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Cocktails have become increasingly popular at weddings in recent years as a way to offer a variety of drink options to guests. Many couples choose to...
Signature cocktails are a unique touch that will elevate the guest experience for your wedding. If you are looking to highlight a signature cocktail for your cocktail hour or reception, we’ve pulled together a few of our favorite recipes. And if you’re still in self-isolation, having an in-home mixology night is a fun way to plan for your big day. So, grab a few mixers and liquors and get ready for a night full of boozy concoctions!
While signature cocktails are a guest favorite, there are a few things to keep in mind before choosing a love elixir for your wedding day:
Combining a bubbly Italian Prosecco with a fresh citrus sorbet makes for a light, refreshing signature cocktail. This two-ingredient cocktail is both simple to make and pleasing to the palate - perfect for an outdoor summer wedding.
Why we love it: it’s light, refreshing, and simple to make for large groups.
Signature cocktail name ideas: Paramour Punch, Love Punch
This refreshing cocktail is also simple to make and a perfect blend of citrus and sweet. Rosé lemonade is light and bubbly - which is ideal for warm weather weddings or cooling off between sessions on the dance floor.
Why we love it: this light (and light-colored) cocktail isn’t overwhelmingly sweet, so it’s a great option for pleasing a crowd.
Signature cocktail name ideas: Blushing Bride, Kiss from a Rosé
Still missing something blue for your wedding day? Consider adding a Caribbean Mist as your signature wedding cocktail! This concoction is a gorgeous turquoise with a tropical twist that your guests will surely enjoy.
Why we love it: including a blue signature cocktail is a nontraditional play on the something blue tradition.
Signature cocktail name ideas: Something Blue, Cloud Nine
If you fancy a martini on your wedding day, this elderflower martini from The Knot is the perfect combination of sweet and sophistication. As a bonus, it’s made with all clear liquids - guaranteeing a stain-free cocktail hour!
Why we love it:
This tasty concoction is light in color and refreshing. Plus, the addition of white cranberry juice makes it an ideal cocktail for winter weddings.
Signature cocktail name ideas:
White Wedding, Marry Me Martini, The Cranberry Kiss
The classic summer shandy is a simple combination of lager and lemonade - a perfect cocktail for beer lovers. If you are a beer aficionado, customize this shandy by adding your favorite craft beer.
Why we love it: the addition of lemonade makes a shandy a lighter cocktail to sip on than a traditional beer. Plus, it cuts the alcohol content in half - helping to ensure guests don’t over-indulge during cocktail hour or your reception.
Signature cocktail name ideas: Serendipity Shandy, Sunshine Shandy, I Do Brew
Sangrias are a great option for a signature cocktail as they can be made in large batches to cut down on bar wait times. Switching out red wine for white is a great way to avoid any accidental red spills on your big day.
Why we love it: sangria is always a crowd-pleaser, and this refreshing white wine option is the perfect cocktail for a spring or summer wedding.
Signature cocktail name ideas: Devotion Potion, Main Squeeze
What better way to celebrate an autumn wedding than with a spiked apple cider? This seasonal cocktail adds a bit of spice without being overbearing. And with the addition of lime juice, there is just enough citrus to give it a refreshing kick.
Why we love it: apple cider sets the mood for an autumn wedding and this iced cocktail is an invigorating take on a classic warm cider.
Signature cocktail name ideas: Falling for You, Apple of My Eye
Are you planning a signature cocktail for your wedding day? Contact our team so we can craft the perfect signature concoction for your big day.