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Refreshing Specialty Cocktail Recipes for a Summer Wedding in the South

Signature cocktails are a great way to set the tone for the evening while making guests feel instantly welcomed to your reception or cocktail hour!  Try some of these light, refreshing drink recipes for your summer or outdoor wedding.  

 

1.  Kentucky Mule

     2 oz. Bourbon

     4 oz. Ginger Beer

     Juice of 1/2 Fresh Lime

     Lime Wedge for Garnish

     Spring of Mint for Garnish

     Tip:  For an even more refreshing cocktail, use frozen watermelon cubes instead of ice!

 

2.  Lavender Lemonade Martini

     2 oz. Vodka

     2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

     2 oz. Water

     1/4 c. Sugar

     3 sprigs Culinary Lavender

     1 sprig Lavender for Garnish

     1 slice Lemon for Garnish

 

3.  Sparkling White Peach Sangria

     (serves a pitcher)

     1 bottle Champagne

     750 ml bottle Pinot Grigio

     1 c. Peach Schnapps

     1 c. Simple Syrup

     Optional: Blueberries/Raspberries/Sliced Strawberries

     TIP: For a less boozy option, substitute peach/berry flavored sparkling water      

     for champagne and use a full sized bottle of Pinot Grigio

 

4.  Elderbubble

     1 oz. Vodka

     3 oz. Prosecco

     Splash of Elderflower Liquor

     Cucumber Slice for Garnish

     Sprig of Mint for Garnish

 

5.  Pink Grapefruit Margarita

     2 oz. Tequila

     2 oz. Orange Liquor

     2 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice

     Juice from 1/2 Fresh Lime

     Grapefruit Wedge for Garnish

     Rock Sea Salt to Rim Glass

 

6.  Blackberry Basil Mojito

     1.75 oz. White Rum

     1 Tbsp Cane Sugar

     3 Ripe Blackberries

     6 - 7 Basil Leaves

     1/4 c. Soda Water

     1 c. Crushed Ice

 

7.  Coconut Gin and Tonic

     2 oz. Gin

     2 oz. Coconut Water

     2 oz. Tonic

     Juice from 1/2 Fresh Lime

     Sprig of Mint or Basil for Garnish

     Lime Wheel for Garnish

 

8.  Cucumber Ginger Gin Fizz

     1 oz. of Fresh Cucumber Juice or Muddled and Strained Cucumber for Equivalent

     1 oz. Gin

     1 oz. Ginger Infused Simple Syrup

     1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

     2 - 3 oz. Club Soda

     Cucumber Wheel for Garnish

 

 

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