If there's anything we know about wedding planning, it's that every detail counts. Often, the more personal the details of a wedding, the better, which is why the trend in the last year for signature wedding cocktails makes total sense.
Not everyone is a fan of champagne so feeling pressured to do a champagne or prosecco reception just doesn't make sense for some couples. Champagne may be a classic, but you may as well serve something you're going to love as well! Got totally different taste in tipples to your partner? A lot of couples opt for his and hers signature cocktails, one chosen by the bride and one by the groom. Guests get to choose which they'd like, adding some fun to the reception drinks.
Whether you want to serve a signature wedding cocktail that reflects your unique style, or a thirst-quencher that complements your wedding colours, we've picked nine of our favourite wedding cocktail recipes from around the internet to get you inspired. They may also be super pretty - but that's just a side bonus to them tasting delish! Cheers!
Frozen avocado cocktail
Tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, avocado, tabasco, salt, chili pepper and a heap of ice - a fun take on a margarita.
Cucumber Pimm’s cup
Cucumber, orange, lemon juice, gin, Pimm's, simple syrup and ginger ale - perfectly light and fruity for a spring or summer wedding.
Grapefruit, ginger and lemongrass sake
Chopped lemongrass, ginger root, blonde cane sugar, meyer lemon juice, pink grapefruit juice, and dry sake - a little bit harder to source, but look how beautiful it looks!
Strawberry Chamomile Paloma
Grapefruit juice, chamomile honey syrup, tequila, strawberries, sparkling water and ice - we're not typically ones to recommend water in your cocktails but we'll make an exception when it looks this good.
Rainbow Sour Cocktail
Gin, lemon juice, rose grenadine, egg whites, Angostura bitters and edible flowers - a rainbow cocktail without any of the artificial colourings usually involved.
Citron vodka, white cranberry juice, cointreau, and lime juice - a perfect winter-ready take on its more summer sister.
Frozen Pisco Sours
Pisco, sugar, lime juice, lime zest, egg white and ice - a slushy style pisco we can get on board with!
Pink Champagne Sangria
Water, sugar, mint, ruby red grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, pink moscato, and sliced grapefruit - dresses up a simple glass of champagne in a fun way.
Fig, vanilla bean and gin cocktail
Gin, fig and vanilla bean syrup, orange bitters, and tonic - offers guests a G&T with a twist.