Explore our creative wedding signature drink names and ideas to add a personalized cocktail twist to your special day celebrations! A signature wedding cocktail is a great way to add personality to your big day.
Signature drinks are a popular trend at wedding receptions, often served during the cocktail hour before dinner or as a complement to an open bar throughout the evening. It adds a personal touch, making the wedding even more memorable for the happy couple and guests.
The Making of a Signature Wedding Cocktail
When crafting the perfect signature drink, consider a cocktail recipe that reflects your personality, history, or wedding theme. Are you and your spouse-to-be fans of the classic cocktail like an Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, or a Moscow Mule? Or maybe you like things a little fresher, with cocktails like Aperol Spritz or Mint Julep.
If you’re a whiskey lover, a well-made Old Fashioned with a twist of orange juice might be the perfect fit. Perhaps you prefer a lighter cocktail, then a St. Germain spritzer with club soda and fresh lime juice could be a refreshing option.
There’s a lot of fun to be had when making a cocktail, and you can tailor it to suit the seasons! Perhaps by using apple cider for a fall wedding, pink lemonade mimosas for a summer wedding, or even hot toddy for a cozy winter wedding.
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Fun Wedding Signature Drinks Names
This is where the fun really begins! Creating clever names for your wedding signature drink can be a blast. You can opt for a fun name that includes your last name, a playful pun on a classic cocktail name, or a name that reflects your love story.
Here are 20 creative wedding signature drink names to inspire you:
- “Blushing Bride Bellini”
- “Marry Me Margarita”
- “Something Old Fashioned”
- “Tie-the-Knot Tequila Sunrise”
- “Wedded Bliss Whiskey Sour”
- “Eternal Love Espresso Martini”
- “First Dance Fizz”
- “Just Married Julep”
- “Vows and Vodka Tonic”
- “Happily Ever Aperol”
- “Love Struck Lemon Drop”
- “Sealed with a Sip Sangria”
- “Till Daiquiri Do Us Part”
- “I Do Daiquiri”
- “Honeymoon on the Beach”
- “Rings and Rosé”
- “Wedding March Martini”
- “Unity Cosmo”
- “Forever Mojito”
- “Sweetheart Sangria”
Your wedding theme can inspire the choice of your signature drink. A Southern Belle-ini could be the perfect choice for a southern belle’s wedding, while a Spiked Apple Cider may be just the right touch for a fall wedding.
A beach wedding? Consider a fun cocktail like a Piña Colada or a Mai Tai. Even your wedding colors can come into play. A cocktail with Blue Curaçao can match a blue color scheme or a drink with cranberry juice can complement a red and white wedding.
How Much Alcohol Should You Plan For?
A rule of thumb for a full bar is to plan for each guest to have one drink per hour. However, planning for a bit more is a good idea with a signature drink in the mix. Depending on the size of your guest list, you might opt for a batch cocktail/ It’s an easy and efficient way to serve many guests without overwhelming the bar staff or causing long lines.
Don’t forget your non-drinking guests or those who prefer a non-alcoholic beverage. You could offer a virgin version of your signature cocktail.
Signature Cocktail Ideas for Your Wedding Day
Here’s a list of delicious cocktail ideas that can inspire you to create your own unique and flavorful blend. They range from classics to creative cocktails.
Margarita: A crowd-pleaser, the classic Margarita combines tequila, fresh lime juice, and orange liqueur. You can serve it on the rocks or frozen.
Pimm’s Cup: A British classic perfect for summer weddings. It mixes Pimm’s No. 1 lemonade, fresh fruits, and mint.
Bellini: Another Italian classic, the Bellini mixes Prosecco and peach purée. It’s a bubbly and fruity cocktail perfect for brunch or afternoon weddings.
Planter’s Punch: This rum-based cocktail is made with lime, pineapple juice, and a dash of grenadine. It’s a tropical delight that can be easily batched for larger groups.
Tom Collins: A refreshing gin-based cocktail, a Tom Collins is made with gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup and topped off with club soda.
Refreshing Mint Julep: Mint Julep is a great choice for a summer wedding. Fresh mint leaves, bourbon, simple syrup, and crushed ice combine for a refreshing and light beverage.
Sweet and Tart Aperol Spritz: This Italian classic is an excellent option for a warm-weather wedding. Made with Aperol, Prosecco, and a splash of soda water, this cocktail is vibrant, bubbly, and beautifully orange.
Mojito: This refreshing Cuban classic mixes white rum, fresh lime juice, mint, sugar, and soda water. It’s refreshing and perfect for a summer wedding.
Raspberry Mimosa: This lovely cocktail is perfect for a brunch or daytime wedding it’s so elegant served in a champagne flute. Combine champagne (or any other sparkling wine), fresh orange juice, and macerated raspberries for a sweet and bubbly delight.
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Spiced Hot Toddy: Perfect for a winter wedding, a Hot Toddy is a warm and comforting drink made with whiskey, hot water, honey, and lemon. Add in some cloves and a cinnamon stick for extra warmth.
Sparkling St. Germain Cocktail: This cocktail is a lovely and sophisticated option, combining the floral notes of St. Germain with the crisp sparkle of Prosecco and a dash of club soda.
Sangria: A fruity punch native to Spain and Portugal, Sangria combines red wine, chopped fruit, and a bit of brandy. It’s a great option for making in large quantities.
Twisted Whiskey Sour: A classic Whiskey Sour gets a unique twist with the addition of fresh orange juice. It’s a perfect balance of tart and sweet, just like a good love story!
Apple Cider Moscow Mule: Ideal for a fall wedding, this version of a Moscow Mule uses apple cider, ginger beer, vodka, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice for a delightful autumnal twist. Serve with cinnamon sticks and a touch of maple syrup for extra warmth.
The Salty Dog: This cocktail offers a mix of sweet and salty. It’s a blend of grapefruit juice, gin, or vodka served in a glass with a salted rim. With its bright, citrusy flavors, this cocktail could be a unique and refreshing option for a summery outdoor wedding.
Serving Your Signature Cocktail
The presentation of your signature cocktail is also key to making it a memorable part of your wedding reception. Using edible flowers, fresh lavender flowers, bright color garnishes, or special ice cubes could make your cocktail visually stunning.
A signature cocktail sign and a signature cocktail menu could be a creative addition to your wedding bar. Not only does this inform guests of the special drink, but it also can serve as a keepsake to remember your wedding day. After the wedding, you could have your cocktail made into a poster, another memento of your special day.
Additionally, consider the customer service aspect. Ensure the bar is prepared with all the ingredients needed and that they understand the cocktail recipe well. This is where the bar menu can be a great help.