One of the hottest trends in weddings is having signature cocktails picked by the bride and the groom. These are usually served during cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres. Whether you are serving these in mason jars, copper mugs, or traditional cocktail glasses, you can add a personal touch to each glass by using colorful straws, ribbon, or logos. If you invest in higher quality glassware, you can consider that as a guest favor, otherwise most rental companies offer several glassware options. No matter what drinks you both choose, you will be sure to find some crowd pleasers on this list! Here are some excellent cocktail picks to consider for your special day.
The Moscow Mule
This cocktail is traditionally served in a copper mug, and garnished with a lime wedge. It is light and refreshing, and loaded with flavor! It can be served all seasons, too! Ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice.
The Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour
One word: amazing! This drink was developed by the creators of the Mason Jar Shaker, and is featured in the cocktail book: Shake. It is incredibly flavorful and would be perfect for Fall and Winter, although it is lovely all seasons. Ingredients: maple syrup, fresh rosemary, lemon juice, and bourbon.
Ever heard of an Arnie Palmer? This is the same idea, except it includes vodka. It is usually served during summer, and can be garnished with mint, or fresh fruit. Ingredients: lemonade, iced tea and vodka.
Hop, Skip and Go Naked
This cocktail will make anyone a beer drinker! It is another wonder developed by the authors of Shake. It is perfect for an outdoor summer wedding! Ingredients: summer shandy (beer), simple syrup, lemon juice and vodka.
Refreshing, and herby. This cocktail makes a great signature drink at weddings. It is elegant, yet simple. Fresh muddled basil adds another dimension to a traditional vodka lemonade. Ingredients: lemonade, fresh basil, vodka or gin.
Boozy and a lot of dimension! This New Orleans drink will certainly be an original on your special day! Ingredients: Sugar cube, Peychaud’s bitters, Angostura bitters, dash of absinthe, rye or American whiskey, and lemon peel.
Sophisticated and light, the French 75 is a timeless classic served in all seasons. It will pleasantly surprise your guests! Ingredients: Champagne, sugar cube, St. Germain, lemon, and gin.
Similar to the Moscow Mule, the Mint Julep is served in a non-stemmed glass. This cocktail is light and refreshing, perfect for Spring. Ingredients: fresh mint leaves, bourbon whiskey, water, and superfine sugar.
This is another great late-Spring early summer cocktail. A Pimm’s Cup is fresh and tasty. You can add extra fruit for garnishing. Ingredients: Pimm’s No. 1, lemon wedges, English cucumbers, seltzer water, and lemonade.
Great for a Fall/Winter wedding, a sidecar is flavorful, and certain to please your guests. Ingredients: Brandy, triple sec or Cointreau, simple syrup, and lemon juice.
Cheers! -Cherry Blossom Events