Signature wedding drinks are one of the best ways to personalize a wedding menu, especially for those who are thinking of throwing a destination wedding ceremony. To help you decide the best signature wedding drinks to try, we have asked several wedding planners across the country in regard with what kinds of fruity concoctions are the most popular ones.
For instance, if your guests are into margaritas, then we do advise that you try a version of Texas grapefruit instead of lime.
Without further ado, here are some of the best wedding drinks that you should consider:
1. The Lindbergh
For grooms who are obsessed with rye, then mixing lemon and maraschino liqueur would be perfect. This will allow you to create a spicy, tart, and sweet concoction.
In a cocktail shaker, just combine 1 1/2 ounce of rye, 1 ounce of simple syrup, an ounce of lemon juice, and shake well. Then, pour the mixture into a sophisticated glass filled with ice. Top with 1/2 ounce of maraschino liqueur.
2. The Silver Lining
You can garnish a traditional festive vodka cocktail with an edible silver leaf. This will add an extra sparkle that your guests will definitely enjoy.
Just fill a cocktail shaker with ice, 1 1/2 ounce of vodka, 1/2 ounce Benedictine, 1 ounce Cointreau, 1 ounce blood orange puree, and 1/2 ounce lemon juice. Cover the mixture and shake well until it gets cold. After that, strain into a chilled martini glass and top with edible silver leaf.
3. Maple Manhattan
For those who are a fan of old-fashioned cocktails, then we do suggest that you try this classic Manhattan Maple Syrup with a twist. The touch of sweetness makes this wedding drink truly remarkable.
To do this, just combine 2 1/2 ounce of bourbon, 1/2 ounce maple syrup, a dash of sweet vermouth, and lots of ice. Then, strain and pour into several glasses and top with maraschino cherry.
4. Greenhouse Tonic
Who would have thought that cucumbers and herbs can actually create a very refreshing drink that’s perfect for an outdoor wedding?
In a mason jar, or any container of your choice, muddle a handful of dill, 4 cucumber slices, 3 basil leaves with a teaspoon of lemon simple syrup and 2 ounces of gin. Then add 4 ice cubes as well as tonic water to taste. This should be garnished with cucumber slices.
5. Redbird Shandy
For couples who love beer, then the shandy is something you should definitely try. So, instead of combining beer and lemonade, try using blood-orange juice instead.
Combine 4 ounces of cold wheat IPA beer together with 4 ounces of blood orange juice. Then, pour into a pitcher filled with ice. Garnish with lemon and serve.
6. Creole French
Champagne is usually present in weddings and it’s a drink that shows sophistication. So, why not customized it with a French 75 and orange bitters?
Place a raw sugar cube in a flute then add 2 dashes of orange bitters. Then, fill a cocktail shaker with ice, 2 ounces of gin, and an ounce of lemon juice. Shake well until cold, and carefully strain into the flute. Top the concoction with champagne and that’s it.
There you have it. These are just some of the signature wedding drinks that you should try.