25 Signature Drink Ideas for a Fun Wedding

January 15, 2016

Signature drinks are very popular at weddings these days. It's a great opportunity to have your guests sample a drink that's your favorite and truly reflects your personality!

If you are looking for a drink for your wedding, pick one from the list below and jazz it up by giving it a personalized name.

For a recent destination wedding in Puerto Rico, the bride (last name Medrano) used "Medrosas" for sparkling and refreshing Mimosas as HER signature drink. On the other hand the groom used "Blay" Hawaiian for HIS signature drink!

Give it a more fun phrase to get your guests talking. Frame the His & Hers drinks and put them at the bar for the guests to order. Add a cute paper straw to tie it in with the rest of the wedding decor. How about some personalized napkins? Ask the experts at Mint To Be Events for more fun ideas.

For convenience we categorized the drinks based on their personality!

Cheers!!

 

--  Colorful --

Pinktini

Shake it up and have a great time with this super easy and fun cocktail!

3 oz. Sutter Home White Zinfandel

1 oz. Strawberry vodka

- Shake with ice & strain into a martini glass.

 

Mango Bellini

A variation of the original peach Bellini, with no more than about 100 calories. Make this drink non alcoholic by substituting Sparkling cider/grape juice instead of Prosecco.

2 tbsp mango juice

4 oz prosecco

- Add chilled juice to champagne flute

- Top with chilled prosecco

 

Caribbean Mist

This drink looks so pretty that we'd like to use it as an inspiration for a wedding! 

 

2 oz Mango Rum

1 oz pineapple juice

2 oz soda water

dash of Blue Curacao

sugar for the rim

- First sugar the rim of each glass by dipping the rim in either lemon or lime juice and then into sanding sugar.

- In a shaker with ice; combine the rum, pineapple juice and blue Curacao and shake.

- Pour the mixture into an ice filled glass… then fill the rest of the glass with soda water!

 

Rooh Afza Martini

An exotic rose flavored drink that's sure to be a crowd pleaser! Follow the link to a non alcoholic version of this drink.

 

3 ounces Rooh Afza Lemonade

1.5 ounces Gin

.5 ounces Triple Sec

- Shake with ice & strain into a martini glass.

 

-- Macho --

Whisky Smash

This classic sour drink is accented with an herbal touch of mint. This versatile cocktail pairs well with plenty of appetizers, especially spicy and fried foods.

2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon

4 mint leaves

3/4 lemon

1 part simple syrup

Mint sprig and lemon wheel for garnish

- Muddle all ingredients except Maker’s Mark® Bourbon in a bar glass.

- Add Maker’s Mark® Bourbon and shake with ice.

- Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

- Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lemon wheel.

 

B-52

This one is as bold as it gets! Make sure you take safety precautions when handling fire.

1/2 oz Tia Maria Coffee Liqueur

1/2 oz Baileys Irish Cream

1/2 oz Grand Marnier Orange Flavored Brandy Liqueur

3 drops Dark Overproof Rum

- Add Tia Maria in shot glass and let it settle.

- Slowly and steadily pour baileys original Irish cream on coffee liqueur with the help of back of bar spoon. (To make a perfect layer, make sure that bar spoon is cold and is positioned properly with back side pointing upwards over the serving glass.)

- Pour grand marnier over it in similar way.

- Slowly add 3 drops of dark rum and ignite it with lighter. (If Grand - Marnier is warm then you may skip adding rum).

- Serve with heatproof straw.

 

Rusty Nail

Classy! Only for those who like to take their time to enjoy the bold flavors of Scotch.

2 measures Scotch Whisky

¾ measure Drambuie Liqueur

Lemon zest twist to garnish

- In a mixing glass, add all the ingredients.

- Add plenty of ice and stir.

- Strain into an Old-fashioned glass full of ice.

- Garnish with a lemon zest twist.

 

The Godfather

Name says it all. Definitely not for the faint hearted. Checkout the option at the bottom for Godmothers!

2 oz Scotch Whiskey

1 oz Amaretto Almond Liqueur

Ice Cubes

- Stir all godfather cocktail ingredients with ice and strain into ice filled glass.

Tips and Variations:

Replace scotch with vodka to make much lighter Godmother cocktail.

 

-- Festive --

Jack Frost

Who said winters can't be fun! Add a little mystical sparkle to your event with this fun drink.

 

2 oz pineapple juice
1 oz light rum or vodka, if desired
1 oz blue curacao
1 oz cream of coconut (not coconut milk)
Ice cubes

- Mix together and strain into martini glass.

