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Negroni Cocktail with Hendricks Gin. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Whenever my husband and I go out on a date, he orders a Negroni.  I never thought much of his drink until I had a sip. That’s when I realized why he liked it so much! Yum.  This recipe is made with Hendrick’s Gin and it has Chris Wooten written all over it.  The cocktail […]

Hendricks Gin Negroni Recipe for a Date Night With Your Bae

Jameson and Ginger Cocktail. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Happy Friday friends!  How about we enjoy a little Irish whiskey in honor of the upcoming celebration of the death of St. Patrick. (Did you know that Catholics celebrate the “death day” of saints?)  One of our favorite cocktails is made with Jameson whiskey, lime juice and ginger ale. Check it out — Ingredients — Four […]

A Jameson and Ginger Cocktail for a St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour

White Cosmopolitan. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Our entire team loves a good cosmo, so this winter white twist gives this classic drink a seasonal look and feel — Ingredients for the Beverage — Two (2) ounces of Vodka One (1) ounce of White Cranberry Juice ¾ ounces of Cointreau Triple Sec One (1) ounce of Fresh Lime Juice Ingredients for the […]

Winter White Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Fresh Watermelon Margarita. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Looking for a fun drink to serve at your 4th of July Barbecue?  You can’t go wrong with watermelon — It’s the fruit of summer. So, check out this recipe for a Fresh Watermelon Margarita! Ingredients — ½ Cup of White Sugar ½ Cup of Water 3 Strips of Orange Zest 2 Cups of Watermelon […]

Fresh Watermelon Margarita Recipe for Your 4th of July Barbecue


While planning your wedding or event, you may work with some venues that allow you to order your liquor, beer, and/or wine separately. While this option will more than likely be a less expensive option than ordering the beverages through your venue or caterer, the process can be overwhelming. So, we created a guidebook that […]

(Download) A Planning Guide for Ordering Your Wedding Reception Beverages


In all of this hot weather, limoncello sounds heavenly right now! Adding a little vodka makes it a just right for a signature drink. Here is a recipe I found on This recipe serves four lucky drinkers. Ingredients — 2 ounces limoncello4 ounces vodka4 lemon twists Directions — 1. Shake with ice and pour […]

Signature Drink: Limoncello Martini


Here are 10 definitions you may find helpful as you make your “booze” selections for your wedding reception. NOTE: In the terms below, “the host” equals the couple or the person(s) paying the bill. 1. Open Bar or Host Bar – The host pays for the beverages served on the bar. Therefore, the wedding guests […]

10 Words to Know When Selecting Booze for Your Wedding Reception


It’s finally June, and everyone on the Howerton+Wooten Events team is working like crazy to ensure that our 2012 summer weddings, conferences and events are flawless. (always) To keep things light on a Friday afternoon, we serve Grey Goose Cosmopolitans, and show the wedding scene from “Sex and the City 2.”  (They had swans!)  I am […]

Friday Happy Hour: Cosmopolitans and Liza Minelli


  After spending a year listening to stories about wedding gowns, guest lists and the cost of a wedding cake, your dad probably deserves a cocktail.  Here is one that I am sure he will enjoy. Ingredients: Two (2) ounces of gin A dash of dry vermouth One-half (½) ounce of olive juice Olives Preparation Steps: Fill […]

Friday Happy Hour: Dirty Martini for the Father of the Bride