When you plan your wedding, you need to think of every little detail to make your day perfect. Some of those details are fun, like taste-testing cake flavours or touring romantic venues. You can try on wedding dresses and experiment with makeup, but you also need to think of your guests.
Your guests will attend your wedding to celebrate you and the love of your life, but they’re also there to have a good time. They want to eat great food, dance to fun music and enjoy a drink or two. You can always serve standard beer and wine selections, but many spring brides prefer to create fun drink menus for their guests to explore.
Check out seven cocktail ideas for your early spring wedding that will win over anyone on your guest list. You can make them at home to try them out before your big day so you know you have incredible choices for everyone who comes to celebrate.
1. Simple Citrus Kiss
Spring is all about blooming flowers and lightened-up menus. You’ll want to find inspiration in things that are light and new, like seasonal fruits. Use a few in a fun new drink by making Simple Citrus Kiss cocktails for those who like something sweet and tangy.
If you want to make this one for yourself, you’ll need to stock up on lemons or limes, along with mandarin oranges and superfine sugar. Combine the juices with sugar syrup and blood orange sparkling cider to create a refreshing drink.
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2. Wedding Champagne Mojito
Toast with something a little different and try a wedding champagne mojito with your fiance before your wedding day arrives. Find a bottle of champagne you like and mix it with light rum, lime juice, mint and sugar. It will taste like a traditional mojito but with a bubbly, minty touch.
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3. Sweet and Sour Mango Martini
Many people love spring but can’t wait for summer vacations and activities. Tip your hat to your love of summer with a sweet and sour mango cocktail. Vodka, Grand Marnier, mango puree and lime juice make the perfect martini when poured into a glass with a sugar-coated rim.
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4. Romance in a Glass
You deserve to go all out for your wedding, so consider sipping on a Romance in a Glass cocktail. Combine rum, peach schnapps, vodka and cranberry juice to embrace the taste of romance on your big day. Garnish the glass with strawberries for a spring-time addition to this refreshing drink.
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5. Peach Sake Spritz
When you’re not heading out to pick peaches with your fiance, sip on a peach sake spritz and think about adding it to your wedding drink menu. White peach flavoured sake, bitter Bianco, club soda, sparkling sake and a hint of lime juice combine for a delicious spring cocktail that fits right in with any reception food.
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6. Fresh Watermelon Martini
You may already have watermelon on your wedding menu as one of the cocktail hour appetizers. Give your guests another way to enjoy the fruit with watermelon martinis that use freshly cut slices. Blend the watermelon and add in vodka, lime and simple syrup before pouring it into sugar-rimmed glasses. Add a mini watermelon slice as a cute garnish for that future Instagram photo.
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7. Berry Sweet Love
There’s nothing sweeter than fresh spring berries, so why not put them in a cocktail? Mix your choice of raspberries, blackberries or strawberries with honey syrup, club soda and vodka. You’ll end up with a clear, refreshing drink topped with a mint leaf garnish that will leave guests wanting more of this berry sweet cocktail.
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Take Your Time
There’s no rush to decide on all your wedding cocktail drinks right now. Make these delicious recipes at home to see which you prefer and what would fit in with your theme or venue. You’ll find the right drinks for your guests so everyone has something delectable to sip on during your reception.