4 Signature Cocktails for Your Summer Wedding
May 8, 2022

Just like your bouquet sets the tone for your ceremony, your signature cocktail sets the tone for the party to follow!

Will you keep it classic and simple with a moscow mule? Or vibrant and fun with a tequila mixer? Whatever vibe you want to set for your reception, one of these 4 cocktails is sure to be the perfect fit as your signature wedding drink.

Lavender Gin and Tonic

Light, refreshing with a hint of good luck. Serve this signature cocktail as a symbol of your love and devotion. The beautiful purple color will be sure to catch the attention of all your guests.

What You’ll Need:

  • Gin
  • Dried Organic Lavender
  • Tonic Water
  • Lime Juice
  • Dried Butterfly Pea Tea

How to Prepare:

There are two ways to craft a Lavender Gin and Tonic for your wedding day. You can infuse your gin with dried lavender. Or you can buy Empress Gin which already has a purple color to it.

To infuse your gin, use 2 tablespoons of lavender to 1 ½ cups of gin. Let it sit anywhere from 5 to 24 hours. The longer it sits, the stronger the taste and smell. Once finished, pour the gin through a mesh strainer and throw the dried lavender away.

For a bold purple hue like in the photo above, you can add the additional step of infusing lime juice with Butterfly Pea Tea. Combine 2 tablespoons of dried butterfly pea flowers with 4 ounces of lime juice. Let it infuse for about an hour, and it will turn a deep purple color when mixed with the rest of your cocktail ingredients!

Garnish your cocktails with a lime and a sprig of dried lavender.

Recipe and Photo via Sugar & Charm

Paloma Italiana

Easy to mix, easy to drink, and perfect for the bride who loves her tequila! This orange-citrusy cocktail will pair beautifully with a peach-based wedding palette.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 oz of tequila
  • 1.5 oz of Campari
  • ½ oz of pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz of fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz of fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz of simple syrup
  • 6 oz of chilled Italian orange soda
  • Pinch of salt

How to Prepare:

Pour the first six ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 20 seconds. Strain over a glass with ice, and then pour orange soda over it. Add a pinch of salt and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Recipe and Photo via Sugar & Charm

Limoncello Prosecco with Blueberries & Thyme

A light, sparkling summer cocktail garnished with blueberries for a wedding ‘derived from nature’.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 package of blueberries
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • Ice
  • 1 cup of Limoncello Liqueur
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of Prosecco

How to Prepare:

Pour the prosecco and limoncello into a pitcher and stir. Place a handful of blueberries in a glass, top with ice and fill with the limoncello prosecco. Garnish with thyme and lemon slices.

Recipe & Photo via DownshiftOlogy

Strawberry Moscow Mule

A summer twist on a classic cocktail, this deliciously pink drink will win every one of your guests over.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 half lime (juiced)
  • 5 strawberries
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4-6 ounces ginger beer
  • Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)

How to Prepare:

Muddle your  strawberries and lime juice together, add a shot of vodka, and top your cocktail off with ginger beer. 

Recipe & Photo via Platings and Pairings

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