Choosing an appropriate signature drink truly is an art. Absolutely a southern tradition, and one worth continuing, consider selecting a signature drink for your event guests at your next gathering. There are many things to consider before making a rash decision. What is the occasion? What else are you serving in terms of food? beverages? Who are your guests and what do they like?
A signature drink can be one that you own and always serve when you entertain, truly a signature of yourself as a host that guests look forward to and know will be there each and every time. For this, I'd recommend you choose something that is truly special & meaningful in someway to you. Perhaps it is a Manhattan because that was your grandfather's drink of choice. Or something with peach schnapps because you are from the fine state of Georgia.
Or, a signature drink can be one that fits the occasion. Like margaritas for a summer cookout, mint juleps for a Derby party or a flirty martini for a ladies night.
Whatever your drink of choice, having another special option for guests on top of wine & beer will help to solidify you as an expert in the art of entertaining!