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2-Part Cocktails

Updated: Jun 24, 2023

Whether or not to serve 2-part cocktails at your wedding is a personal choice that depends on your preferences and the overall theme and style of your wedding. Here are some things to consider when making your decision.

As the name suggests, 2-part cocktails are simply cocktails that are made with only two main ingredients. While this may seem limiting, the beauty of 2-part cocktails is that they can be surprisingly complex and flavorful, despite their simplicity. By choosing high-quality ingredients and experimenting with different ratios and garnishes, you can create a wide range of delicious and sophisticated cocktails with just two components. Some popular examples of 2-ingredient cocktails include gin and tonic, vodka and soda, bourbon and soda.


Limited variety: Serving only 2-ingredient cocktails may limit the variety of drinks available to guests, which may not appeal to all tastes or preferences.

Limited creativity: With only two ingredients, there may be less room for creativity and experimentation in cocktail recipes.

Lack of complexity: Some guests may prefer more complex and layered flavors in their cocktails, which may not be achieved with 2-ingredient recipes.

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Simplicity: 2-ingredient cocktails are easy to make and require fewer ingredients, which can save time and reduce costs.

Consistency: With fewer ingredients, it's easier to achieve consistency in the flavor and presentation of each cocktail.

Versatility: 2-ingredient cocktails can be adapted to suit different tastes and preferences by choosing different types of spirits and mixers.

To avoid choice paralysis at wedding bars, there are a few things you can do. First, consider offering a limited drink menu with a few signature cocktails, beers, and wines. This can make it easier for guests to make a decision and can also add a personal touch to your drink menu.

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