15 Mar 8 SIGNATURE COCKTAILS TO SERVE AT YOUR WEDDING
You found your band. Décor, done. Flowers, check! Planning is on track and you have earned yourself a drink. One of our favorite trends is seeing couples incorporate hand crafted signature cocktails into their wedding weekend. Whether it’s a “his and hers” at the rehearsal dinner or a “blushing bride” at brunch, this is a great way to add a personal touch to serve at your wedding!
Here are 8 signature cocktail recipes to enhance your wedding (or social event).
1. Blueberry Mojito
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1–1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar (and additional sugar for rimming glass)
- 1 lime wedge
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 3 large mint leaves, torn
- Club soda
- 1–1/2 ounces white rum
- Optional mint sprigs, blueberries and lime wheels, for garnish
- Rub lime wedge over rim of glass and dip in sugar to coat.
- Place blueberries, sugar, lime juice and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Muddle, using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon.
- Add white rum and 1 cup of ice. Shake vigorously and pour into glass. Top with club soda.
- Garnish with mint sprigs, blueberries and lime wheels, if desired.
Courtesy of: The Blond Cook
2. Grapefruit Mimosa
- Pink sanding sugar, for rims
- 1/2 c. grapefruit juice
- 1 bottle champagne
- In a small bowl, add pink sanding sugar.
- Dip champagne flutes in water to wet the rim, then dip in sanding sugar.
- Add grapefruit juice and top off with champagne.
Courtesy of: Delish
3. Bourbon Sweet Peach Tea
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 2 ounces peach preserves
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- Dash of Aperol
- Sweet tea, to top
- Sprig of thyme, to garnish
- Lemon round, to garnish
- Mix the bourbon, peach preserves, Aperol, and lemon juice over ice and shake.
- Top with a generous amount of sweet tea and garnish with fresh thyme and a lemon round.
Courtesy of: The Host the Toast
4. Moscow Mule
- 2 ounces vodka
- ½ ounce fresh lime juice (about ½ medium lime)
- 4 ounces ginger beer
- Lime wedge, for garnish
- Fill a copper mug or similarly sized glass with ice.
- Pour in the vodka and lime juice.
- Fill the glass with ginger beer and gently swirl it with a spoon once to mix.
- Garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy!
Courtesy of: Cookie + Kate
5. Watermelon Margarita
- 1 1/4 cups watermelon juice (1 small ripe watermelon yields – 3-5 cups juice)
- 2 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
- 5 tbsp. silver tequila (5 tbsp. = 2 1/2 ounces)
- Sea salt (optional for lining rim)
- Pack a large blender full of cubed ripe watermelon (with or without seeds) and blend until you have a juice. One small watermelon should yield roughly 3-5 cups (720-1200 ml), so you will have leftover juice (as original recipe is written) for extra margaritas. You can choose to strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds or pulp, but I didn’t find it necessary.
- To make margaritas, add watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to combine. Sample a small amount and adjust flavor as needed, adding more watermelon juice for sweetness, lime juice for acidity, or tequila for booziness.
- Line the rim of two serving glasses with lime juice and sea salt (optional).
- Add ice and pour over margaritas.
Courtesy of: Minimalist Baker
6. Caribbean Mist
- 1 part Mango Rum
- 1 part pineapple juice
- 1 part soda water
- Dash of Blue Curacao
- Sugar for the rim
- First sugar the rim of each glass by dipping the rim in either lemon or lime juice and then into sanding sugar.
- In a shaker with ice; combine the rum, pineapple juice and blue Curacao and shake.
- Pour the mixture into and ice filled glass.
- Fill the rest of the glass with soda water.
Courtesy of: Something Turquoise
7. Aperol Spritz
- 3 ounces prosecco
- 2 ounces Aperol
- 1 ounce soda water
- Orange slice, for garnish
- Combine all ingredients in a wine glass with ice and stir.
- Garnish with half an orange slice.
8. Rosè Cosmo
- 2 oz vodka
- Rosé (sparkling)
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- Lime wheels for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka and fruit juices.
- Strain into a martini glass and top with rosè.
- Garnish with a lime wheel.