Signature cocktails have been a huge hit on the wedding scene for quite some time, and we can definitely see why! These delectable indulgences often incorporate the couple’s cultures, favorite ingredients, or even the wedding color palette, making for a great way to show off their personalities. We love all of the different concoctions that our couples come up with! We know that it can be difficult to find the perfect drink, so we’ve rounded up not only some fantastic liquid eye-candy, but a few recipes (at the bottom) to get you started as well!
1 oz Peach Schnapps
1 oz Grenadine
4 oz Champagne
1 Sprig Fragrant Lavender
Pour the Schnapps and grenadine into the bottom of a champagne flute.
Pour chilled champagne into the glass.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh lavender
Sparkling Ginger Mint Julep
6 ounces ginger beer
2 ounces bourbon
8 mint leaves
Muddle the ginger beer, 3 mint sprigs and bourbon together in a glass until the mint has released its flavor
Fill the glass with crushed ice, then garnish with remaining mint sprig
(Optional: If you do not like the remaining muddled mint leaves, you can strain the julep before add in the ice and garnish mint sprig.)
1.5 oz. bourbon
0.5 oz. simple syrup
2 blackberries muddled
3 mint leaves muddled plus a small sprig for garnish
splash of lemon juice (about 1 tablespoon)
Muddle simple syrup, blackberries, and mint in a shaker.
Add bourbon and lemon juice to the mixture.
Add ice and shake until cold and strain over ice
2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 to 1 oz simple syrup
1.5 oz of Pimm’s No. 1
Club soda, sparkling soda water or plain seltzer water
Garnishes: Cucumber spear or slices, mint, lemon, orange and strawberries
Combine lemon juice and simple syrup to make lemonade (start with 4 to 1 ratio and increase to half of each if sweeter is desired)
Fill a tall glass with ice; add Pimm’s and lemonade and top off with soda; stir to mix
Garnish with cucumbers, citrus and strawberries
Strawberry Basil Moscow Mule
5 fresh strawberries
5 fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 ounces vodka
juice from 1/2 fresh lime
Muddle strawberries and basil with a splash of the ginger beer & lime juice.
Add vodka, give a quick stir.
Top with plenty of ice & ginger beer.
Garnish with strawberries & basil.
Lemon and Rosemary Bourbon Sour
3 sprigs of rosemary
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce rosemary simple syrup
ice cubes, for shaking and serving
sprigs of rosemary, for garnish (optional)
Place rosemary on cutting board and gently hit sprigs with back of knife to release their flavor and aroma
Transfer rosemary to small pot; stir in sugar and water. Cook over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes or until sugar is dissolved
Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes
Transfer to jar or container and refrigerate until completely cool
In cocktail shaker, combine bourbon, lemon juice, Rosemary Simple Syrup and ice; shake well
Serve over additional ice, garnished with rosemary sprig, if desired
Blackberry and Meyer Lemon Gin and Tonics
20 fresh mint leaves
2 Meyer lemons (can sub. regular lemons)
1/4 cup simple syrup
12 ounces good quality gin
Set out four high ball glasses.
Place 3 blackberries, 5 mint leaves, juice of ½ lemon, and 1 tablespoon simple syrup in each glass and muddle together.
Fill each glass with ice, followed by 3 ounces of gin. Top off each drink with tonic water, stir and serve.
Bottoms up! Be sure to check back this weekend to see a gallery full of all of our favorite signature cocktails from our amazing real weddings! Looking for more ideas? Be sure to check out our wedding inspiration galleries.