There are endless possibilities for mixing drink ingredients at weddings and parties. An experienced bar tender will be one of your greatest assets on your event as good drinks make people happy and, therefore, your party a pleasurable success. Make sure you discuss your options and what ingredients you prefer to be available at the bar before hand. Below we have chosen three wedding cocktail recipes to kickstart your choice process for your day.

Three Wedding Cocktail Recipes   

1- Sangria Flora 
Three Wedding Cocktail Recipes
Courtesy of The Knot

What You Need

  • 1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc or dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup St. Germain
  • 2 fresh peaches
  • 5-6 fresh strawberries
  • 6 fresh raspberries
  • 1 small bunch of fresh white grapes

How to Make It

  • Stir ingredients in a pitcher or carafe.
  • Allow fruit to soak in mixture for 15 minutes– or longer if desired.
  • Serve in an ice-filled glass.
  • Garnish with micro marigolds.


2- Summer Watermelon Refresher 
Three Wedding Cocktail Recipes
Courtesy of Style Me Pretty

What You Need

  • 1 1/2 ounces Hanger One vodka
  • 1/2 ounce basil-ginger syrup
  • 3 ounces watermelon-strawberry juice
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice

How to Make It

  • For the watermelon-strawberry juice, blend equal amounts (by weight) of watermelon and strawberries. Strain the juice through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher or large measuring cup and refrigerate until needed.
  • For the Basil-Ginger Simple Syrup, you’ll need 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 two-inch piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced, Handful of fresh basil.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the water and sugar over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the ginger and basil, and immediately remove from heat, allowing it to steep until cool. Strain the syrup into a jar through a fine-mesh strainer and refrigerate. Yields approximately one cup of syrup, and will keep refrigerated for two to three weeks.
  • Add all ingredients to an ice filled shaker glass.
  • Shake and strain over fresh ice in a festive glass.
  • Garnish with a specialty straw and serve!


3- Port of Call   
Three Wedding Cocktail Recipes
Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

What You Need

  • 1 oz Gin

  • 1 oz Ruby port
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz cinnamon bark syrup
  • Tablespoon cranberry preserves

How to Make It

  • Shake & strain over crushed ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with raspberry, blackberry, and mint sprig.




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