Best signature drinks for weddings
I am excited to feature this epic list of signature drinks for summer weddings.
Summer is right around the corner although the temperatures lately have been on the higher side.
That just predicts how hot summer will be this year.
I don’t know about you, but when it starts getting hot, I like to hit up a patio and enjoy a nice refreshing cocktail.
I am sure your wedding guests would appreciate the same.
With that in mind, you need to prepare yourself and ensure that your wedding serves the best signature drinks during cocktail hour to help quench your thirsty guests.
This list is packed with amazing wedding drink ideas that your guests will love.
So if you are in need of a few great signature cocktail ideas for a summer wedding, grab your wedding journal and scribble some of these ideas right on there.
The journal is perfect for those that enjoy doodling, taking notes or just want the flexibility to write down things easily.
Once you grab it, you can make a list of easy signature drinks for your wedding that you would like to make, taste and pass on to your caterer or bar service vendor.
Some of my favourites are the Sangria with Watermelon and Pineapple, the Passion Fruit Martini, the Blueberry Whiskey Smash and the Skinny Strawberry Lemonade Mojito.
These are just to name a few.
Trust us when we say we rounded up some of the best signature drink ideas for summer weddings below.
What are wedding signature cocktails?
Basically, a signature cocktail is a special drink that you come with that is served at your wedding.
Instead of paying for a full bar, you can opt to pay for these signature drinks which you can negotiate rates with the venue.
You can choose to off this only during cocktail hour or though out the night.
But you are responsible for only paying for the signature wedding drink.
The clients can pay for everything else they choose that is not the signature drink.
Signature wedding cocktails can be a great way to add more of your personality to the wedding.
How do you pick a wedding signature drink?
Choosing your wedding signature drink shouldn’t be difficult and neither should it take time.
We completely understand how stressful weddings are so this one task shouldn’t add to your already busy wedding planning step.
You can pick your cocktail from our list of signature drinks for summer weddings below.
But basically, when choosing your signature drink for your wedding, keep this in mind:
- Make sure the cocktail is easy and quick to make
- The cocktail drink needs to be something you enjoy drinking
- Keep the season in mind (if it’s hot – chose a refreshing light drink)
- Don’t make it too strong that guests will quickly get drunk on
- Consider doing his and her cocktails
These are good guidelines to follow especially if you are having a summer wedding.
What is a good signature cocktail for a wedding?
I suggest going with wedding signature drink ideas that are bright in colours and have fresh fruit flavours.
These are usually perfect for summer weddings.
One of my favourite ways to put plan a unique wedding reception is to add your personal touch to it as a couple.
This simply means coming up with your own his and her cocktail ideas.
You can come up with two bride signature cocktails and two groom signature drinks.
To keep it even more simple, just have one of each.
Today I will be looking at:
Some easy wedding cocktails that anyone can make
The best signature drinks for summer weddings
A few his and hers wedding drinks
And so much more.
Summers are typically hot and with this post, you can scan and find a few easy wedding cocktails you can have your wedding bartender make for your guests.
So what are good wedding signature drinks?
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35 Wedding Signature Drink Ideas
If you are looking for easy signature drinks for weddings, look no further than this list.
I made sure to future on the best refreshing drinks so you can pick a few to serve at your wedding.
Copy These Wedding Reception Cocktails Today:
1. Pink Rosé Sangria
If you are looking for refreshing pink cocktails for weddings then this is it.
This pink rosé sangria is the perfect refreshing cocktail for summer!
Made with rosé wine, vodka, and berries it has the prettiest pale pink colour!
This sangria already serves a crowd but can be easily doubled (or even tripled)!
This coctaol is perfect for any occasion, such as:
- Summer weddings
- Summer cookout
- Pool party
- Bridal shower
- Baby shower
- Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day) party
- Or just lounging around the house!
2. Limoncello Spritz
Summer weddings can be so hot and it is important to quench that thirst with a refreshing beverage.
This limoncello spritz is such a fresh, bright and sunny cocktail made with only four ingredients.
