The Best Signature Wedding Cocktails for Every Season

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The Best Signature Wedding Cocktails for Every Season

Personalize your big day, down to the last drop!

 

When you're planning a wedding, you look for any opportunity to put a personal touch. If all weddings were the same, we'd get bored really quickly. One of the best places to make the wedding feel like you is with the alcohol. Serve drinks that you like and that have meaning for you, or drinks that fit the wedding theme you chose! If you're planning to keep the alcohol simple - say, mostly beer and wine - but want to spice it up a little with some signature cocktails that fit your wedding theme, we've got some fun seasonal options!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

SUMMER       
                   
Let's start with the hottest season - when we think summer weddings, we think beachy destinations, bright colors, heat, and FUN. Keep it cool with these cocktail options!                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                       
peach nectar ginger beer
1.5 oz Handcrafted Peach Vodka
3.5 oz Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini in Mango
Sliced fresh peaches
Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice and sliced peaches and stir.
Recipe from Brooklyn Crafted                                                                                                                      
blueberry ginger mule                                       
 

1 oz Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
1 oz Deep Eddy Straight Vodka
2 oz blueberry cordial*
Goya Ginger Beer
Directions: Combine all ingredients with in a copper mug filled with crushed ice.
1 lb. frozen blueberries
Zest and juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1⁄4 cup white vinegar
Directions: Combine all ingredients in saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and blueberries burst. Cool and strain.
Recipe from Deep Eddy Vodka 

 

   Charred Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita  

elle talk

 

1 Medium Jalapeño
2.5 ounces Pineapple Juice
1.5 ounces Silver Tequila
0.5 ounce Lime Juice
0.5 ounce Cointreau or any orange-flavoured liqueur
0/25 ounce Agave or Simple Syrup
Into a shaker add in one of the charred jalapeño halves, lime juice, and agave. Muddle together until well combined and fragrant. Add into the shake pineapple juice, tequila, cointreau, and ice to the fill line. Shake for 15 shakes. Strain into a salted rimmed rocks glass filled with ice. 
Recipe by Elle Talk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
 
lavender lemon gin and tonic wedding cocktail                                                                              
Just add freshly squeezed lemon juice (around half a lemon per glass should do it), fill up with soda water (the quinine in tonic is a little too bitter for this one) and garnish with a sprig of fresh, washed lavender.
Recipe from These Four Walls    
                                                                                                                                                                                                              
SPRING   
                   
Spring and summer weddings can be similar in look and feel. When we think spring, we think pastels, flowers, bunnies, rain, etc. Spring cocktails are softer summer cocktails, basically.                   
                                                                 
The Spring Buzz Cocktail

spring buzz cocktails

 

1.5 cups water
1 bag Aloha Sleep tea
2 teaspoons honey
2 oz. whiskey
0.5 oz. St. Germain
squeeze of lemon juice
edible flowers and lemon wedge, for garnish (optional)
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Steep 1 bag Aloha Sleep tea for 5 minutes, then remove tea bag and stir in honey. Allow to cool completely. In a rocks glass over ice, stir in 1 ounce whiskey and 1⁄4 ounce St. Germain. Pour in 2⁄3 cup tea and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice. Top with edible flowers and lemon wedge, if desired. Repeat with second glass.
Recipe from Broma Bakery. 

 

Rosemary Greyhound

rosemary greyhound cocktail

2 oz. vodka
0.5 oz. rosemary simple syrup
4 oz. grapefruit juice
sprig of rosemary for garnish
In tall glass filled with ice combine the vodka, rosemary simple syrup and grapefruit juice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary. To make the syrup:
2 cups of water
2 cups of sugar
6 sprigs of rosemary
In a small sauce pan over medium low heat, dissolve the sugar into the water for about 5 minutes. Do not let the mixture boil or crystals will form. In a heat safe container, pour the warm sugar water mixture over the rosemary sprigs and let it steep for at least 1 hour. The rosemary simple syrup will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 10 days.
Recipe from Tastes Lovely

 

Blackberry Paloma

blackberry paloma spring wedding cocktail

 

