Bottoms Up! Top 10 Signature Cocktail Recipes for Your Wedding Reception
Whatever the season, and whatever your poison, a signature cocktail is a great way to showcase your creativity and give your guests a fun option at the bar. You’ve been planning your decor down to the last detail, so why should drinks be an exception? Your signature cocktail is an expression of you and your wedding, so have some fun with it! The options, and puns, are endless.
From the classic champagne toast to martinis with rock candy garnishes, we’ve compiled the most inspired cocktails dreamt up by Marrygrams brides. So break out your muddler and let your inner mixologist shine! And don't forget to order your custom bar signage right here once you've chosen the perfect concoction for your big day!
The Mimosa Bar
An easy, do-it-yourself option, the mimosa bar is sure to be a crowd pleaser for your wedding day brunch!
Assorted Fruit: We recommend a medley of berries.
Fill flute with ⅔ full with champagne.
Fill almost to the rim with orange juice.
Garnish with berries.
The Lovely Bubbly and The Classic Manhattan
Classic His and Hers cocktails like the Manhattan and a Cranberry St. Germain add an air of sophistication to any reception hall.
The Lovely Bubbly
2 ounces dry champagne
1 ounce St. Germaine
1 ounce white cranberry juice
Splash of lime juice
Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
Add all ingredients and shake vigorously.
Strain and garnish with a lime wedge to serve.
The Classic Manhattan
2 parts whiskey
1 part sweet vermouth
1 to 2 dashes bitters
Place ice in a cocktail shaker. Add the whiskey, vermouth and bitters. Rub the orange peel around the rim of a cocktail glass. Strain and serve neat.
The Blushing Bride and The Marry Me Margarita
A pair of simple cocktails take on a new persona with bridal inspired names.
The Blushing Bride
Pour champagne into gold sugar rimmed flutes.
The Marry Me Margarita
1 part tequila
1 part triple sec
1 part lime juice
Combine ingredients in ice filled cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into glasses and serve on the rocks.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Godfather
Give your signature cocktail a personal twist with names and ingredients inspired by favorite books or movies of the bride and groom.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
1/2 ounce gin
1 ounce St. Germaine
Pour gin and St. Germain into a champagne flute. Top with Prosecco and splash of lemon juice.
Combine equal parts whiskey and amaretto. Serve on the rocks.
The Frenchy and The Gentlemen’s Swag
An oldie, but a goodie! You can’t go wrong with these classic wedding cocktails.
1 ½ ounces pear vodka
3 ounces pineapple juice
1 ounce cranberry juice
Add all ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and serve in chilled glasses. Garnish with sliced pears.
The Gentlemen’s Swag
1 part Hennessy
2 parts Coke
Serve in chilled glasses on the rocks. Garnish with orange wedges.
Of course, half the fun of a signature cocktail is the chance to serve something completely unique to you and your fiance. Take your inspiration to a mixologist and have them create a drink that your guests will be talking about long after the reception.
Whether you are offering a full selection of libations or a one drink per guest maximum, a signature cocktail is the perfect way to make sure all of your guests are ‘toast’ ready! And don’t forget to share your day of photographs with the #marrygrams on Instagram!