Congratulations! Now that you’ve said “yes” to marrying the love of your life, it’s time to celebrate with your closet family and friends. No matter who hosts you and your fiancé’s engagement party, it’s important to have a signature cocktail for everyone to raise a glass and toast to this exciting chapter in your life. Not sure what drink to serve? We’ve got you covered with 5 refreshing summer cocktail ideas crafted by The Montana Distillery for your upcoming engagement party!
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About The Montana Distillery
One of the oldest distilleries in Montana since prohibition, The Montana Distillery has proudly been distilling some of the best liquors in the Rockies. They use Montana and Idaho sugar beets to make their award-winning vodkas and gin, with no added sugars or artificial flavors, and the result is delicious! Using their products, try your hand at some of their signature cocktails today.
These cocktails were originally featured in RMB Montana 2018.
If you’re hosting a backyard BBQ for your engagement party, the Grizzly Berry is the perfect refresher to serve! Made with organic lemonade, this cocktail with quench everyone’s thirst! Serve the cocktail in a dual drink dispenser, and label one side “Boozy Lemonade” and the other “Berry Mocktail.” This signature cocktail can easily be made non-alcoholic by removing the vodka.
Ingredients for the Grizzly Berry:
1 oz Montana Distillery Woody St. Premium Vodka
2 oz Organic Lemonade
1/2 oz Huckleberry Puree
Top with Soda Water and a Lemon Slice
Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Pour into tall glass and top with soda water and a lemon slice.
Hosting a fancier evening summer soiree? Then the Dirty Professor is a great signature cocktail to have the menu; it’s both classic and sophisticated. This simple martini has a twist that’ll surprise guests in a good way! The pepper vodka provides this cocktail a kick and while unexpected, it’s the perfect spin on your traditional dirty martini
Ingredients for the Dirty Professor:
1 oz Montana Distillery Pepper Vodka
1.5-2 oz Green Olive Brine
Garnish with 3 Green Olives
Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a Martini glass and garnish with 3 green olives on skewer.
Another BBQ staple, Going to the Sun is a sweet libation for guests to sip on in the summer heat! The combination of salty and sweet will have everyone coming back for another round. Made with bacon vodka, this drink pairs well with all your summer entrees and side dishes.
Ingredients for the Going to the Sun:
1 oz Montana Distillery Bacon Vodka
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Habanero Simply Syrup
Garnished with Pineapple Chunks and a Salted Rim
Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Pour into short glass with a salted rim and top with soda water and fresh pineapple chunks.
A mojito is the perfect light and refreshing beverage to serve at any engagement party! It pairs well with light appetizers or fresh seafood, which is why we’re picturing this signature cocktail at a lakeside celebration. Sit dockside as you sip on this fruity cocktail mingling with your best friends and family.
Ingredients for the 406 Mojito:
1 oz Montana Distillery Huckleberry Vodka
Muddled Mint | 3-4 leaves of fresh mint
1 oz House Sweet n’ Sour Mix
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
Topped with Soda Water
Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Pour into tall glass and top with soda water.
A Moscow mule is a summer classic and is best served on warm, summer afternoons. We love a good Moscow mule because it can be altered to everyone’s liking based on simple changes to the flavor. This Cucumber Vodka Moscow Mule packs a refreshing kick from the ginger beer and will stay nice and cold in its copper mug.
Ingredients for the Cucumber Vodka Moscow Mule:
Fresh Lime Juice
Garnished with Cucumber
1oz The MT Distillery CUCUMBER VODKA, 1/4oz Lime Juice, Top with Ginger Beer and Cucumber slice
After you’ve taken time to celebrate this momentous event, it’s time to start planning! If you’re not sure where to begin, head over to our “Start Planning” page for guidance and resources on what’s next.