Weddings are one of the most special and memorable occasions in a person's life. They are a celebration of love, commitment, and togetherness.
As a bartender, I have had the pleasure of serving drinks at many weddings, and I know how important it is to have the perfect cocktail menu for the big day.
Choosing the right cocktails for a wedding can be a daunting task. There are so many options to choose from, and you want to make sure that your guests are happy and satisfied.
But fear not, I am here to help. In this blog post, I will be sharing some of the best wedding cocktail recipes that are sure to impress your guests and make your big day even more special.
From classic and timeless cocktails to modern and trendy ones, there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking for something sweet and fruity, or something strong and bold, these wedding cocktail recipes are sure to satisfy your taste buds.
So, sit back, relax, and get ready to discover some of the best wedding cocktail recipes that will make your special day even more memorable.
1. Pear and Ginger Sparklers
The Pear and Ginger Sparklers is a sweet and sour cocktail that combines a homemade pear ginger shrub with vodka, lemon juice, honey, and champagne.
The shrub adds a rich and complex flavor, while the cocktail is sweet from the honey, sour and spicy from the shrub and ginger, and crisp and sparkling from the champagne. It's perfect for a classy wedding celebration or a romantic date night.
2. Pornstar Martini
The Pornstar Martini is a modern classic cocktail that is perfect for adding a touch of glamour to your wedding day. It has a sweet and sour taste with a frothy top and a floating half passion fruit, making it visually exciting.
The passion fruit liqueur and fresh lime juice give it a fruity and tangy taste, while the vanilla syrup and vodka add a smooth and sweet finish. It's a stylish and confident drink that is sure to impress your guests.
3. The Perfect Cosmo
If you're looking for a fun and flirty cocktail to serve at your wedding, look no further than "The Perfect Cosmo." This classic cocktail is a favorite among many, and for good reason. With its playful pink color and delicate blend of tart cranberries, sour limes, and sweet citrus vodka, it's the perfect celebratory drink.
Plus, with only four simple ingredients, it's easy to make and sure to impress your guests. So shake up a batch of "The Perfect Cosmo" and get ready to toast to your special day in style.
4. Raspberry and Pomegranate Rosé Summer Cocktail
The Raspberry and Pomegranate Rosé Summer Cocktail is a refreshing and fruity drink that is perfect for a summer wedding. Made with fresh raspberries, pomegranate seeds, and a honey-mint simple syrup, this cocktail is then mixed with gin, unsweetened pomegranate and fresh lime juice, and topped with Casal Garcia's Sparkling Rosé.
The mild flavor of the sparkling wine compliments the other ingredients without overpowering the drink. This cocktail is a great choice for those who want a girly and pink drink that is not a mimosa. It is sure to impress guests with its beautiful presentation and delicious taste.
5. Heavenly Lemonade
The Heavenly Lemonade is a refreshing twist on the classic mimosa, using lemonade instead of orange juice. It's a simple combination of sparkling water and lemonade, with the option to add in your favorite berries.
The use of cheap brut champagne adds a dry and crisp note to the drink. It's perfect for a spring or summer wedding and easy to make in large batches.
6. Prosecco Margaritas
If you're looking for a sparkling and celebratory cocktail to serve at your wedding, the Prosecco Margarita is a must-try. This twist on the classic margarita combines the refreshing flavors of tequila, lime, and orange liqueur with the effervescence of Prosecco.
The bubbles add a fun and festive touch to the drink, making it perfect for toasting to the happy couple. This big-batch recipe is easy to prepare ahead of time, so you can focus on enjoying the celebration with your guests. Give this cocktail a try and let the good times roll!
7. Cosmopolitan Cocktail
The Cosmopolitan Cocktail is a classic drink made with vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice. It's a sweet and sour combination that has been popular for decades. The cocktail gained fame thanks to Sex and the City, but the recipe dates back to the 1930s.
Using top-shelf vodka and high-quality orange liqueur like Cointreau elevates the drink to new heights. The chilled martini glass with a lemon twist adds a touch of elegance to the presentation. The Cosmopolitan is a perfect fit for any wedding celebration.
8. Aviation Cocktail
The Aviation Cocktail is a true classic that has stood the test of time. With its smooth and flowery taste, this cocktail is sure to impress your wedding guests. The key ingredient, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, adds a subtle cherry finish that sets it apart from other cocktails.
The cocktail's slight violet hue makes it visually stunning and adds to its allure. Created by Hugo Ensslin, the head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York City, the Aviation Cocktail has been a favorite for over a century. If you're looking for a crowd-pleaser that is sure to impress, the Aviation Cocktail is a must-try.
