5 Delicious, Gatsby-Inspired Wedding Cocktails: Recipes Included!

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The 1920s and The Great Gatsby are big inspirations for 2012 and 2013 weddings. Add a dash of this creative trend by having signature wedding cocktails that are reminiscent of the days of the Roaring 20s.

The Great Gatsby is a well-loved piece of American literature and F. Scott Fitzgerald certainly knew how to create visions of grand soirees that lasted until the early hours; where the cocktails and the libations were still flowing amidst the strict confines of Prohibition. The 1920s wedding theme is alive and well and it’s no wonder that couples are seeking out the days of speakeasies and flappers as wedding inspiration for their fetes.

The Great Gatsby has set a different trend in motion for wedding styles, and brides and grooms are drawing tons of creativity from this famed novel. From vintage inspired wedding dresses to art deco invitations, 1920s style and influence have infiltrated the wedding scene and it’s certainly here to stay.

A signature wedding cocktail is another great way to leave a lasting impression on guests who are invited to your 1920s bash. We’ve picked out five tasty cocktails that were surely a hit at the legendary parties of Jay Gatsby, and will be enjoyed by your guests at your 21st century wedding.

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Which Gatsby-inspired cocktail makes you glad we aren’t living during the Prohibition? Tell us in the comments below!