What can I say, other than New England Brides Rock!
Thank you to those who visited our table at this year’s Southern New England Bridal Expo on Sunday, January 9th. We enjoyed mixing up some of our signature drinks for you to taste. We were in good company, sharing the “Spirits & Wine Pavillion” with wine-makers from the area. I’ve always been enamored of Sakonnet Vineyards and Westport Rivers Winery – if you haven’t tried their stuff, please do yourselves a favor and grab some.
The Providence Convention Center was a great venue to showcase the vendors that made up the bridal expo. Everyone from dress-makers to caterers to invitation-designers strutted their stuff to the nearly 1500 brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the brides, etc. who showed up.
We’ve included some photos from the weekend, as well as the signature drinks we mixed up.
There’s our table…all nicely set up and ready for the rush.
What a well attended expo!
The betrothed team: Jonathan and Megan
Hal in the corner furiously cutting garnishes…stand up straight, Hal! We’re workin’ here!
The recipe for my “Ginger Pomegranate Sparkler”:
1/2 oz. Chambord liqueur
3/4 oz. Pomegranate juice
1/4 tsp. finely minced ginger
3 oz. sparkling wine
Directions: Shake in a cocktail shaker the first 3 ingredients, then strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with the sparkling wine.
Garnish: candied ginger slice
The WCD Team at the Bridal Expo in Providence, RI
New England Wedding Punch
1 1/2 parts Bols Genever
1/2 part Ginger liqueur
1/2 part fresh lemon juice
1 part apple cider
1/4 part maple syrup
Directions: Combine ingredients into a large punch bowl. Add block ice when ready to serve and stir to dilute and chill.
Garnish: several cranberries and lemon wheels