8 SIGNATURE COCKTAILS TO SERVE AT YOUR WEDDING

hand painted cocktail sign with two drinks

Photo & sign design courtesy of Watercolor Baby

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).

The Recipes

1. Blueberry Mojito

Glass filled with liquid and blueberries

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

PREPARATION

  • 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

champagne glass wfilled with grapefruit and champagne

INGREDIENTS

  • Pink sanding sugar, for rims
  • 1/2 c. grapefruit juice
  • 1 bottle champagne

PREPARATION

  • 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

Bottle of burbon and mason jar with peach sweet tea

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

PREPARATION

  • 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

Copper mug with lime and vodka

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice (about ½ medium lime)
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

PREPARATION

  • 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

Rocks glass with limes, watermelon and taqulia

INGREDIENTS

  • 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)

PREPARATION

  • 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

bride holding cocktail glass

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 part Mango Rum
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • 1 part soda water
  • Dash of Blue Curacao
  • Sugar for the rim

PREPARATION

  • 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

Wine glass filled with Aperol

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ounces prosecco
  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 1 ounce soda water
  • Orange slice, for garnish

PREPARATION

  • Combine all ingredients in a wine glass with ice and stir.
  • Garnish with half an orange slice.

Courtesy of: Root & Gather Events

8. Rosè Cosmo

Bottle of Rose and cocktail naplins

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz vodka
  • Rosé (sparkling)
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • Lime wheels for garnish

PREPARATION

  • 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.

Courtesy of: Root & Gather Events

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