9. Hummingbird Cocktail
The Hummingbird Cocktail is a light and refreshing drink that's perfect for weddings and special occasions. It's a blend of elderflower liqueur, champagne, and club soda, with subtle floral notes and a bubbly touch.
The cocktail is named after the hummingbird, a bird that symbolizes joy, love, and luck. Its light color and elegant flavors make it a fitting choice for special celebrations of all kinds.
10. Ombre Hibiscus Prosecco Cocktail
The Ombre Hibiscus Prosecco Cocktail is a beautiful and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for weddings and other special occasions. Made with whole hibiscus flowers and Da Luca prosecco, this pink cocktail has a sparkling wine base and a layered ombre effect.
The hibiscus flowers are edible and add a slightly chewy texture to the drink. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and visually stunning drink to serve at their wedding.
The Hurricane cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves sweet and fruity drinks. This New Orleans classic is made with both light and dark rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, and lime juice. Served in a traditional tulip-shaped glass, the Hurricane is a great addition to any wedding cocktail menu.
The cocktail is perfect for those who want to reminisce about their fun times at Pat O'Brien's or for those who want to try something new and exciting. With its vibrant colors and delicious taste, the Hurricane is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any wedding celebration.
12. Gin and Rosemary Sparkling Lemonade
If you're looking for a sophisticated and refreshing cocktail to serve at your wedding, the Gin and Rosemary Sparkling Lemonade is a must-try. This cocktail combines the smooth and fruity Brockman's Gin with the herbaceous scent of rosemary and the tangy freshness of lemon and club soda.
It's a perfect balance of flavors that will appeal to all guests, even those who usually shy away from gin-based drinks. The cocktail is easy to prepare and can be garnished with a lemon wedge and a sprig of rosemary for an elegant touch. Trust us, your guests will be asking for the recipe!
13. Rum and Coke
The Rum and Coke is a classic cocktail made with rum and Coca-Cola, served over ice in a large straight-sided glass. It's simple, refreshing, and easy to drink all night long. There are several variations of the recipe, depending on the type of rum and Coke used, as well as the mixing ratio.
The classic ratio is 1 part rum to 2 parts Coke, but some people prefer a ratio of 1 to 3 for a sweeter taste. Overall, it's a delicious and satisfying drink that's perfect for any occasion.
14. Hugo Cocktail
The Hugo Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that originated in Northern Italy. It is made with only three ingredients – prosecco, elderflower syrup, and sparkling water. The elderflower syrup gives the cocktail a sweet and musky flavor that is perfect for an aperitivo drink.
This cocktail is a great option for weddings as it is light, refreshing, and easy to make in large batches. It can be garnished with mint and lime wedges to add a pop of color and flavor. If you're looking for a simple yet delicious cocktail for your wedding, the Hugo Cocktail is definitely worth considering.
15. Blueberry Mojito Royale
The Blueberry Mojito Royale is a delightful cocktail that strikes the perfect balance between tart and sweet. Made with fresh blueberries, mint, lime juice, and a generous shot of rum, this luxurious libation is topped with chilled champagne, making it perfect for any wedding celebration.
The fancy blueberry "swizzle sticks" add a touch of elegance to this already beautiful cocktail. It's a great signature cocktail to serve at any summer soirée. If you're looking for a refreshing and delicious cocktail that's easy to make, the Blueberry Mojito Royale is definitely worth a try.
16. Old Fashioned
The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail that has been around since the late 1800s. It's made with bourbon, bitters, sugar, and an orange or lemon peel. While it may seem simple, the key to a great Old Fashioned is in the technique. The ingredients must be combined and stirred with plenty of ice, never shaken.
The orange peel is also an important element, as it adds flavor and aroma to the drink. The Old Fashioned is a perfect choice for a wedding cocktail, as it is both classic and sophisticated. It's a drink that will impress your guests and leave them wanting more. So, if you're looking for a timeless cocktail that is sure to please, the Old Fashioned is the way to go.
17. Paper Plane
The Paper Plane cocktail is a refreshing and punchy drink made with equal parts Aperol, bourbon, Amaro, and fresh squeezed lemon juice. It's a modern take on the pre-prohibition cocktail "The Last Word," with a unique balance that makes it dangerously sessionable.
The bright orange color makes it stand out on the bar, and its unique blend of ingredients creates a complex and delicious drink that's sure to impress your guests at any wedding.