- Rim the glass with shredded coconut.

 

Peppermint Martini

Relax this holiday season with a sip of this minty fresh martini.

    1½ oz vodka

    1½ oz white crème de cacao

    1 oz peppermint schnapps

    Ice

    2 mini candy canes

- In a shaker, combine the vodka, white crème de cacao, peppermint schnapps and ice. Shake the drink vigorously until well mixed.

- Crush 1 candy cane with a rolling pin or other heavy object between wax paper sheets. Dip rim of chilled martini glass in water and then dip rim into crushed candy.

- Pour drink into glass and garnish with a mini candy cane.

 

Apple Cider Mimosas

Enjoy fall colors and flavors with this elegant twist to cider! Swap the Champaign for Sparkling water/juice to turn this into a non alcoholic one.

Apple Cider

Champagne

Gold and silver sprinkles for rim of glass (optional)

Apple slices for garnish (optional)

- Dip the top of each champagne glass into water and then dip in the sprinkles to coat.

- Pour each champagne glass ½-3/4 full with apple cider.

- Top with champagne

 

Expresso Martini

If there was a 50 shades of Expresso, this drink would be number 1 on the list!

50ml Grey Goose vodka

35ml coffee liqueur

1 shot (25ml) of CRU Light Roast (or other) espresso

Ice

- Pour the vodka, coffee liqueur and espresso into a cocktail shaker. 

- Fill the martini glass with ice to chill and then fill the cocktail shaker with ice as well.

 

-- Refreshing --

Cucumber Delight Cocktail

Fun in the sun! Skip the vodka to turn this into a refreshing mocktail for any outdoor event.

1 ¼ oz. Square One Organic Vodka

¾ oz. Domaine Canton

¾ oz. lemon juice

1 oz. simple syrup

1 oz. sparkling water

2 cantaloupe balls

- Muddle 1 slice of cucumber. Add lemon juice and simple syrup.

- Add vodka, Domaine Canton and ice, cover and shake vigorously. 


- Strain into a double old fashion glass, add ice, and garnish with cucumber slice and cantaloupe.

 

Mint Julep

One of our favorite Juleps! Play around with this drink by adding your favorite produce - Pineapple, orange, mango, Peach. Change up the Mint for Sage, Basil or Rosemary!

10 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish

1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar

Seltzer water

Crushed ice

2 1/2 oz Kentucky bourbon whiskey

- Place the mint leaves in the bottom of an old-fashioned glass and top with the sugar.

- Muddle these together until the leaves begin to break down.

- Add a splash of seltzer water, fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice, and add the bourbon.

- Top with another splash of seltzer, stir, and garnish with a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.
 

Limoncello Raspberry Processo Cooler

Another drink with Prosecco! Again swap the prosecco with any sparkling juice to create a non alcoholic version.

1 (750ml) bottle Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled (recommended: Ruffino Prosecco)

4 oz. limoncello liqueur, chilled (store-bought or homemade)

1 pint fresh raspberries

About 8 sprigs fresh mint

- At least 15 minutes before serving: Chill four wine/cocktail glasses in the freezer or refrigerator. Place raspberries on a plate and freeze.

- Remove chilled glasses, add limoncello (1 oz. each), and top off with Prosecco. Add raspberries and mint leaves.

 

Rhubarb Gimlet

This pretty pink cocktail is perfect for sipping. It's light, fresh and slightly sweet. Perfect for any outdoor event on a bright sunny day!

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

    1 cup water

    1/2 cup sugar

    3/4 cup chopped rhubarb

    Juice of 1/2 lime

Rhubarb Gimlet

    2 fresh mint leaves

    2 ounces gin

    2 ounces Rhubarb Simple Syrup

    1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

- In a medium saucepan, combine water, sugar, rhubarb and lime juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until all of the sugar has dissolved. Strain the syrup and refrigerate for up to one week. Makes about 1 cup.

- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add mint leaves, gin, syrup and lime juice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve with lime.

 

Clementine Margarita

The possibility of flavors for a Margarita are endless. This one seemed to create a perfect backdrop of citrus flavors from the Clementine and limes to balance the tartness of the salted rim and the kick from Tequila. Play around with other flavors to create your very own custom blend of Margarita!

½ cup fresh-squeezed clementine juice (5-6 clementines)

2 tbs lime juice

2 tbs agave nectar (sweeten to taste)

5 ounces good tequila

course sea salt, to rim the glass

lime slice (to rim the glass)

garnish with clementine and lime slices
- Rub a wedge of lime around your glass rim and dip into coarse sea salt

- Combine all ingredients together and mix well. pour over ice. enjoy!

