One way to make your wedding guests ooh and ahh at your wedding is to serve fantastic drinks. While many couples may have a special favorite drink in mind or will have their bartender or caterer come up with something unique, you may want to come up with something yourself. These four tasty recipes are all great options that can fit into different situations for your guests to enjoy.
Your Signature Drink
Lots of couples will choose a signature drink for their wedding or a pair of drinks for the happy couple. Frequently couples will choose their favorite drink, but if you’re feeling a little lost, this Homemade Whiskey Lemonade from Cooks With Cocktails is a great choice that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser! The special part of this recipe comes from the homemade lemonade sweetened with honey! Making this cocktail is simple: you just need to add the lemonade to your favorite whiskey, although the lemonade is special enough to enjoy on it’s own!
Sangria is a refreshing crowd pleaser and the mix of fruit juices plus fresh fruit can help you reduce the amount of alcohol being served if you are concerned about overindulgence. This tasty recipe from Fed + Fit is as quick and easy to customize as it is sweet! This refreshing Pineapple Sangria is a fantastic choice, especially for a summer wedding. White wine and pineapple juice forms the basis for this sangria and you can mix in other fruit juices like lemon juice or peach nectar to suit your tastes! Don’t forget about ginger beer or club soda to make the drink fizzy! This sangria is a great recipe to put into a large drink dispenser so guests may serve themselves, if that is the right method for your guests.
A Great Mocktail
While you may love serving interesting, inventive cocktails, one of the best things you can do to be a great host is to remember that not everyone who attends your wedding will be consuming alcohol. A great mocktail is a fantastic way to make sure that no one feels left out of experiencing the fun surprises of your wedding. This Peach Melba Cooler recipe from Chow Hound is so good that even guests who enjoy alcohol may want to try it! The peach and raspberry flavors of this drink are sweet and refreshing and the drink itself is a lovely color that could fit into your wedding day aesthetic goals!
An Easy Pitcher Cocktail
Are you doing a true DIY wedding and not utilizing a bartender, with a friend designated to keep an eye on the punch bowl? A great way to handle this situation is to serve pitcher cocktails that can be made in large batches and portioned out to your guests. Here is an easy pitcher cocktail from The Live In Kitchen that could be served in large drink dispensers and topped up as the evening goes on. This recipe is for a Mint Mojito which is sure to be a crowd favorite! This recipe is simple and the majority of it can be made ahead, with rum and club soda being added when you are ready to serve the drink!