Pretty Little Cocktails: 3 Signature Drinks for your Engagement Party

Engagement season is upon us and with that in mind, we couldn’t think of a better way to toast to all the bride and grooms-to-be than with a delicious collection of cocktails. We were lucky enough to team up with Rohini Moradi of Ceremony — a beverage catering service in San Francisco that specializes in hand-crafted and organic artisan cocktails for weddings, corporate parties, private events, and more. Rohini whipped up three beautiful signature drinks that pair perfectly with our Cheers engagement party collection and we are so excited to share!

The Cocktail Bar 

Ceremony is more than willing to provide anything you may need for your bar, whether it be bar tools, booze, just the bartenders themselves, or all of the above. This made setting up our own cocktail bar with Rohini so easy! Her gold bar tools paired with our decanters and glassware made for a beautiful setup. She even surprised us with her own organic simple syrup – Roya Spirit – which made the cocktails all the more delicious.

The Signature Cocktails 

Aside from catering events, Rohini also teaches bartending certification classes in a course called The Cocktail Camp. Lucky for us, we got to learn a few basics from her. When asked how she chooses the ingredients for a signature cocktail, she said there are a number of different things to consider. What’s the couple’s wedding style? Is there a color theme? What flavors and spirits do they typically like? Once we shared our own answers, she was able to whip up three very different, very delicious signature cocktails that we’re still drooling over. Trust us when we say you’re going to want to try these, so check out the recipes below! You may even find the signature drink for your upcoming engagement party.

 1) Amaro Julep

A combination of spirit, mint, and lots of ice — juleps have a way of taking intense alcoholic flavors and tempering them to the likings of the most sensitive palettes. Garnish with lots of mint for an extra festive look.


  • 1 1/2 oz. Bruto Americano Amaro
  • 1 1/2 oz. St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
  • Mint leaves

In a rocks glass, add Bruto Americano Amaro and St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur. Fill with crushed ice and garnish with mint leaves.

2) Dessert Rose 

This stunning cocktail is like a gin fizz, but way more gorgeous. The trick to getting a tower of creamy, frothy foam is to shake like crazy! Garnished with a single rose petal, this drink will surely impress.


  • 1 1/2 oz. St. George Botanivoir Gin
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 oz. Roya Spirit Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. guava juice
  • 1/4 oz. rose water
  • 1/4 lime

Add all ingredients to shaker top and shake vigorously (without ice). Add ice and shake for five more seconds. Strain into glass and garnish with a single rose petal.

3) Ro’s Merry Baby 

Rohini’s twist on the classic gimlet is the perfect party cocktail. Her sweet simple syrup paired with a dash of lime and a sprig of rosemary perfectly compliment juniper-rich gin. It’s a little sweet, a little tart, and oh so refreshing!


Muddle a pinch of rosemary in shaker top and add the rest of ingredients. Add ice to shaker and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with lime and rosemary.

Which of these cocktails would you most like to try? Do you plan on having signature cocktails at your engagement party?

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