Unique Wedding Signature Cocktails

Here are some ideas for unique wedding signature drinks that you and your wedding guests will love.

By Lisa Wong Macabasco

Unique Wedding Signature Cocktails
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  • Make it personal and create signature drink cocktails that reflect you and your partner in some way. Draw on local ingredients and flavors to make it memorable.
  • Signature wedding drink cocktails that have a base of Prosecco or Champagne are easy to drink and sure to please, especially for a summer wedding.
  • Add a simple, sweet twist to your go-to signature drink to make it more unique. Fresh fruit, special garnishes, and unique glasses can amp up your special signature wedding cocktails.

Keep your guests refreshed and in a festive mood with a signature wedding cocktail that delights the palate.

Signature drinks are a small, sweet special way to personalize the cocktail hour following the ceremony. Plus, they’re a great way to incorporate liquor into the party without offering an open bar, and they may help avoid a long line, to boot. Here are some ideas for unique signature cocktails to serve at your wedding.

Put Your Personal Spin on It

Consider incorporating small details that reflect you and your partner when deciding on a signature cocktail recipe—for example, flavors or ingredients from where you met, where you grew up, or where your families are from, or things that you’re both fans of: think travel destinations, foods, movies, or books. You could even use your first date as inspiration for the signature wedding drink.

Keep It Local

Remind guests why your location is so special by taking advantage of local ingredients or flavors. Perhaps there’s a special spirit the area is known for (whiskey or bourbon in the southern U.S., for example) or a local distillery everyone loves. California is renowned for its fruits and vegetables—be sure to utilize some in your signature cocktail.

Share the Love

If you like it, it’s highly likely your guests will as well. Whether it’s your go-to Moscow mule at a bar or an unforgettable drink that blew your mind, find a way to recreate it.

Unique Wedding Signature Cocktails

Fresh Fruit Slushy:

It’s a boozy take on the favorite childhood summer treat, made of fruit juice like orange juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, etc.), simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, crushed ice, and your liquor of choice, garnished with fresh fruit.

Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco:

A refreshing fizzy summer wedding drink that goes down easy, with prosecco, limoncello, raspberries, and mint sprigs.

Champagne Cocktail Punch:

Just add sorbet to Champagne, sparkling wine, or prosecco, and top with fresh fruit like a lime slice. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Bourbon Sweet Tea:

Perfect for Southern weddings.

Rosemary Greyhound:

It’s refreshing, sweet, and savory, with a citrusy kick from grapefruit juice.

Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade:

A cocktail that screams summer, with blackberry syrup, lemonade, whiskey, and something bubbly.

Berry or Watermelon Mojitos:

Put a fruity spin on this easy-to-drink cocktail by adding some fresh fruit.

Prosecco Spritzer:

Muddle lime juice, cucumber, and basil, and add to Prosecco for a refreshing bubbly cocktail that’s not too sweet.

Spiked Apple Cider, Mulled Wine, or Hot Toddies:

Perfect for warming up winter weddings.

Sparkling Hibiscus:

Add hibiscus syrup to prosecco, and place a flower in the glass for a picture-worthy finish.

Mint Julep:

Put a twist on a classic with flavored simple syrup, flowers, and/or berries.

Lavender Champagne:

Put a sprig of lavender into a glass of Champagne (or sparkling wine) to infuse it with a subtle floral flavor, perfect for spring weddings.

Pink Mimosas:

Add some pink to the party by swapping in grapefruit or blood orange juice.

Mini Rum and Cokes:

Served in mini Coke glass bottles with decorative straws.

Lavender French 75:

Take the classic cocktail with gin, lemon, and Champagne, and infuse it with lavender.

Custom Margaritas:

Margaritas connote relaxation and are easy to adapt and infuse with any number of flavors and ingredients.

Remember: When wedding planning, signature cocktails set the mood. They’re a creative—and delicious—way to share a little bit of your personality and preferences with guests. The best part is you don’t have to pick only one. If you and your partner have differing tastes in cocktails, you can both have one on the menu. Adding a mocktail to the menu is considerate, especially if you have a lot of guests under 21 attending. And don’t forget to give your signature cocktails a fun name (cheesy is okay too!).

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