By Jaimie Schoen
Sure, any old bartender can pour a glass of Pinot or serve up a Jack and Coke. But if your cocktail tastes lean toward the creative, you'll need way more than a bartender for your wedding: You'll need a mixologist. These three Northern California companies are chock full of craft cocktail creators, and they've got the culinary chops to push the flavor envelope. Save a drink for us, will you?
Global Gourmet Catering
Global Gourmet Catering has all of your mixology needs covered. From helping you customize a specialty cocktail to chilling drinks with liquid nitrogen, serving classic concoctions via cart service to a morning-after mimosa bar, if it's a drink you need, they've got it taken care of. Mixologists will create signature beverages based on the bride and groom's preferences (or their history!), like a Stanford-inspired libation combining vodka, muddled strawberries and raspberries (for that iconic red color), lemonade, and sparkling water. Into updated classics? How about a spicy Margarita Caliente or a Smoked Manhattan? Whatever your preference, leave it to Global Gourmet to stir, shake, and pour to perfection.