After months of planning, you are taking care of the final details for your summer wedding. Admittedly, you’re tired, but still have to pin down the drink menu. Now is not the time to skimp though. Having a refreshing signature cocktail for guests to sip on is especially important during the hottest season of the year. When choosing a custom libation, first consider which type of alcohol and flavors you and your husband-to-be like best. And to add a special personal touch to your drink, we suggest matching it with your wedding colors!
For the bride in need of inspiration, here are five signature cocktails to serve at your summer wedding.
Coconut Margarita: We can’t think of another more appropriate drink for a beachside reception than the coconut margarita. Crisp and delicious, this version calls for coconut milk, tequila, triple sec, coconut water, and fresh lime wedges as garnish. The drink’s creamy hue and green accent are a perfect complement to a summer white wedding. Get the complete Coconut Margarita recipe here.
Limoncello Prosecco Cocktail Float: This simple, seasonal drink calls for just two ingredients – limoncello and Prosecco, the Italian sparkling wine that is most welcome once the temps start to rise. Adding to the celebrations, the cocktail’s cheerful hue looks lovely with a wedding color combo of yellow, green, and shimmering gray. Get the complete Limoncello Prosecco Cocktail Float recipe here.
Paloma Italiana: Grapefruit is a thirst-quenching flavor that looks gorgeous in a cocktail. And the orange-citrusy color pairs beautifully with a peach-based wedding palette. A flavorful twist on the classic Mexican beverage, the Paloma Italiana mixes tequila, Campari citrus juices, agave nectar, and a grapefruit twist for garnish. Click here for the complete Paloma Italiana recipe.
The Wild Berry Smash: Berry season peaks between mid-June and early July. If your wedding falls on these dates, take advantage of summer’s favorite fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries by incorporating them into your signature cocktail. To make the Wild Berry Smash, you’ll need berries, lemon, and Belvedere Wild Berry Vodka. This drink not only tastes incredible, but is also a festive expression of summer’s natural beauty. Get the complete Wild Berry Smash recipe here.
Pink Fizz: Shades of vibrant pink and coral are perfect for the bride who wants to evoke a light and whimsical atmosphere on her wedding day. Capture the joyous mood with the Pink Fizz, a cool cocktail made with vodka, simple syrup, crushed ice, champagne, and mint leaves as a garnish. Complete your wedding décor with accents of gold and green. Click here for the complete Pink Fizz recipe.
Lavender Lemonade Mojito: Lavender is a fragrant herb that adds wonderful flavor to food and drink recipes. And it’s the key ingredient for the lavender lemonade mojito, a great cocktail to match wedding décor rich with romantic purple tones. What makes this drink so unique is the pleasant pairing of herbal and citrus flavors. The ingredient list includes freshly squeezed lemon juice, mint, water, light rum, and lavender simple syrup. Get the complete Lavender Lemonade Mojito recipe here.
You never thought you’d see the day when all the ideas for your dream wedding would finally come together. Choosing your signature cocktail shouldn’t be hard now. For inspiration, just let your wedding colors and the effervescent mood of summer be your guide.