid Hawaiian Martini from Bonefish Grill is not only delish (I’ve had it) but it also matches Pantone’s color scheme for this year.

Radiant Orchid Hawaiian Martini

1/2 oz pineapple juice

1/2 oz lime

2 pumps monin desert pear

1 pump monin coconut

1 oz coconut water

1 1/2 oz of cruzan guava rum

garnished with edible orchid

 

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Source: The Heritage Cook

Black Orchid Martini

¾ oz Belvedere black raspberry vodka

¾ oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur

¾ oz white cranberry juice

¼ oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice

¼ oz simple syrup

 

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Source: People.com

White Cosmopolitan

1 pesticide-free, food-grade orchid

Filtered water

Ice cubes

2 ounces vodka

1 ounce elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain

3/4 ounce white cranberry juice

1/2 ounce lime juice

Bartenders freeze a bright orchid into a perfect sphere of ice, which comes floating in your glass like a radiant orchid globe.

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Source: blog.vegas.com

The Orchid from TAO Las Vegas at The Venetian

Ketel One Citroen

lemon juice

simple syrup

sparkling sake

crowned with a lovely blooming orchid

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The Lavender Collins

Sprig of lavender for garnish

1.5 oz of Gin

3/4 oz of lemon juice

1/2 oz lavender simple syrup

3oz club soda

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Source: UVVodka

Grape Groove

1 part UV Grape

1 part Chambord

1 part pineapple juice

1 part lemon-lime soda

 

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Source: Tasty Trials

Blueberry-Pineapple Champagne Sparklers

1 cup blueberries

1 cup pineapple juice

2 teaspoons chopped mint leaves

superfine sugar, as needed

1 bottle champagne

Puree blueberries, pineapple juice and mint in a blender. Taste for tartness. If needed, blend in sugar to taste. Strain.

Pour 2-3 tablespoons juice into flutes and slowly top with champagne.

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True Love

1.5 ounces Harmonie

.75 ounces Gin

.5 ounces Simple Syrup

.5 ounces fresh squeezed lemon

Shake all ingredients vigorously (at least 18 to 20 shakes) and pour into champagne flute or rocks glass, top with champagne and orchid flower garnish

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Radiant Orchid Wedding Color Inspiration

Jan 7, 2014

Pantone announced last month, that the 2014 color of the year is Radiant Orchid.  Since the announcement we’ve seen an explosion of photos of this awesome color.  Radiant is a perfect name for this shade of orchid!  Bright and lovely, it is perfect for spring and summer weddings.  Add a richer, deeper shade for fall and winter 2014 weddings.  It is said to compliment all skin tones and work well with a variety of accent colors: purples, lavenders, pinks, turquoise, red, yellows and all neutral shades.  We’ve put together for the bride searching for radiant orchid accessories a page of wedding favors and supplies which currently matches this awesome color, you can find all of our radiant orchid wedding items here which are all on sale at this moment for 20% off our regular prices.  (Sale ends, January 14, 2014).

Also, if you’re looking for radiant orchid wedding inspiration, be sure to follow our Radiant Orchid Pinterest Board which has over 100 ideas for you!

But for now, here are some of our favorite radiant orchid photos from across the web:

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Source:  Chandelier | Shoes | Wedding Party | Bouquet | Favors | Cake

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Source: Hall | Dress | Eyes | Cake Topper | Cuff Links

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Source: Candles | Fans | Rose Petals | Mason Jars | Candy Bar

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