Looking for some w-day cocktail inspo? Make the day your own with these clever and creative cocktails to crack up your guests and keep them coming back for more…
You’ve probably already put so much thought into every detail of your day – from the dress, to the décor and the venue – so don’t let the bar become an afterthought.
We know how important it can be to keep the beer and wine flowing, but nothing makes a ‘just married’ statement and personalises your day quite like a signature cocktail menu!
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With clever names and seasonal flavors, these cocktail recipes might just be the personal touch you and your groom have been looking for, and are sure to give your guests that wedding WOW-factor…
To make this recipe, fill a double rocks glass halfway up with ice. Then, add two ounces of tequila, one ounce of red wine and a half-ounce of fresh lime juice. Stir gently to combine. Top the mixture with four ounces of chilled ginger beer and stir again. Garnish the drink with a skewer of fresh blackberries and lime slices.
TALL, DARK & HANDSOME
How about something that represents your new hubby? This Tall Dark and Handsome cocktail will give your man the boast he never knew he needed! Made up of butterscotch schnapps, dark crème de cacao, vanilla liqueur, vodka, cola and chocolate syrup – this drink will have all of your guests going back for more.
Simply add ice to a tall glass, add all liqueurs (1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps, 1/2 oz Dark Creme de Cacao,1/2 oz Vanilla Liqueur, 1/2 oz Vodka Cola) and fill with cola. Then top it off with some chocolate syrup and you’re done!
If you’re looking for something to showcase your hot and spicy side, this signature cocktail is a go-to to get the party on fire! (see what we did there?) The spicy, sweet and bright flavors are fantastic if you love a little heat in your drinks.
Remove the seeds of the chillis (or if you like an extra kick keep them in!) and add to a shake with simple syrup. Then add your chosen gin, and fruit juice of choice (peach, pineapple, orange) to the shaker with ice and mix it all together before straining into your glasses – for a sweet treat, coat the rim the glass in sugar before pouring.
SWEET ON YOU
Okay…so this drink isn’t really supposed to be a ‘let’s get hammered!’ cocktail, but feel free to customize the amount of alcohol to your liking – plus, who doesn’t like chocolate?! Make these for your guests, and your wedding will go down in history!
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Firstly, decorate the glasses with grated chocolate before filling a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add one cup of chocolate ganache, 0.5oz of vodka and 2oz of Baileys. Now all that’s left to do is shake and pour and you’ve got a deliciously dreamy cocktail your guests will love.
SEX ON THE DRIVEWAY
For the jokester bride and grooms out there, we’ve got you covered with this hilarious twist on the much-loved Sex on the Beach cocktail. Don’t let the bright blue colour fool you – this drink is sure to make even the shyest of guests bust a move and say something regrettable.
All it takes to make this signature cocktail is one ounce of peach schnapps, one ounce of blue curacao, 2 ounces of vodka (or rum) and sprite – mix it all together and add to your glasses or a punch bowl so guests can treat themselves!
HONEY ‘I DO’
Looking to add a little bit of sweetness? This signature cocktail is a fun and flirty find to personalise your wedding day and get your guests intrigued! With honey, rhubarb, tequila and lime juice, this is the perfect combo for a sweet and stylish sip.
To start, combine two stalks of rhubarb, a quarter-cup of honey and a quarter-cup of water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and heat for five minutes. Once the mixture is cool, strain it. Next, add three ounces of pisco, one ounce of your fresh rhubarb honey simple syrup, one ounce of lime juice and one egg white to a shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously. Pour the strained liquid into a glass and top with a strip of rhubarb.
This love potion cocktail is the perfect fit for any wedding day celebration. With its vibrant red color and pleasantly sweet cranberry flavor, this drink is sure to win over anyone who tries it! This cocktail includes one part sweetened lime juice, two part, raspberry vodka, two part cranberry juice, one part grenadine and raspberries for garnish.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, sweetened lime juice, raspberry vodka, cranberry juice cocktail, and grenadine and mix. Then strain the potion cocktail into a martini glass and garnish with raspberries or other red fruits.
MARRY ME MARTINI
Why not continue with the white wedding theme to your cocktail list? With it’s delightful coconut flavor and an adorable marshmallow tail, this Cottontail Martini is the perfect wedding cocktail to add to your list. All you need is one and half ounces of vanilla vodka, one and half ounces of coconut rum, two ounces of coconut cream, a splash of pineapple juice and honey, chopped sweetened coconut or marshmallows to garnish.
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Rim the edge of the martini glasses with honey and coconut first to add a little sweetness. Then simply mix all the above ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into glasses – your guests will be in awe of how stunning this cocktail looks and tastes!
Missing out on your dream destination wedding? Not to worry – bring the sun to you with this fruity and funky signature cocktail! This sweet drink is one part Malibu rum, one part amaretto, a splash of grenadine and one part orange juice.
Simply mix all the ingredients together and rim glass with some sugar or syrup for a sweet fix – enjoy!
This one’s for those daytime weddings — or for a bride who really likes her brunch drinks! All you need to add this signature cocktail to your menu is one ounce of Patrón Silver Tequila, a quarter ounce of Patrón Citrónge Orange, Liqueur Fresh pineapple juice, a splash of lime juice and orange or peach sorbet.
Now, simply pour all the liquors over ice in a tall glass and fill with pineapple before adding a scoop of sorbet and finishing off with a lime squeeze!
MINT TO BE
For a fresh and fun cocktail to grab your guests’ attention, you need to add this signature drink to your list! This minty, chocolatey treat will remind you of your favorite cookie — it’s also the perfect autumn delight.
Fill your shaker with ice, then add one ounce of crème de menthe, one ounce of white crème de cacao and two ounces of heavy cream. Shake until combined and strain into your preferred glasses and voila!
Throwing an elegant affair? Keep the bubbly coming with this fun plum and thyme prosecco themed cocktails! To start this recipe, peel and chop two plums. In a shaker, muddle the fruit with six sprigs of thyme, four tablespoons of thyme simple syrup and the juice of a lemon.
Shake with crushed ice. Then, distribute between two glasses and top it off with a bottle of your favorite bubbly. For that picture-perfect look, garnish with plum slices and thyme sprigs.
THE WHIPPED GROOM
For a cheeky and creative cocktail, why not poke a little fun at your now ‘whipped’ groom who just can’t get enough of you! Not only do we love this hilarious name – but this Caramel Snickerdoodle Martini cocktail will go down a treat with your guests.
All you need to do to re-create this delicious cocktail is combine heavy cream, Smirnoff Kissed Caramel and cinnamon in a cocktail shaker with ice and add to your glasses rimmed with cinnamon sugar – add some whipped cream and a cinnamon stick for a sweet kick!
THE PERFECT PEAR
With fruity pear, warm ginger, a hint of honey sweetness and a generous splash of boozy bourbon, this ginger and pear bourbon cocktail is a perfect way to celebrate an autumn wedding!
Combine bourbon, pear juice, lemon and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and mix before adding to glasses. Simply garnish with some lemon wedges and you have yourself a sweet treat and super cute signature cocktail!
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