Having an unforgettable destination wedding statement also means choosing the best signature cocktails in seasonal flavors. So we’ve put together a few cocktail recipes that will add a delightful touch to the party.
Of a much sweeter disposition than its’ minty companion, the Vanilla Mojito displays a smooth elegance that your guests can enjoy as the evening winds down into a blissfully warm night.
Recipe: Fill a highball glass with ice, then place 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, 2 tablespoons of vanilla infused rum and 2 tablespoons of vanilla simple syrup into a cocktail shaker and mix. Pour over ice and top with champagne, then garnish with a vanilla bean.
Lemongrass Ginger Martini
Give your guests a taste of vitality. The lemongrass tea included in this cocktail will compliment any environment while the tang of ginger boosts energy and awareness.
Recipe: Place 1.5 ounces lemongrass tea, 1.5 ounces lime vodka, .75 ounces fresh lemon juice, .75 ounces of simple syrup, .5 ounces of vanilla vodka and 1 teaspoon peeled, diced ginger into a cocktail shaker. Then strain into a glass and place a piece of candied ginger, speared on a cocktail pick, across the rim.
Sitting innocently in the palm of your hand, one would never guess from its appearance that this cocktail carries a seriously spicy flare.
Recipe: Combine 1.5 ounces of black pepper simple syrup, 1.5 ounces of vodka and 3 ounces of fresh grapefruit juice to give your guests something with a kick.
Cucumber Gin Cooler
This fun twist on the classic gin and tonic provides a substantially cooling effect that will be perfect to imbibe in any climate.
Recipe: Mix 8 ounces of gin, 8 tablespoons fresh lime juice and half a cup of thinly sliced, scrubbed cucumber in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 1-2 minutes and evenly divide over ice into four glasses. Then garnish each drink with a lime wedge and serve.
A creative and a refreshing flavor perfect for any sunny location, the pitaya plus cocktail will give your guests a sweet and pleasant experience while providing a fun, colorful accent.
Recipe: Place thawed and sliced pitaya, 3 ounces tequila, 2 ounces fresh orange juice and a squeeze of lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Mix to your liking and then transfer to glass, garnishing with fresh mint for a final flourish.
Classic Pimm’s Cup
A delicious confection of fruit and bubbles that leaves a definite note of freshness in its wake, the classic Pimm’s Cup will be the perfect drink to accent a perfect night.
Recipe: Take 1 part Pimm’s No.1 to every 3 parts of sparkling lemonade and garnish with strawberries, mint leaves, oranges, and cucumbers.
Enjoy the feeling of being gently washed up on a tropical beach. Every aspect of this cocktail gives the drinker a total experience of luxury and relaxation.
Recipe: To mix, take 1-ounce tangerine vodka, 1-ounce tangerine schnapps, and tangerine juice and place them in a cocktail shaker. Shake, then serve with ice and garnish with a curled tangerine peel.
Royal Wedding Punch
This cocktail is served best in a large punch bowl where it can be accessed freely by those looking to enjoy an elegant beverage designed to bring to mind wild British celebrations.
Recipe: Combine 2 parts Beefeater London Dry Gin, 1 part Dubonnet, 1 part pomegranate juice and 2 parts fresh lemonade in a large punch bowl, then add Angostura bitters to taste. Garnish the drink with slices of lemon and lime as well as pomegranate seeds and keep it well chilled with ice. For a single cocktail, serve with ice and garnish accordingly.
Spiked Chocolate Milkshakes
This treat will pleasurably compliment the ideal wedding cake and give your guests a scrumptious, cold thrill.
Recipe: To create a batch of milkshakes, combine 6 ounces of Kahlua, 6 ounces dark rum, 6 tablespoons malt powder, 6 scoops of chocolate ice cream and 12 ounces shaved, bittersweet chocolate in a blender until frothy. Divide into six different glasses and top off with 2 ounces of seltzer. Garnish with coffee beans and additional malt powder.
The White Cosmopolitan
This drink gives off an air of elegance even before consumed. Pleasurably tickling the taste buds with a beautiful combination of cranberry and lime, it goes down smoothly with a fine edge.
Recipe: Mix 2 parts vodka, 1 part St. Germain, 3/4 part white cranberry juice and 1/2 part lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Sparkling champagne brings the proper celebratory feel to any occasion. Accompanied by a delightful coloring and a wonderful berry taste, The French Love cocktail illuminates the occasion with bubbles and commemorates it with style.
Recipe: Combine 8 blackberries muddled with sugar with 1.2 ounces of vodka, 1.2 ounces of Chambord, 1.2 ounces of crème de Peche, 1 ounce of cranberry juice and 1 ounce of apricot nectar inside of a cocktail shaker. Strain the mixture into a glass of ice and garnish with a cocktail pick of blackberries.