June 13th, 2012 No Comments

cocktails: “bubblegum-tini”, perfect for a coral, pink and yellow color palette

Peter of Peter Callahan Catering has shared with us a whimsical cocktail for summer entertaining…the bubblegum-tini! Peter is known for his creative presentation and this is a great example. Peter fills his signature lucite trays with orange/coral, pink, yellow and white bubblegum balls to bring whimsy and creativity to serve this fun cocktail. (see recipe below)

A colorful signature cocktail is an easy way to keep your wedding color palette going through the cocktail hour. Be sure to communicate to your caterer your color palette and interests and I’m sure they’ll be able to suggest a cocktail that could be perfect for your celebration. For more inspiration and recipes for your wedding or celebration make sure to pick up Peter Callahan’s book, “Bite By Bite”, available on Amazon.


  • 6 cups fresh orange juice (estimate 18-20 oranges)
  • 3 cups chilled vanilla-flavored vodka
  • 1 cup banana liqueur
  • 3/4 cup melon liqueur
  • Plenty of Ice
  • 1 orange, halved and thinly sliced


In a large pitcher, whisk together the orange juice, vodka and both liqueurs.  Fill twelve of your favorite glasses with ice and place a slice of orange in each.  Then simply pour the Bubblegum-Tini mixture in each glass and serve!


For an extra fun serving presentation, we use our signature lucite trays filled with gumballs as a playful nod to the candy. But if you can’t find something similar, you can serve shot glasses or small bowls of gumballs on the serving tray.