Want to impress your guests? Choose a signature cocktail for your reception! Passed drinks during cocktail hour can be a great way to get the party started, in a very personalized way. The guests will know that this drink was hand-picked (or even created) by the bride and groom! Here are some ideas to get you started, complete with a few favorite recipes.
Check out our Signature Cocktail board on Pinterest for even more ideas. Cheers!
Pink Grapefruit Cocktail
3 1/2 ounces fresh pink grapefruit juice, plus grapefruit wedge for garnish
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce orange liqueur
2 ounces vodka
Shake the grapefruit and lemon juice, orange liqueur, vodka and 1 tablespoon crushed ice in a cocktail shaker. Add a touch more fruit juice or vodka to taste. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with grapefruit. Enjoy!
Lemon Lavender Fizz
2 oz. gin
1 1/2 oz. lavender simple syrup*
¾ oz. lemon juice
Dash of club soda
Garnish with a twist of lemon
Pour gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice into pint glass and stir. Top with club soda, garnish with lemon, and serve.
*To make the lavender simple syrup:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 ½ tbsp dried lavender buds
Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan with lavender until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, then set to the side to cool. Strain out the lavender and refrigerate. Yields one cup.
1 cup cucumber vodka
1 cup tonic water
1/2 cup cucumber juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves; cool)
Handful fresh mint leaves
Ice cubes, for serving
Divide the ingredients in half, add each half to a cocktail shaker and shake to combine. Pour over rocks glasses filled with ice and serve.