1.5 oz. tequila
0.5 oz. grapefruit juice
0.5 oz. lime juice
blackberry soda, to top
1 Tbsp. salt (rim)
Rim a rocks glass with salt. Combine tequila, grapefruit juice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and combine ingredients. Strain into your glass over fresh ice. Top with blackberry soda. Give everything a quick stir, garnish with blackberries and and edible flower, and enjoy!
Recipe from The Crumbly Kitchen

 

Mint Julep

mint julep spring wedding cocktail

 

Place mint leaves and Mint Simple Syrup in a chilled julep cup. Gently press leaves against cup with back of spoon to release flavors. Pack cup tightly with crushed ice; pour bourbon over ice. Insert straw, place mint sprig directly next to straw, and serve immediately. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. 
Recipe from MyRecipes

 

 FALL       

Autumn is a beautiful time for weddings no matter what state you live in. Think moody hues and warm, bold, decadent flavors!

 

The Great Maple Pumpkin

 great maple pumpkin fall cocktail

 

1 1⁄2 parts Sugar Island Spiced Rum
1 part Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1⁄2 part maple syrup
1 Egg White
1 parts Pedro Ximénez Sherry
1 Spoonful Pumpkin Puree
1 part Cream (or half and half)
Combine all ingredients and dry shake, add ice and shake again; strain in a lowball and garnish with pumpkin spice!
Recipe from Sugar Island Spiced Rum

 

Apple Cider Mimosas

 apple cider mimosas fall wedding cocktails

1/2 cup Apple Cider
1/4 cup Champagne
gold and silver sprinkles for rim of glass optional
apple slices for garnish optional
Dip the top of each champagne glass into water and then dip in the sprinkles to coat. Pour each champagne glass 1/2-3/4 full with apple cider. Top with champagne. 
Recipe from The Cookie Rookie

 

Pomegranate Crush & Swizzle

crush and swizzle cocktail

1 1⁄2 oz. pomegranate juice
1 oz. white rum
1⁄4 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. prosecco
Combine juice, rum, and syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a champagne glass filled with crushed ice; top with prosecco. Garnish glasses with pomegranate seeds for an extra pop! 
Recipe from Saveur

Manzanita

manzanita fall wedding cocktail

1.5 oz reposado tequila
.5 oz Mezcal
1oz lime juice
.5 oz cinnamon syrup
1 oz apple shrub
Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice. Pour into a cocktail glass.
Recipe from Town and Country Magazine

 

WINTER

When we think winter weddings we think cold, elegant, sentimental, and cheerful; you want a drink that represents the beauty of the season and the excitement that the holidays bring! 

 

 Frost Bite

frost bite winter wedding cocktail

1 cup hot coffee
1 splash vodka
1 splash Kahlua
1 splash Godiva liqueur
1 splash heavy cream
Combine all ingredients in a glass and top with whipped cream.
Recipe from BrideBox 

 

Coco Snowball

coco snowball winter wedding cocktail

2 ounces Stolichnaya Vanilla
2 ounces Malibu rum
2 ounces Coco Lopez
¼ ounce Blue Curacao
Shake well and pour into a martini glass. Rim glass with honey and fresh shredded coconut.
Recipe from The Breakers

 

Gingerbread Martini

Gingerbread Martini

3 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 vodka
3 oz. Irish cream liqueur
2 Tbsp. gingerbread syrup (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 oz. cream
Garnish: Whipped cream and crushed gingerbread cookies
In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, Irish Cream, gingerbread syrup, vanilla extract, and cream. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with whipped cream and crushed gingerbread cookies. 
Recipe from Brides

 

Spiced Red Wine Sangria

spiced red wine sangria

1 bottle spiced red wine, such as Witches Brew from Leelanau Cellars
3/4 cup brandy
1 cup apple cider
1 cup diced apple slices
Empty the bottle of spiced red wine into a large pitcher. Slowly add the brandy, then the apple cider. Stir, then add the diced apples to the mixture. Let the mixture sit overnight to intensify in flavor before serving.
Recipe from TheKnot

 

 

What seasonal drinks do you love? Are there any you think should be on the list? Tell us in the comments! And don't forget to get seasonal robes for your bridesmaids - we have colors and patterns to match every month of the year! Shop now at Kadlee.com

 

 

 

 

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