Made with limoncello, sparkling wine, a splash of sparkling water and a squeeze of lemon juice, you’ve got yourself a lightly boozy, sipping cocktail that’s citrusy sweet and refreshing.
3. Sparkling Rosé French 75
With its dainty pink hue, this sparkling rosé French 75 makes a lovely signature cocktail for weddings.
It’s perfectly light and refreshing with a bubbly finish.
I am always getting asked to feature pink cocktail recipes, so I had to have this one on the post.
For those looking for unique pink signature drinks for summer weddings this year, look no further than this.
4. Lavender Bees Knees Gin Cocktail
The name says it all!
Lavender bee’s knees gin cocktail is a honey lavender lemon cocktail, and it’s the perfect, smooth way to get your buzzzzzz.
Honey, lavender syrup, lemon juice and gin come together in this bright, tart, sweet spring and summer cocktail.
5. Lavender Martini Wedding Cocktail Drink
A Lavender Martini Cocktail just in time for spring or summer!
Lavender represents grace, elegance, refinement, and luxury.
If you hosting an elegant wedding, this cocktail is a must.
Floral with a vibrant purple hue, this cocktail will wow your wedding guests every single time.
It’s made with an easy homemade lavender syrup, lemon juice, gin and some bubbly.
Swap out the liquor for any clear spirit you like!
6. Paper Plane Wedding Cocktail
The Paper Plane Cocktail is my top 3 favourite cocktail recipe so if you’re a bourbon lover, this is for you!
It’s bright, refreshing and perfect for the warmer months!
I especially love the paper airplane garnish that’s typically added.
You will find different paper plane cocktail variations but this one is the most refreshing one.
7. Refreshing Summer Sangria Wedding Cocktail
This easy and refreshing summer sangria with watermelon and pineapple is a fun twist on sangria that utilizes fresh summer produce.
Once you try out this yummy cocktail, you will be completely hooked.
It is extremely refreshing, light and perfect for any summer wedding.
This summer sangria with watermelon and pineapple is made with white wine – and not just any white wine.
Check out the full recipe right on What The Fork food blog.
8. Sour Patch watermelon Vodka Slush
This is easily one of the best signature drinks for summer weddings.
We are talking about slush.
Each sip of this lip-smacking cocktail is filled with vodka, tangy lemonade, Sour Patch watermelons, and more.
These are quick to blend together and taste incredible.
If you are a fan of watermelon, then you will love this amazing cocktail recipe –Sour Patch Watermelon Vodka Slush.
9. Summer Champagne Punch Cocktail
The next time you’re ready to celebrate, try dressing up your plain cocktail with one simple ingredient…sorbet!
This easy champagne punch cocktail is a beautiful drink that’s perfect for any occasion.
This easy wedding cocktail is made with only two ingredients, a pretty garnish and a few minutes of your time.
It is that simple.
And when it comes to wedding planning, we love simple.
10. Passion Fruit Wedding Martini
The Queen of summer cocktails, our passion fruit martini is the perfect wedding cocktail.
Bursting full of refreshing passion fruit flavour, you’re going to love this extremely delicious passion fruit wedding martini!
When you want to impress your wedding guests, this is the cocktail to make.
It’s sweet, yet tart, and so refreshingly drinkable.
11. Elderflower Grapefruit Gin and Tonic
Elderflower Grapefruit Gin and Tonic is a combination of sweet grapefruit juice, fragrant rosemary, and elderflower liqueur added to the classic gin and tonic resulting in a refreshing and beautiful year-round cocktail.
If you love Gin and tonic, you will enjoy this cocktail mix.
It has a flowery taste which makes it one of the best summer wedding signature drinks.
12. Chambord and Champagne Cocktail with Raspberry Syrup
Those looking for the best signature drinks for summer weddings with champagne need to try this recipe out.
It’s actually a cocktail for any occasion.
This Chambord and Champagne Cocktail with Raspberry Syrup is the perfect drink for New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, or any other evening you want to make special with a glass of champagne or prosecco.
