Summer is here and it’s getting hot! If you are planning a wedding this Summer or hosting a wedding party then you are most likely planning to offer your guests a couple of cool, sweet beverages. There are so many delicious recipes for Summer cocktails it may be difficult to decide which ones to choose for your special event.
Here are some perfect Summer Wedding cocktail recipes to help inspire you:
2 scoops of crushed ice
2 shots of rosé wine (recommended: Minuty)
1 shot of orange juice
1 shot of cranberry juice or raspberry juice
Fresh cranberries, fresh raspberries, and fresh mint to garnish
Add crushed ice to a martini glass. Pour 2 shots of rosé and 1 shot each of orange and cranberry or raspberry juice in a mixer and shake. Pour over ice and garnish with cranberries, raspberries, and a sprig of mint.
In a shaker, combine:
1½ parts American Harvest Organic Spirit
¾ parts Lillet Rose Aperitif
¾ part grapefruit syrup*
Shake well with ice, strain into a champagne flute, and top with champagne. Garnish with an edible flower, like a pansy.
*To make the grapefruit syrup, mix equal parts sugar and freshly squeezed and strained grapefruit juice in a sealed container. Shake until dissolved. Keep in the refrigerator; it will last a week.
The First Dance
3 oz. Flor de Caña 7 Year Rum
1 oz. triple sec
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
4 watermelon chunks
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Whirl all ingredients together and pour into a glass. Garnish with a watermelon segment.
Happily Ever After
1½ oz. Lucid absinthe
½ oz. simple syrup
Muddle two cucumber wheels and two peeled kiwi wheels with the simple syrup in a double rocks glass. Fill with ice and add the Lucid absinthe. Top with club soda. Garnish with an unpeeled kiwi wheel on rim of the glass.
Courtesy of The Bridal Guide