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Signature Wedding Cocktails For Every Season – by Total Beverage



No matter where your nuptials are happening - indoors or outdoors,  on a mountainside or in an elegant reception hall - you'll want to keep your guests refreshed with a signature cocktail that perfectly compliments the atmosphere, and also tastes amazing. Your signature cocktail(s) can set the tone of your wedding just as much as the location, music, decor and food.

Our friends at Total Beverage have put together a list of some delicious cocktail recipes to go with every type of wedding, whether your goal is simple and traditional, rustic or glitz-and-glam.


Summer Weddings



Classic Aperol Spritz

You can't go wrong with this refreshing, bubbly cocktail for a summer wedding. Equal parts bitter and sweet, the popular cocktail tastes like an Italian summer with only four ingredients. 

1.5 oz Aperol

3 oz Prosecco

.75 oz Club soda

Orange slide for garnish


Raspberry Mojito


Raspberry Mojito

This winning cocktail beats the heat of summer with a combination of rum, refreshing mint and raspberry for a deliciously sweet taste and an eye-pleasing presentation.

5 Raspberries

5 Mint leaves

.5 oz Simple syrup

.5 oz Lime juice

1 oz White rum

1 oz Raspberry rum

2 oz Club soda



Rosemary Greyhound

Sweet yet savory, this elegant cocktail is pretty in pink thanks to a bit of citrusy grapefruit. Bonus: there are only four ingredients.

2 oz Vodka

.5 oz Rosemary simple syrup

4 oz Grapefruit juice

Rosemary sprigs for garnish



Tom Collins

This light and refreshing classic cocktail is simple, easy to make and is sure to cool off your guests on a hot summer day.

1.5 oz Vodka

1 oz Lemon juice

.5 oz Simple syrup

Splash club soda

Orange slice to garnish

Maraschino cherry to garnish




Apples & Bourbon

Rich, fall flavored and comforting, this cozy cocktail is guarantee to impress your guests.

1.75 parts Makers Mark Bourbon

.5 part Aperol

.5 part Lemon juice

.5 part Thyme honey

1 dash Maple bitters

Thyme sprig and apple slice to garnish



Pear Collins

This tasty fall cocktail has simple ingredients, is light and refreshing and brings out the flavors of fall. 

2 oz Gin or Vodka

2 oz Pear puree

Splash Club soda

Thyme to garnish



Classic Dirty Martini

Classic and elegant, this savory cocktail is a go-to sipper for a momentous occasion.

2.5 oz Vodka or Gin

.5 oz Dry vermouth

.5 oz Olive brine

2 Green olives to garnish



Pumpkin White Russian

Nothing says Fall like pumpkin-flavored everything. This decadent cocktail is the perfect after-dinner drink and is sure to make a big, bold impression on your big day.

2.5 oz Pumpkin flavored vodka

1 oz Kahlua

Splash Heavy cream

Pumpkin pie spice to garnish




Cranberry Champagne Punch

Raise your glass and toast with this simple, elegant champagne cocktail, a perfect compliment to your winter wedding.

2 bottles Champagne

15 oz Cranberry juice

12 oz Sweetened lime juice

Fresh cranberries

2 Limes

Fresh rosemary sprigs to garnish



Mexican Hot Chocolate

Warm up your guests with this adult-version of Mexican Hot Chocolate. Yum.

1 oz Tequila

1 cup Milk

1 tbsp Granulated sugar

Pinch Cinnamon

Pinch Salt

Pinch Cayenne pepper

Marshmallows or Whip Cream to garnish



Holiday Peppermint Cocktail

Raise your glass and toast with this simple, elegant champagne cocktail, a perfect compliment to your winter wedding.

2 oz Candy cane vodka

2 oz Cream de cacao

1 oz Vanilla simple syrup

.5 oz heavy cream

1 Candy cane to garnish

Sparkling sugar rim



Raspberry Martini

Classy, tasty and beautiful, this wintery cocktail is refreshing yet comforting.

1.5 oz Raspberry vodka

1 part Lemon juice

1 part Triple sec

6 Fresh raspberries

Mint sprig to garnish




Mint Julep

Classic, elegant and tasteful, this is the perfect signature cocktail for a rustic wedding.

2 oz Bourbon

1.5 tsp Powdered sugar

1 oz Fresh mint leaves


Twist of orange to garnish



Grapefruit, Thyme & Elderflower Spritz

This spritz is citrusy, light and refreshing and has an elegant, delicate presentation.

 1.5 oz Vodka

1 Grapefruit

1 tsp Elderflower cordial

Splash Club soda

Thyme to garnish



Pomegranate-Orange Fizz

This bubbly libation features pomegranate, orange and Prosecco and is both refreshing and easy on the eyes.

2 oz Pomegranate juice

1 oz Orange liqueur

4 oz Prosecco

Pomegranate seeds

Orange slices to garnish

Thyme to garnish

Sugar rim



French 47

Light and effervescent, this signature cocktail is a sweet sipper and super classy. 

2 oz London dry gin

1 tsp Superfine sugar

.5 oz Lemon juice

 5 oz Brut champagne

Lemon twist to garnish


Many thanks to our friends at Total Beverage for this blog! For more information, please visit them here.

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