Champagne and prosecco are usually considered to be classy drinks.
If you are having an elegant wedding, you should look at serving this drink for your cocktail hour.
I also love the colour.
The raspberry liqueur (Chambord) and the homemade raspberry syrup give its beautiful pink colour.
One of the best signature drinks for summer weddings is the mimosa.
Who doesn’t love a good mimosa?
This twist on the classic mimosa is light, refreshing and perfect for your summer celebration.
With only a few ingredients, this is a drink that is easy to make for a crowd.
Because it has only a few ingredients, it makes it one of the most popular wedding cocktails this year.
14. Orange Blossom Cocktail
This Orange Blossom Cocktail is made with Campari, reposado tequila, and homemade orange blossom syrup with vanilla and almond extract.
It has the perfect balance of sweet and bitter flavours!
It’s not overly strong or sweet so it makes for a great summer afternoon cocktail!
15. St. Germain Elderflower Margarita!
We already shared a popular wedding cocktail with Elderflower, the Elderflower Grapefruit Gin and Tonic.
But if you love margaritas and want to change things up, try this St. Germain Elderflower Margarita!
It uses Elderflower liqueur instead of the classic Cointreau which makes it light, floral, and very elegant.
Perfect for spring and summer weddings!
16. Cucumber Cocktail with Vodka and Lemonade
I love cucumber for all its natural health benefits.
So when I came across this popular wedding cocktail, I knew I had to share it with my couples.
This Cucumber Cocktail with Vodka and lemonade is the best drink to cool off with!
Low in sugar & super tasty-the perfect cucumber cocktail!
Enjoy a cucumber vodka drink that requires only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!
17. Strawberry Lime Popsicle Spritzer
Are you looking for a simple cute mocktail to serve at your wedding for cocktail hour?
Be sure to try out this incredibly refreshing drink.
This Strawberry Lime Popsicle Spritzer recipe is the perfect strawberry lime mocktail or strawberry lime vodka cocktail for your afternoon refreshment!
It only has only three simple ingredients which in our books makes it one of the best signature drinks for summer weddings.
18. Vodka and Blueberry Cocktails
For those that asked for a blue wedding cocktail idea, this is for you.
Beautiful blueberries are a great way to serve a drink that isn’t just tasty but also gorgeous!
This delicious Vodka and Blueberry Cocktails are made with an easy blueberry simple syrup, vodka, and sparkling water.
For a summer wedding, make sure you use plenty of ice for this recipe.
19. New York Sour
This New York Sour recipe is perfect for fans of sour cocktails!
The cocktail is as beautiful as it is delicious, trust us.
It is a cross between a Whiskey Sour and a glass of red wine, this unexpected mixed drink offers the best of both worlds.
It’s made with Sour Mix, whiskey, a twist of orange, and a layer of red wine that floats on top!
20. Blueberry Whiskey Smash Cocktail
This Blueberry Whiskey Smash Cocktail is a delicious craft drink recipe for happy hour at your wedding or event!
It’s made with muddled lemon and mint, blueberry simple syrup, bourbon whiskey, a splash of club soda, and served over ice.
If you love classic whiskey cocktails, you have to try this Whiskey Smash, a modern update on a classic cocktail.
21. Grapefruit Mezcalini Cocktail Recipe
This simple Mezcalini recipe infuses grapefruit and basil with the complex and smoky flavours of espadín mezcal.
The result is a sophisticated drink with perfectly balanced layers of flavour.
Mezcal is a type of distilled Mexican alcohol that can be made from over 30 varieties of agave — the most common being espadín.
Be prepared to be blown away by this delicious cocktail.
If you never had the pleasure of making this delicious grapefruit Mezcalini cocktail recipe, today is your day.
Couples looking for signature drink ideas for a summer wedding must absolutely give this cocktail a go.
22. Spiked Agua Fresca
This Spiked Agua Fresca recipe is the perfect way to quench your thirst and unwind this summer.
Made with fresh watermelon, lime juice, mint and rum, this is likely to become your favourite cocktail.
