Signature Cocktail Drinks to Serve at Your Wedding

23rd April 2017

Wedding catering packages often include menus that can be customized according to the betrothed couple’s wants and needs. This could also include alcoholic drinks that, let’s face it, plenty of people are looking forward to almost as much as the wedding. But we digress!
There are a number of cocktail drinks that you can serve on your big day. If you’re curious about what goes in which signature cocktail, read on to help you make the best choice.

Classic Pimm’s Cup

Ingredients:
Pimm’s No. 1
Sparkling lemonade or lemon-lime soda
Strawberries, cucumber, mint, oranges
Ice

Steps:
Mix one part of Pimm’s No. 1 liquor with three parts of chilled lemonade
Add mint, cucumber, orange, and strawberry
Add ice
Serve immediately

Tangerini

Ingredients:
1 oz. tangerine schnapps
1 oz. vodka
Tangerine juice
Orange or tangerine peel

Steps:
Shake and strain 1 oz. of tangerine schnapps, 1 oz. of vodka, and tangerine juice in a martini glass
Garnish with orange or tangerine peel
Serve immediately

Honeydew Ginger Gin Fizz

Ingredients:
2 parts gin or vodka
1-part fresh honeydew juice
1-part yuzu juice or fresh lemon juice
1-part iced green tea
1-part ginger beer
Ample amount of mint
Slices of candied or crystallized ginger

Steps (for green tea):
Start by brewing the green tea
After brewing, chill the green tea for a few minutes
Pour all the liquid ingredients into an ice-filled shaker
Tear mint leaves into 6 per portion on top
Shake briskly for at least 2 minutes until the mint is pulverized and the cocktail should foam lightly
Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass
Garnish with candied or crystallized ginger slices and mint leaves
Serve immediately

Steps (for honeydew juice):
Puree the honeydew and strain through a mesh
Pour all the liquid ingredients into an ice-filled shaker
Tear mint leaves into 6 per portion on top
Shake briskly for at least 2 minutes until the mint is pulverized and the cocktail should foam lightly
Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass
Garnish with candied or crystallized ginger slices and mint leaves
Serve immediately

Earl Gray MarTEAni

Ingredients:
Beefeater London Dry Gin
Dubonnet
Pomegranate juice
Lemonade
Angostura bitters

Steps:
Mix 2 parts of Beefeater London Dry Gin, 1 part of Dubonnet, 1 part of pomegranate juice, and 2 parts of fresh lemonade
Add Angostura bitters
Garnish with lemon and lime, mint sprigs, and pomegranate seeds
Put it into a large punch bowl
Chill the mixture by putting lots of regular ice cubes or fruit cubes
Serve immediately

Spiked Chocolate Milkshakes

Ingredients:
8 oz. dark rum
6 scoops of chocolate ice cream
6 oz. Kahlua
10 oz. club soda
Coffee beans and shaved bittersweet chocolate

Steps:
In a blender, add the 6 scoops of chocolate ice cream
Add the dark rum, Kahlua, and club soda
Blend slowly
Pour the milkshakes into the mixture
Garnish with espresso beans and shaved chocolate
Transfer the final mixture into a high ball glasses or shooters
Serve immediately

Appletini

Ingredients:
2.5 oz. sour apple liqueur
2 oz. vodka
Sour mix and triple sec
Apple wedge

Steps:
Shake and strain the sour apple liqueur, vodka, sour mix, and triple sec
Add the apple wedge for garnish
Serve immediately

Sex on the Beach

Ingredients:
2 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. orange juice
1 ½ oz. vodka
¾ oz. peach schnapps
½ oz. crème de cassis
½ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Orange slice, 1 maraschino cherry
Cocktail umbrella

Steps:
Shake the cranberry juice, orange juice, vodka, peach schnapps, crème de cassis, and fresh squeezed lemon juice
Add ice into the mixture
Put the slice of orange and cherry on the cocktail umbrella
Serve immediately

 

Did you find what you’re looking for? Serve any of these signature cocktail drinks at your wedding day and you are sure to have a fun and memorable celebration. For guests who don’t drink alcohol (or if you’d like to keep all your guest sober, which is fine too), there are mocktails that you can also choose from to be served on your big night. Cheers!

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