10 Easy Wedding Cocktails

Choose a Signature Drink for Your Big Day

Planning a wedding involves a series of parties, showers, and receptions. One way to make any of these events extra special is to add a signature cocktail or two to the menu.

Signature Cocktail or Drink Menu

Many great cocktail recipes can make an excellent addition to your wedding plans. Choose one to become the signature drink for the reception or shower and give your guests a taste of something special. It may feature your favorite flavors or liquor, match your wedding colors, or simply sound tasty.

Another way to incorporate the drinks of your choice into the wedding reception is to create a cocktail menu. Choose a few of your favorites and display a list on the bar; the bride may have a favorite vodka martini while the groom chooses a whiskey cocktail, for example. It allows your guests to pick when and what they want to drink while passing along your personal style.

Booze-free Options, Too!

Don't forget about the nonalcoholic drinks. You likely have nondrinkers and kids on the guest list. Choose a sparkling drink or mix up a booze-free punch to ensure that all of your guests have a great time.

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    Blushing Bride

    Blushing Bride Cocktail

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    A wedding would not be complete​ without a Champagne toast to the happy couple. The blushing bride is an extremely easy cocktail to share with a large or small group. It also looks fabulous. The recipe features peach schnapps and grenadine, and the hint of fruit is a lovely way to dress up sparkling wine.

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    Baby Bellini

    Baby Bellini Nonalcoholic Cocktail

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    Style, elegance, and none of the alcohol, the baby Bellini is an excellent no-proof cocktail for weddings and showers. It is effortless to mix up because it requires just two ingredients: peach nectar and sparkling cider. It can easily supply an entire wedding reception with a gorgeous bubbly drink.

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    Diamond Martini

    Diamond Martini Cocktail

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    From the engagement party to the time the wedding bells ring, the diamond martini is a perfect fit for any of your nuptial celebrations. By chilling the ingredients and the glasses, this recipe transforms the standard vodka martini into a cocktail as crisp and sparkling as a perfectly cut diamond.

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    Tuxedo Cocktail

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    The swanky and classic tuxedo cocktail is a perfect choice for the occasion. Enjoy it on your last night as a bachelor or share it with on your wedding night. This gin martini, with a hint of maraschino and anise liqueurs, delivers a new depth of flavor to a familiar favorite.

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    The Something Blue

    Something Blue Sparkling Wine Cocktail

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    According to the old saying, every bride needs "something blue" for her wedding day. This spectacular cocktail will take care of that. The simple white wine, Hpnotiq, and ginger ale drink is easy to make and is sure to make an elegant addition for any of your wedding festivities.

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    Wedding Cake

    Wedding Cake
    Creamy, flavorful and blended, take your Wedding Cake in a glass. It's delightful and a rare instance of a gin smoothie.

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    You can have your cake and drink it, too! There are a few variations of the wedding cake cocktail, and all replicate the delicious flavors of a Hawaiian wedding cake and require pineapple juice. The most popular recipe is a creamy blended mix of gin, amaretto, orange, and pineapple. Another adds sweet chocolate liqueur to the shaker, or you can go with a fun vanilla vodka martini.

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    Berry Bliss Punch

    Midori Berry Bliss Punch

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    Add a brilliant pop of color to the reception with the berry bliss punch. It's a simple recipe that's adaptable for large or small affairs. Midori gives it the green hue, and the vanilla and raspberry vodkas and pineapple juice accent the liqueur's melon flavor wonderfully. Add soda for sparkle and adorn it with fresh berries for a show-stopping drink.

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    Cinderella Cocktail Recipe

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    Enjoy a refreshing mix of tropical fruits in the delightful Cinderella recipe. This nonalcoholic drink offers quick service by the glass or pitcher because it requires equal parts of lemon, orange, and pineapple juices. Add grenadine to sweeten up the tart mix, and ginger ale to give it a lovely sparkle everyone will enjoy.

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    Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria

    Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria

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    When you want to amaze shower guests with a stunning summer punch, mix up the strawberry rhubarb sangria. It takes a little prep work to make the rhubarb syrup, but it's not difficult and is worth your time. The two fruits are a perfect pairing and come together spectacularly when mixed with white wine, vodka, and elderflower liqueur.

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    Manhattan Love Story

    Tuthilltown Spirits' Manhattan Love Story Cocktail Recipe
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    Whiskey drinkers are sure to appreciate the fascinating array of flavors in the Manhattan love story. The recipe builds on the classic Manhattan's style with sake, ginger liqueur, and Peychaud Bitters. Perfect for a couple's shower or bachelor party, the marriage of flavors is a beautiful tribute to a couple's love.