Sunday, August 14, 2011
Lynn House Shakes Up Cocktails at Celeb Wedding
Sherri Shepherd (left) and Lynn House.
If you stopped by Blackbird over the weekend, then you couldn't help but notice that their master mixologist Lynn House was missing in action.
The drinks dynamo got a rare Saturday night off to serve as the celebrity mixologist for The View's Sherri Shepherd's wedding reception at the Fairmont Hotel (The last time she got a night off like this it was for Oprah's all-star wrap party).
She was brought on by Godiva Chocolate Vodka, which was one of the sponsors of the event, to create two incredibly delicious cocktails: Kiss the Bride (Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, fresh orange juice, simple syrup and infused with fresh organic raspberries) and Lover's Lane (Godiva Chocolate Vodka, fresh organic cream, homemade marmalade syrup, orange bitters, garnished with fresh orange zest).
House tells 312DD that she shook up more than 600 of these tempting treats throughout the night, and that more guests were drinking these than wine during dinner.
And according to Young, Black & Fabulous, some of the wedding guests included celebrity bridesmaids Niecy Nash, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kim Whitley and Elizabeth Hassleback, who all wore custom Carmen Marc Valvo dresses. House says that Nash was particularly fond of the Kiss the Bride cocktail.
In addition to Godiva, Garrett sponsored the wedding, and each guest left with a gift bag that included the premium chocolates and popcorn.
The wedding will be featured on the Style network this fall in Wedding Fabulous: Sherri Shepherd Gets Married.