Many couples have opted to have signature cocktails at their big day. It’s a great way to add a personal touch using fun names and interesting ingredients. If you are looking for some cocktail recipes for the big day, or bridal shower, check these yummy recipes out…
Choose pomegranate Champagne for a new spin on the classic first toast, or offer it as your signature drink during the reception.
- 1 1/4 cups chilled fresh pomegranate juice (from 3 pomegranates)
- 1 1/2 ounces chilled Cointreau liqueur
- 1 chilled bottle (375 milliliters) Champagne
- Fresh pomegranate seeds, for garnish
To create salted glasses for these watermelon margaritas, place 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice on a small plate, and 1/2 cup coarse salt on another. Dip rims of four glasses in lime juice, then in the salt to coat.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 wide strips orange zest
- 12 ounces watermelon cubes (about 2 cups)
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 3/4 cup white or silver tequila
- Lime wedges
In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, and orange zest to a boil over high. Reduce to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves, 3 minutes. Let syrup cool in a bowl. In a blender, puree watermelon cubes until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on solids, into a pitcher (you should have about 1 cup juice). Stir in syrup, lime juice, and tequila. Fill salt-rimmed glasses with ice, then pour margarita mixture over top. Garnish with lime wedges.
For more great cocktail ideas, check out Martha Stewart’s website. Cheers!