Lagniappe: High Spirits

Customized koozies, matchbooks and candies are always a hit at weddings, but some couples are opting to send guests home with a parting gift that has a personal, New Orleans-style twist — cocktail mixers. Cocktail + Creative ( provides cocktail mixers in a wide variety of flavors and sizes. “We typically like to use fruit forward recipes as they tend to look best in the bottles,” says owner Quinn Richard. “However, we do use herbs, vegetables and many spices to curate the flavors the customers are looking for.” He also offers shrubs, or non-alcoholic options, to mix with a favorite spirit, sparkling wine or sparking water. (Pictured is the hibiscus and berry shrub with citrus, white wine vinegar, sugar and vanilla.) Pick from 25 wax colors and several finishes, plus recipe cards and allow at least two weeks for delivery. Richard notes that out-of-town guests in particular will love mixing up a drink from one of the adorable 2 ounce bottles either on the plane or once they are home allowing them to raise a glass to the happy couple, from afar.


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