If you are looking for good wedding signature drinks, this could be the one.
23. Easy Pretty in Pink Punch Recipe
This rum-based cocktail is the perfect punch for a bridal shower or bachelorette party.
With pink lemonade and Strawberry Daiquiri mix, this wedding cocktail definitely lives up to its name!
Trust us when we say this pink punch is going to win over a crowd.
It’s definitely sweet and refreshing.
24. The Kir Royale Wedding Signature Drink
The Kir Royale is a delicious way to elevate your champagne game!
Light and refreshing, this delicious cocktail is a summertime classic.
I love that it’s a beautiful pale pink colour which makes it delightful at a bridal, wedding or baby shower.
25. Blueberry Lavender Wedding Cocktail
If you are looking for unique signature drinks for a wedding, you might want to give this summer cocktail a try.
A sparkly summer cocktail with elderflower liqueur, blueberry lavender syrup and prosecco, this delightful cocktail is beautifully romantic and perfect for a summer wedding!
It’s one of the best blue signature drinks for weddings due to its unique flowery taste.
If you have never tasted the Blueberry Lavender cocktail, be sure to try it out now.
26. Skinny Strawberry Lemonade Mojito
Lemon, lime, mint, and strawberries?
What’s not to love about that combination? If you having a bridal shower, an outdoor wedding this summer or an engagement party, consider making this amazing cocktail.
This skinny strawberry lemonade mojito is fizzy, slightly sweet, and the perfect, easy-to-make cocktail for sunny days.
27. Raspberry Twist Signature Wedding Cocktail
Let your wedding guest enjoy your backyard wedding with this raspberry twist summer cocktail!
It’s a fun and tasty beverage which has just the right amount of sweetness and tartness.
This raspberry twist is fruity, fresh and fizzy; the perfect drink for summer!
It’s served in a champagne glass with a beautiful lemon twist garnish.
28. Peach Bellini Summer Cocktail
If you are in need of some signature drink ideas for summer weddings, you have to try out this delicious Peach Bellini recipe today.
I thank one of my brides for introducing me to Bellinis.
They are so yummy.
This is our top recommended and favourite summer cocktail – the Peach Bellini.
It’s our go-to summer drink recipe whenever we’re hosting a small party such as a beautiful summer wedding.
It can be prepared in advance and served as the guests arrive.
29. Signature Kentucky Mule Wedding Cocktail
Couples looking for easy signature drinks for weddings must try the Kentucky Mule.
Based on the Moscow Mule, the Kentucky Mule blends Bourbon, lime juice and ginger for a refreshing and flavorful cocktail.
The Kentucky Mule is a quick and easy drink which is ideal for big wedding parties.
Cocktails represent some of the most popular drinks at weddings.
That is because they tend to be delicious and easy to make.
And remember, easy drinks to make for weddings typically require only two or three ingredients and that’s why I love this Kentucky Mule recipe.
30. Aperol Spritz Cocktails
Looking for unique wedding reception cocktails?
Try Aperol Spritz!
Aperol spritz is all the rage in summer in Europe, and it’s now hitting the US, too!
A simple one-two-three recipe makes the perfect cocktail for any summer celebration!
31. Raspberry Hibiscus Cocktail
Let me start by saying I love Hibiscus.
I have Hibiscus tea that I try to drink every other night.
It’s so good and has amazing health benefits.
This Raspberry Hibiscus wedding reception cocktail combines floral and fruity flavours for a refreshing and delicious spring or summer drink.
Garnished with fresh fruit and thyme, it tastes like a drink from a 5-star restaurant or hotel.
So why not have it for your wedding?
If you are looking for some pink cocktails for your wedding, this is it.
32. Tequila Sunrise
Summer wedding cocktails are popular right now obviously because it’s summer.
And I wouldn’t feel complete without featuring the Tequila sunrise wedding cocktail on our list.
Did you know that a Tequila Sunrise recipe is a cinch to make at home?!
Practice your classic cocktail-making skills with this tasty cocktail!
