cocktail
July 26, 2018

It’s the dog days of summer. Is there anything better than enjoying a refreshing summer cocktail out on a patio? I personally can’t think of many things better than that. I bet your wedding guests are thinking the same thing. An outdoor wedding on 95-degree day calls for a refreshing drink. Why not be great hosts and reward guests with a cocktail hour filled with delicious, cold drinks?

I love putting a summer twist on a tried and true classic like watermelon sangria, a blue raspberry spiked lemonade or a summery gin and tonic, all on the list below. For my clients, I encourage them to get creative with their signature cocktail. It can represent a place you’ve vacationed together, think rum punch if you fell in love in the Caribbean or a prosecco drink if you are planning to honeymoon in Italy, as well as give a nod to the place you are getting married, like using oranges in Florida or bourbon in Kentucky. You could have a “his” and “hers” drink if you have differing tastes and the options for those are endless. Signature cocktails are a fun detail that can add a splash of color to your cocktail hour, and of course, can get the party started. I have handpicked 15 cocktails are amazingly tasty but are also beautiful too. Keep scrolling for the delicious libations!


15 Ideas for a signature summer cocktail for your wedding


BLUE RASPBERRY SPIKED LEMONADE WILL BE A CROWD PLEASER

Blue-Raspberry spiked lemonade is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Find the recipe from: tbsp


A BLUEBERRY CHAMPAGNE MOJITO IS DELICIOUSLY REFRESHING

A blueberry mojito is a perfect summer cocktail. Find the recipe from: Domesticate Me


BEAUTIFUL AND TASTY, TRY A PINEAPPLE MANGO RUM PUNCH

Have you seen a more perfect summer cocktail to serve at your wedding!? Find the recipe from: Paper & Stitch


GIN + BASIL + CUCUMBER IS A PERFECT DRINK FOR A HOT DAY

Nothing more refreshing than a cucumber cocktail on a hot day. Find the recipe from: Host The Toast


GUESTS WILL LOVE A TART TWIST ON A SALTY DOG

A Salty Dog is an amazing idea for a signature cocktail! Find the recipe from: The Cookie Rookie


LAVENDER LEMONADE MARTINI IS AN UNEXPECTEDLY DELICIOUS DRINK

Lavender lemonade martini makes for a lovely libation! Find the recipe from: Creative Culinary


GRAPEFRUIT ADDS AN EXTRA REFRESH FACTOR TO A PALOMA

Grapefruit Paloma is a great twist on a classic! Find the recipe from: goop


YES WAY ROSÈ (LEMONADE)

Yes way, rosè (lemonade). Find the recipe from: Dessert For Two


FOR THE DARK LIQUOR FANS, GEORGIA PEACH SMASH

Peaches and summer (and bourbon) just go together. Find the recipe from: Pizzazzerie


COULD THIS GRAPEFRUIT AND CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL BE ANY PRETTIER

Could this signature cocktail BE any prettier!? Find the recipe from: Crate and Barrel


PROSECCO + LIMONCELLO FTW!

Refreshing and fruit-filled make for the best summer signature cocktails. Find the recipe from: Damn Delicious


COULDN’T HAVE AC SUMMER COCKTAIL LIST WITHOUT A MARGARITA, WE STEPPED IT UP WITH CHARRED JALAPENO & PINEAPPLE

Can't make a cocktail list without a margarita. Find the recipe from: Elle Talk


THESE CUCUMBER MELON GIN SPRITZERS ARE SO PRETTY

This refreshing and fruity cocktail screams summer Find the recipe from: Spices in My DNA


WE LOVE A TWIST ON A CLASSIC LIKE THIS LAVENDER AND LEMON GIN AND TONIC

Your guests will love this twist on a classic gin and tonic recipe. Find the recipe from: These Four Walls


SANGRIA IS A GO TO, BUT WE LOVE THIS SPICY WATERMELON VERSION

A sangria for spicy fans is a great twist on a classic. Find the recipe from: How Sweet Eats

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Lauren Koster is the owner of Lauren Koster Creative, a West Michigan based wedding design company that specializes in the unique and whimsical look. Her eclectic style and modern hipster vibe always has us entranced. We always love when she graces our blog with her monthly “Steal This Style” article. Want to know more? You can personally follow or find her from these links below:

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