Planning a wedding is no simple undertaking – there’s drinks, catering, table dressings, suits and dresses to think about, venues, and more. A good cocktail is something that will really help to set the scene and make the day feel extra – celebratory. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular wedding cocktail options for different themes.
Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco
Prosecco is one of those must-have drinks for any party, and this raspberry cocktail is super-refreshing and ideal for a summer drink. Mix prosecco, frozen raspberries and limoncello together, and add a few sprigs of mint for a finishing touch.
This signature cocktail is easy to make. Just mix agave tequila with simpl syrup and lime juice. Garnish with mint and cucumber. This is an accessible drink that works well year-round. You can even make a non-alcoholic version of it with Seedlip Garden instead of tequila.
The St Louis Bellini
This is a dry champagne based coctail that is a cost-effective way of holding a champagne toast – mix ginger vodka, elderflower liquor, sauvignon blanc and champagne for a refreshing, sparkling drink.
Strawberry Gold Rush
If you know whisky lovers, treat them to this strong whiskey cocktail. It’s fruity and light, tastes great, and will please most cocktail lovers. Just mix fresh lemon juice, honey syrup, and bourbon and add 2-3 strawberries per drink.
This is an old favourite, and a perfect party drink. It’s nice for tropical themed wedding parties, for the summer, or even as a winter drink if you want your guests to forget that it’s cold outside.
Mix lime juice and simple syrup. Add a shot of white rum, and then top with a pineapple wedge.
Other Drink Trends
If you want to offer something for those who are lighter drinkers, try making a mildly alcoholic punch, or offering fruit juices and alcohol free craft beers. You don’t have to limit yourself to cocktails.
Most people will enjoy one or two cocktails, then move on to something else for the rest of the evening – wine, beer, or soft drinks, as they dance and party. Make sure that you have something simple and light on the taste buds so that people can enjoy the wedding cake in all its glory.
It’s hard to know what everyone will enjoy, and when you’re trying to work out a drinks budget fitting something in for everyone is certainly a challenge – but remember that you can always offer a few drinks for free but have a cash bar after a certain time. This will ensure that you stay within budget and your guests are still well looked after. People won’t remember the drinks, they’ll remember grandpa’s silly dancing and the best man’s crazy speech! The rest is just dressing on what will hopefully be one of the most special nights of your life, and a celebration that starts the rest of your life on a good footing.