There’s a lot of planning that goes into a wedding but it doesn’t mean your drinks choice and reception bar need become an afterthought. If you’re on the hunt for a wedding worthy cocktail then look no further. The following cocktail suggestions are the perfect way to swap out the traditional champagne for something more creative.
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What could be more wedding appropriate than a cocktail titled The Love Potion? Made up of blackberries and sugar with a bottle of fizz as the alcohol of choice, this cocktail is a little bit of sweetness, a little bit of bubbly and a whole lot of celebrating.
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Melon, Mint and Prosecco Cocktail
While the Love Potion Cocktail has our taste buds tingling, we’d understand if the blackberry content concerned you given all of the white and fancy dresses around. Not wanting to boot our beloved Prosecco off the menu, give this melon, mint and prosecco concoction a go as a stain free alternative. Kept tasting fresh with the mint and easy to make given the short ingredients list, it’s an easy one to add to your drinks menu for a summer wedding.
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Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail
Although you wouldn’t be the first person to involve cotton candy as a novelty treat at your wedding, try taking a different route and bring the childhood treat to your wedding bar instead. This grown-up version of the childhood treat will win your guests over as well as adding some pretty pink to your reception theme.
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Blueberry Mojito – A Crimson Kiss
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue but this time with a twist. Kept fruity and sweet thanks to the blueberries, this cocktail offers you a chance to incorporate something blue into your day without tainting the beauty of your dress. Win, win.
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Not all of your guests will be into drinking alcohol or maybe you’re planning an entirely dry wedding. While tea, coffee and soft drinks are fine for this, it’s your wedding day after all so take it up a notch with a Moscow mule mocktail. Traditionally served in copper mugs, these cocktails look as good as they taste. Refreshing in taste and simple in method, ginger beer, lime juice and club soda are all that you’ll need to keep your teetotal guests high in spirits.
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