 

-- Spicy --

Shikanji

A very popular Indian summer drink and our only mocktail in the list.

2 cups Water

2 tbsp Lemon Juice

3 tbsp Sugar

1 tsp Cumin Powder

1/2 tsp Black Salt

A pinch Black Pepper Powder (optional)

A few Ice Cubes

Mint leaves for garnish

- Take two cups of water in a bowl.

- Add the lemon juice, sugar, black salt, cumin powder and pepper powder.

- Mix well till the sugar dissolves.

- Adjust the sugar and black salt as per your taste.

- Pour the shikanji into glasses.

- Add ice cubes and garnish with mint leaves.

- Serve immediately.

- You can also chill the Shikanji in the refrigerator.

 

Masala Martini

A martini with a kick! For those who like to take risks.

2 oz. gin

1⁄2 oz. fresh lime juice

1⁄2 oz. simple syrup

1⁄8 tsp. ground cumin

1⁄8 tsp. kosher salt

Lemon slice, for garnish

- Combine gin, lime juice, simple syrup, cumin, and salt in an ice-filled shaker.

- Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass; garnish with lemon slice.

 

Dark & Stormy

A glass filled with ice

6 oz of Ginger Beer (preferably Barritts or Gosling’s)

2 oz of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum

Lime (optional)

- Fill a medium/tall glass halfway with ice.

- Pour six ounces of Ginger Beer.

- Gently pour two ounces of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum so that it floats at the top of the glass.

- Stir so that the drink looks like a storm cloud.

- Sip aggressively, like a storm is coming.

 

-- Classic --

Moscow Mule

Our personal favorite! It's smooth, refreshing and the ginger beer adds a delicate kick to each sip. It's truly a match made in heaven

2 oz vodka

1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

4 oz chilled ginger beer

- Fill a copper Moscow Mule mug with cracked ice, add vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. 

- Stir and garnish with spent lime shell.

 

Sangria

There are so many variations to this popular drink that we thought we'd stick to the original. The traditional Red Wine Sangria. Options are endless - Try your favorite wine. Mix it up with a sparkling one like a Moscato! Add your favorite or a popular local seasonal fruit.

2 bottles chilled dry red wine, like Rioja

1 cup brandy

1 cup orange juice

1/4 cup superfine granulated sugar

2 oranges, cut into thin rounds

2 Meyer lemons, cut into thin rounds

3 Key limes, cut into thin rounds

2 apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks

2 cups cold club soda

- In a large pot or bowl, combine the wine, brandy, orange juice, and sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves.

- Add the orange, lemon, and lime slices, the apples and refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour.

- Remove from the refrigerator and add the soda. Serve in glasses over ice.

 

Nor’easter

This ones from the Bahstonians! We like a little bit of everything to make our drinks wicked fun!

1 ounce maple syrup

1 ounce lime juice, or more to taste

4 ounces bourbon

2 ounces, approximately, cold ginger beer

Lime slice

- Combine syrup, lime juice and bourbon in a small pitcher or cocktail shaker. If possible, let mixture chill in refrigerator or freezer until very cold.

- Pour over ice in a rocks glass and top with ginger beer. Depending on the sweetness of the ginger beer, you may want to add a little more lime juice. Garnish with a lime slice.

 

Vodka/Gin Tonic

A safe go-to drink for the ones know know what they are doing! Or so they think..

1.5 oz Beefeater Gin (or Vodka)

Tonic water

1 Lemon and lime wedge for garnish

Highball glass

- Add the gin to a highball glass and fill with fresh ice.

- Top with tonic water.

- Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into the drink, drop into the glass and stir.

 

Mojito

And we saved the best for last! Let's just leave it that..

12 fresh spearmint leaves
1/2 lime
2 tablespoons simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, cooled) or 4 teaspoons sugar
Ice
1 1/2 ounces light rum (recommended: Bacardi)
Club soda
Lime wedge and mint sprig, for garnish
- In a tall glass, muddle or mash together the mint leaves and lime.

- Add the simple syrup or sugar and fill the glass with ice.

- Add the rum and top with club soda, stir well.

- Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.
 

 

A few other honorary mentions!

- Dry Martini

- Sex on the Beach

- Cosmopolitan

- Bloody Mary

 

Here's a great drinks repository if you are looking for something more specific -http://www.midnightmixologist.com/Wedding-Specialty

 

 

 

 

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