5 Signature Cocktails To Get Your Wedding Guests in the Party MoodWritten by David MasifonPosted on 03 02, 2018
Hopefully, we only get married once in our lifetime. Even if we choose to renew vows, that first one will always have a special place in our heart and we don’t ever want to look back at it and feel like there’s something we could’ve done better. Our choice of drinks for the big day is one of those things we must get right, and luckily there are cocktails made specifically for weddings!
Your guests will have a blast and it can’t hurt to help them have even more fun with refreshing liquid courage. These cooling, flavourful cocktails are all you need to have your guests hitting the bar and dancefloor as you’d want them to.
- Coconut Margarita
- Dark and Stormy
- Rum Orange Swizzle
- Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade
- Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco
1. Coconut Margarita
The creamy take on margarita is perfect for your wedding partly because it gives a beachside feel to it. If you want your guests feeling relaxed and in the mood for fun whether your wedding is beachside or not, coconut margarita will do.
- 3 oz. lite coconut milk
- 3 oz. tequila blanco
- 1 1/2 oz. triple sec
- 8 oz. coconut water
- Fresh lime wedge
How to Make the Coconut Margarita
- Pour in the coconut milk, tequila blanco, triple sec and coconut water in a shaker.
- Pour into cocktail glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with lime wedge.
2. Dark & Stormy
The popular rum and ginger beer mixer is as gorgeous to look at as it is to drink. It is a beautifully layered drink with a sharp bite of Ginger Beer blended with a moody wash of tropical dark rum. Dark and Stormy gets a leg up with a sugar rim and lime garnish.
The cocktail is trademarked by Gosling’s, so is made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum.
- 2 oz. Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
- 4 oz. ginger beer
- Lime wedge
How to Make the Dark & Stormy Cocktail
- Fill a highball glass with ice.
- Pour in the Ginger Beer.
- Pour in the Dark Rum over the back of a spoon to help keep the darker layer floating on top.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.
3. Rum Orange Swizzle
Made with rum, and stirred with fresh squeezed orange juice, a sugar cube, maraschino liquor, and bitters, this cocktail is refreshing, tasty and punchy. Rum Orange Swizzle will lighten moods and help with your wedding’s cheer.
- 2 oz. white rum
- 1 oz. orange juice, fresh squeezed and strained
- 1 raw sugar cane cube
- 1/2 oz. maraschino liqueur
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- Crushed ice
- Orange wedge and maraschino cherry for serving
How to Make the Rum Orange Swizzle Cocktail
- Add rum, orange juice, sugar cube and maraschino liqueur to your Collins glass.
- Stir with a bar spoon until sugar cube is dissolved.
- Fill glass with crushed ice and ‘swizzle’ using a swizzle stick or bar spoon until cocktail is fully mixed and glass is frosty.
- Garnish with orange wedge and maraschino cherry.
4. Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade
Nothing says wedding like the taste of a blackberry and whiskey lemonade cocktail. It’s a sweet whiskey cocktail with a hint of earthiness from fresh rosemary. Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade can be served made-to-order, or with large pitchers on hand for quick pouring.
- 12 oz. fresh blackberries
- ½ cup sugar
- 7.5 oz. whiskey
- 7.5 oz. lemon juice
- 1 large rosemary sprig
- 6 oz. blackberry simple syrup
How to Make the Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade Cocktail
- Put the blackberries and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until blackberries have softened and you have a thick syrup.
- Strain syrup through a mesh sieve to separate any seeds or lumps from the syrup.
- Let syrup cool on the counter for roughly 20 minutes before you make the drinks.
- Pour all ingredients in a large shaker and add a handful or two of ice cubes.
- Shake to mix and chill drink.
- Pour over ice into glasses.
5. Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco
With this fizzy sipper your guest can cool down on the hot day, and be ready to party when the time comes. All your bartender needs for this cocktail: prosecco, limoncello, frozen raspberries and some refreshing sprigs of mint.
- 3 cups prosecco, chilled
- 1 cup limoncello liqueur, chilled
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 6 sprigs fresh mint
How to Make the Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco Cocktail
- In a large pitcher, whisk together your prosecco and limoncello.
- Serve over raspberries, garnished with mint, if preferred.