It’s time to get creative with cocktails. Not every couple wants to present the same old sip at their wedding. We’re here to shake things up a bit and pour something new into the mix- here’s eight drinks that will have guests begging for more beverages throughout the night.
For The :: Artsy Affair
Sip On The :: Strawberry Basil Fizz
3 oz Crispin Original or Brut Cider
1.5 oz Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer
1 oz Light white Rum
1 Large Strawberry Quartered
2 Wedges of Lime
2 Large Basil Leaves, torn into pieces
1/2 tsp Sugar (plus extra to rim glass)
Using a slice of lime, rim the serving glass and dip into a small dish of sugar.
In a mixing glass- squeeze and drop the lime slices, add basil, sugar, and strawberry segments.
Muddle the ingredients together until they are broken up a bit.
Fill a shaker glass with ice, add in the rum & cider, top with a shaker tin.
Give the drink a couple firm shakes and pour into rimmed glass.
Garnish with a little lime, basil, and strawberry.
Cocktail created by Crispin Cider
For The :: City Soirée
Sip On The :: Crystal Blue
1.5 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
1 dash Aztec Chocolate Bitters
1 barspoon Pepper Jazz
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Caramel Syrup
1 1/2 oz Blueberry Juice
Build all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice. Shake.
Strain over fresh ice into into a glass with a dehydrated blueberry rim.
Garnish with mint and blueberry skewer and serve.
Cocktail created by Green City Market Cocktails
For The :: Wedding Out West
Sip On The :: Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita
4 oz Watermelon Juice
4 oz Tequila
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Triple Sec
1 tsp Jalapeño Juice
1 Cup Ice
1 tbsp Coarse Salt
Cocktail created by Two-Tarts
For The :: Feminine Fête
Sip On The :: Champagne-Pomegranate Punch
1 tsp fresh Pomegranate Arils
4 oz Champagne
1/2 tsp Pomegranate Juice
1 tsp Cassis
Place fresh pomegranate arils into a Champagne flute.
Pour Champagne into flute, add pomegranate juice & cassis.
For The :: Rustic Barn Affair
Sip On The :: Aviation Lemon-Lavender Fizz
2 oz Aviation American Gin
1 1/2 Lavender Simple Syrup
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
Dash of Club Soda
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Cup Water
1 1/2 tbsp Dried Lavender Buds
Pour gin, simple syrup, and lemon into a shaker and shake with flair.
Strain into a martini glass.Top with Club Soda.
Garnish with lemon or lavender sprig, and serve.
Cocktail Created by Aviation American Gin
For The :: Bride on the Beach
Sip On The :: Brazilian Caipirinhi
1 2/3 oz Cachaca
1/2 Lime, cut into 4 wedges
2 tsp Crystal or Refined Sugar
Place lime and sugar into an old-fashioned glass and muddle ingredients together.
Fill glass with crushed ice and add the Cachaca.
For The :: Wine Aficionado
Sip On The :: Sangria Flora
1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc or Dry White Wine
1 Cup St-Germain
2 Fresh Peaches
6 Fresh Raspberries
1 Bunch of Fresh Grapes
Stir ingredients in a pitcher or carafe. Soak for approximately 15 minutes.
Serve in an ice-filled glass.
Cocktail created by Epicurious
For The :: Classy Soirée
Sip On The :: Dirty Martini
2 1/2 Shots Gin
1/2 Shot of Brine from Cocktail Olives
1/8 Extra-Dry Vermouth
Shake ingredients with ice in Cocktail Shaker and strain.
Cocktail created by The Food Network