Top 10 Yellowstone Country Wedding Drinks

Angie Ripple

Wondering what to serve you guests? According to Taylor Shull, who manages off-site beverage catering for The Bay Bar & Grille, here are the Top 10 choices of Montana couples:

1. Huckleberry Flavored Vodka Lemonade
This summery cocktail is made by combining 1 part huckleberry vodka with 1 1/2 parts of lemonade, served over ice. Huckleberry vodka gives the drink a distinct berry flavor while the lemonade provides both sweetness and tartness. Bozeman Spirits Distillery offers a naturally flavored Huckleberry Vodka, and The Rocking R Bar is the only bar in Montana to feature its own private label Huckleberry Vodka.

2. Salmon Fly
Salmon Fly Honey Rye beer from Madison River Brewing Company is a unique malted barley brew complimented by the subtle spiciness of rye and local Montana honey.  These ingredients blend together to create a lighter bodied drinking experience for all kinds of beer drinkers.

3. Bozone Amber
A local favorite, Bozone Amber is made with Montana grown and malted Pale barley, as well as Crystal and Vienna malts plus Magnum, Columbus, Santiam, and a late kettle addition of Cascade hops for a pleasant aroma. Cheers!

4. Honey Lemon Whiskey Punch
Basically this drink is a sparkly Arnold Palmer—except honey-spiked and with whiskey instead of tea. Mix up a pitcher with 1/4 cup honey simple syrup to 4 cups lemonade, 3 cups whiskey, 4 cups club soda serve with lemon slices and ice.

5. Crisp Sauv. Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc is a lean, crisp, white wine that’s a great alternative to Chardonnay. It’s extremely flexible with food, making it a great wedding choice.

6. Crowd Pleasing Red Blends
Red blends are a big trend in domestic wines that all level of drinkers are embracing, and so will your guests.

7. Hopzone, Bent Nail or other local IPA
India Pale Ale [IPA] is a big hit in our area, hoppier than regular pale ale IPA’s go down smooth with a slight edge.

8. Pinot Noir
Another wine easily paired with a wide variety of foods, Pinot Noir is a luscious red wine that is juicy, delicious and
enjoyed by many.

9. Beltian White
Brewed by Harvest Moon Brewing Company in Belt, MT Beltian White is a Witbier style beer (white beer in Flemish). It’s an ale for every season with a hint of fruit with a subdued malty flavor and a slightly citrus finish.

10. Moscow Mule
Half the lure to this drink is the copper cups used to serve them in! Three ingredients get the job done; 1/2 oz. lime juice, 2 oz. vodka and 4-6 oz. ginger beer served over ice with a stirring rod, Voilà.

See more about local Wine & Spirits in our article Liquid Courage: Discovering the New West by the Glass.   


Thanks to Abby Turner, Reed & Lee Events for coordinating our Wedding Preview.

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