Get ready for upcoming glorious days at the beach, the barbecue, and any other pre-wedding activities you might have planned.
33. Paloma Signature Cocktail Drink
Super easy to make, a Paloma drink tastes bright, refreshing, and tangy!
Paloma cocktail drinks can be made with just a few ingredients and are greatly enjoyed all year round.
So if you are in need of a quick summer wedding cocktail drink, give this one a try.
All you need is a splash of tequila and some grapefruit soda for this traditional drink.
As I mentioned, Paloma’s are sweet with a little tang.
They are absolutely perfect for backyard BBQ weddings or bridal party events!
34. Tequila and Lime Juice Summer Cocktail Mix
Keep things simple yet delicious with this Tequila and Lime juice.
It’s honestly of the best signature drink ideas for summer weddings!
Weddings can be stressful, so having something that is stress-free like this cocktail is awesome.
This delicious cocktail is a low-calorie drink that incorporates mint to leave anyone feeling refreshed.
Definitely embrace it as a party drink which is perfect for fun weddings.
35. Grapefruit Polama Tonic
If you are looking for the best signature cocktails for your summer wedding, then here is another Polama cocktail for you.
This refreshing Grapefruit Paloma Tonic is a tasty update to a traditional Paloma with the addition of grapefruit tonic!
It is absolutely perfect summer cocktail!
36. Basil Gimlet Cocktail
This summer’s signature cocktail has got to be the Gimlet Cocktail.
So if you are in search of the best summer wedding cocktails, be sure to give this gimlet a try.
This bright, crisp Basil Gimlet Cocktail is perfect to celebrate your big day!
The refreshing flavour is perfect for an outdoor event.
37. Lavender Lemon Drop Cocktail
This Lavender Lemon Drop Cocktail is a beautiful and flavorful drink made with fresh lemon juice and lavender syrup.
This vodka cocktail is perfect for parties, brunch, or happy hour!
Easy summer wedding cocktails have to be refreshing and easy to make.
And this cocktail is just that.
It’s served straight up (no ice) and best when it’s super cold which is great for those summer warm airs.
It’s an easy wedding cocktail in my books.
38. Signature Homemade Wedding Margaritas
Are you DIYing your wedding or having a backyard wedding?
Make sure you offer your wedding guests this tasty homemade margarita.
There is nothing that says PARTY more than homemade Margaritas!
Made with freshly squeezed lime and orange juice, this is the smoothest and tastiest margarita recipe ever.
These are our most recommended signature drinks for summer weddings
If you are hosting a summer wedding, your signature cocktail drink will be playing double duty.
It will be a fun extension of your big day’s theme and menu, but also an especially important way to help everyone rehydrate during the heat.
I don’t know about you, but a nice refreshing beverage during summer is always a winner.
I hope you enjoyed this epic list of wedding reception signature cocktail ideas for the perfect summer wedding.
Wedding signature cocktail names
If you do decide to feature signature cocktail drinks for your wedding, it’s a really cool idea if you name them something unique.
This way your guests can just let the bartender what they want when they place the order.
Coming up with some cute wedding cocktail names can be hard.
It will really depend on which drinks you decide to feature and the ingredients used.
Your wedding theme can also be incorporated when planning out your wedding signature drinks names.
Here are a few wedding drink names that we love:
- Drunken Sailor
- Bloody Marry Me
- Call me old fashioned
- Pretty-in-Pink Mimosa
- Minty fresh
- Bloody Shirley Temple
- Lavender Collins Cocktail
- Main-Squeeze Margarita
- Candy Corn Martini
- The Beyhive
- Love Potion
- Altar-ed State
Coming up with personalized signature wedding drink names is really cool.
You can also use a wedding drink name generator to come up with some cute signature wedding drink names.
And you absolutely do not want to forget any of these cute wedding day signs for your bar.
What are good wedding signature drinks you have come across in the past?
We hope you enjoyed our epic list of wedding signature drink ideas!
Which of these was your favourite?
We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Tell us what your best summer wedding signature cocktails are.
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