The Latest Winter Wedding Cocktails


Get creative on your wedding day and pick some seasonal winter wedding cocktails for your big day!

If your wedding is around the winter months, you might want to add some festive cheer by creating your own winter wedding cocktails. Christmas cocktails can not only look quirky on your wedding day, it can also add another memorable moment to your wedding day.

We recommend chatting to your caterer or venue about cocktails or personalised drinks options as they may be able to suggest a few seasonal favourites or help you add something extra special for you and your guests to enjoy. Check out these heartwarming recipes below some luxurious liquor inspo!

Mulled Wine

Nothing beats some mulled wine around Christmas time! Why not incorporate mulled wine into your wedding day? Adding a warm cocktail during the colder weather can make family and friends feel more relaxed and at home on your big day.

  • 100g/4oz light muscovado sugar
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 150ml water
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 clementines
  • 150ml Cointreau
  • 750ml/ 1¼pint bottle light red wine, such as Beaujolais
  • Twist of orange zest and a star anise, to serve

Pimm’s Winter Cup

When you think of a Pimm’s Cup, you ultimately think of sunshine and holidays. Change up this cocktail to suit the winter holiday season by adding some cinnamon sticks and Christmas decorations. Pimm’s Cups are already a very popular cocktail, so including them in your menu will prove to be a very popular choice for your guests.

  • 100ml blood orange juice
  • 60ml Pimm’s No.1
  • 30ml whisky
  • 2 tsp sugar syrup (we used Monin)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • lemon slices and redcurrants to garnish, optional

Mexican Hot Chocolate

When you think of the winter weather, you instantly think of hot chocolates and getting cozy. If your guests are looking for a non-alcoholic alternative, a mexican hot chocolate mocktail is an easy choice. Add some chilli powder for a kick to give your guests that instant warming feeling. Add some tequila if you would like to incorporate this into an alcohol alternative.

  • 500ml whole milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (use Mexican cinnamon sticks for a distinctly floral, sweeter taste), plus extra to serve
  • 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder (see tip, below)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

White Christmas Margarita

A white Christmas margarita can look magical with your winter wedding photographs. This festive twist on the standard margarita can show your guests some festive creativity. Include some cinnamon sugar for the rimming glass if you would like to add some extra Christmas flavours.

  • 1 (400g) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 350 ml silver tequila
  • 235 ml triple sec
  • 120 ml lime juice
  • ice
  • 1 lime, sliced into rounds for garnish
  • Lime wedge, for rimming glass
  • Sanding sugar, for rimming glass
  • Cranberries, for garnish

The Jack Frost

Turn your cocktail into your ‘something blue’ when you choose the Jack Frost as your winter wedding cocktail. This cocktail can really look the part and stand out as something totally unique and different on your day. With some simple flavours, this cocktail will porve to be a popular choice with your guests.

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup Blue Curacao liquor
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut

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