From champagne cocktails to exotic concoctions, the Signature Wedding Cocktail trend is here to stay!
Customizing what your guests are sipping right before the wedding ceremony or during cocktail hour is a thoughtful way to add personality to the event. The drink signifies who you are as a couple and what kind of celebration you’re about to host.
The signature cocktail consists of one or two specialty drinks, usually accompanied by signage explaining their provenance or ingredients. Here are some ideas from the experts at local Philadelphia wedding companies!
Chicha Morada Punch | Garces Events
This refreshing Peruvian punch is a summer classic! The drink includes chicha morada, pisco, rum, simple syrup and lime juice.
To give the punch more complex flavor, try adding allspice or nutmeg as well as fruits like dried cherries or apricots.
Tie Me Up Tie Me Down Cocktail | Garces Events
Throwing an elegant affair? Try serving this luscious martini!
The recipe comes straight off the Amada Philadelphia menu. It is a generous mix of vodka, lemon and rosemary, shaken to perfection.
Tropicolada | Drexelbrook Catering
This is the perfect martini for those hot summer days on the patio! Cool and delicious, this colada will keep your guest coming back for more.
The drink consists of Svedka Colada Vodka and pineapple juice, topped off with a little lime juice and a slice for garnish.
Martini Luge | Drexelbrook Catering
Luges are a fun way to incorporate ice sculptures into your reception, especially during the summer months.
It allows the guests to choose their favorite flavor of vodka while chilling out during the festivities. Some fun summer flavors include Grey Goose Le Melon, Belvedere Orange, Effen Cucumber and Skyy Pineapple.
Pomegranate Sparkler | J. Scott Catering
A festive drink that is simple and sure to impress!
This vibrant fizzy drink is vodka and pomegranate juice, topped with seltzer and garnished with a lime wheel and pomegranate seeds….so refreshing for a summer event!
Classic Mint Mojito | J. Scott Catering
The Mojito has risen in the ranks to become one of the most popular cocktails. It’s very simple, using mint and lime to accent the rum.
Choose a premium rum like Cruzan, Appleton or Mount Gay for a spectacular Mojito. Top off the drink with a hint on club soda and garnish with mint leaves and lime.
Broad Street Bubbly | Cescaphe Event Group
This locally inspired bubbly drink will wow your guest!
For summer nuptials, think about using seasonal fruit like strawberries in your cocktails. This recipe calls for muddled strawberries, champagne, St. Germaine and a healthy splash of club soda.
Something Blue | Cescaphe Event Group
If you’re not into blue shoes and jewelry for your “something blue” make it about your drink instead!
For a real crowd pleaser, mix Grey Goose Vodka, lemonade and muddled blueberries. Garnish with a few fresh blueberries and a lemon peel.
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