50 Signature Wedding Cocktails

Toast to a long, happy marriage with delicious cocktails and mocktails guaranteed to be a hit on your big day.

September 02, 2019

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A Twist on the Classic Mint Julep

Put your own, unique spin on the classic mint julep by mixing in your favorite flavored simple syrup and topping with flowers or fruit.

GET THE RECIPE: A Christmas Mint Julep

Berry Rose Mojito

Get your cocktail hour on with a winning mix of strawberries, lime, mint, sugar and most importantly, sparkling rosé.

Get the Recipe: Our Berry Rose Mojito Is a Fruity Take on the Classic

Pretty-in-Pink Mimosa

These pretty-in-pink sips are bubbling with pineapple and blood orange juices, champagne and orange liqueur. For a jazzy addition, have your bartender rim each glass with pink sanding sugar. GET THE RECIPE

Refreshing Rosemary Greyhound

If you like your adult beverages on the sweet and savory side, then definitely give this rosemary greyhound a try. It’s pretty-in-pink thanks to a bit of grapefruit juice which gives it a citrusy kick.

Get the Recipe: Try This Refreshing Rosemary Greyhound Cocktail Recipe

Blackberry + Honeysuckle Spritz

Serve your guests a delicious cocktail they'll be dreaming about all year long. Pair juicy, garden-fresh blackberries with sweet honeysuckle vodka for a colorful cocktail that tastes like summer in a glass.

Get the Recipe: Blackberry + Honeysuckle Spritz Recipe

Beer Margarita

Get the best of both worlds by combining two popular wedding drinks — beer and margaritas — into one refreshing and delicious sip.

Get the Recipe: Cocktail to Go: Beer Margarita

Moscow Mule With a Twist

The classic Moscow mule gets a cold-weather makeover with the addition of cranberry simple syrup — perfect for those chilly fall and winter weddings.

Get the Recipe: Hot Cranberry Mule

Summery Honeysuckle Mimosas

Equal parts pretty, delicious and easy to assemble, this sweet, sunny cocktail will wow the crowd at your romantic summer or spring wedding.

GET THE RECIPE: Summery Honeysuckle Mimosas for a Crowd

Whimsical Gin Fizz

Eat, drink and be merry with a signature sparkling cocktail that's bursting with vibrant berry colors and an evergreen-like fragrance.

Get the Recipe: Holiday Gin Fizz Cocktail

Boozy Bourbon + Peach Smash

Just one sip and you'll agree: bourbon + peach = a match made in cocktail heaven. Best of all, this not-too-sweet summery sip is a snap to make by macerating the fruit overnight for a perfectly peachy syrup.

Get the Recipe: Boozy Bourbon + Peach Summertime Smash

Tipsy Hibiscus + Green Tea

Rich in antioxidants and full of flavor, this bourbon-based cocktail is both good for you and good for what ails you.

Get the Recipe: Tipsy Hibiscus + Green Tea Cocktail

Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Sour

Show off your and your spouse's playful personalities with a signature sip to match. Packed with bright citrus flavors and based with bourbon, this cocktail is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Get the Recipe: Big-Batch Cocktails: Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Sour

Honeysuckle Strawberry Slush

Treat your guests with a grown-up slushie that combines two of the summer season's most iconic flavors: strawberry and honeysuckle (vodka, that is).

Get the Recipe: Tipsy Strawberry + Honeysuckle Slush

Lavender Collins Cocktail

This colorful twist on the classic Collins cocktail puts fresh-picked lavender to good use and will look pretty in your wedding pictures.

Get the Recipe: Lavender Collins Cocktail Recipe: A Spring Twist on the Tom Collins

Summertime Watermelon Mule

Give your standard mule a summery kick in the glass with the addition of fresh, muddled watermelon.

Get the Recipe: Watermelon Moscow Mule Recipe

Purple Rain Perfection

Let the good times roll with this signature Purple Rain cocktail that incorporates Don Julio Blanco tequila, fresh lemon and lime juices, cranberry syrup and is garnished with a purple flower.

GET THE RECIPE + MORE: How to Throw a Garden Party

Autumn Harvest Sangria

Brimming with fall's most iconic flavors, this sangria is sure to warm guests up no matter the temperature outside.

Get the Recipe: Fall Sangria Recipe

Tipsy Tropical Agua Fresca

For nuptials taking place on a hot sunny day, consider this fruity and refreshing cocktail of pineapple, lime, orange, tequila and rum to get your guests in the party mood.

Get the Recipe: Tipsy Tropical Agua Fresca

Cardamom Berry Smash

The deep flavor of fresh blackberries melds with the exotic spice of cardamom syrup and citrusy botanicals of gin to create a refreshing relief to the summer heat. This would fit right in at a rustic-chic soirée.

Get the Recipe: Cardamom Berry Smash Recipe

Magical Margarita

Get ready for the oohs and aahs with this luxurious margarita featuring a shimmery-blue liqueur and edible gold stars.

Get the Recipe: All That Glitters Is...Booze? How to Make Shimmery Rainbow Liqueurs

Smashed Cherry Mule

This sweet, pretty drink takes full advantage of fresh cherries by blending them into a classic Moscow mule.

GET THE RECIPE + MORE: 8 Cocktails Every Moscow Mule Lover Needs to Try

Pineapple Hibiscus Punch

We’re deeming this boozy beverage "summer in a glass." Sweet pineapple juice and white rum layer with complex flavors like ginger, cilantro and hibiscus tea to pack a tasty punch.

Get the Recipe: HGTV Happy Hour: Try This Refreshing Pineapple Hibiscus Punch for Summer Parties

Pink Grapefruit Gin and Tonic

Garnished with mint and a slice of pink grapefruit, this delicious take on the gin and tonic would be ideal for a spring garden wedding.

Get the Recipe: HGTV Happy Hour: Master This Grapefruit Gin and Tonic for Easy Summer Sipping

Lime in the Coconut Cocktail

Perfect for a beach wedding, this tropical adult beverage is made with coconut vodka, pineapple puree and a splash of flavored sparkling water.

Get the Recipe: HGTV Happy Hour: Lime in the Coconut Cocktail

Mocktail: Sparkling Cran-Citrus

It's great to include a mocktail for those who don't imbibe or little ones in attendance. A splash of cranberry juice added to orange-flavored sparkling water gives this drink a fun coral hue. Rim each glass with sugar and garnish with an orange wedge to evoke an adult-beverage aesthetic.

MORE IDEAS: 10 Mocktail Recipes

Boozy Berry Patch Lemonade

Calling all berry lovers! This one's for you. Raspberries, blackberries and strawberries soak in a mix of lemonade, bourbon and pomegranate juice to make this tasty cocktail: a great choice for a Southern summer wedding.

Get the Recipe: Big-Batch Cocktail: Boozy Berry Patch Lemonade

Sweet Honey Bourbon Cider

For a tasteful drink to serve at a fall reception, combine bourbon, honey and apple cider to make a sweet and sugary cocktail that guests will love.

Get the Recipe: Welcome Fall With This Bourbon + Honey Cider Cocktail

Pretty Pomegranate Mimosa

The perfect drink for getting ready with the girls, a mimosa is a classic way to celebrate the day of the wedding. Opt for pomegranate juice over the traditional orange juice for a fun take on the traditional brunch cocktail.

Get the Recipe: Pomegranate Mimosa With a Twist

Caramel Apple Martinis

Ditch the classic cocktails and opt for flavorful versions instead, like these delicious caramel apple martinis. Dress up the glasses with cinnamon sugar and a wooden stir stick.

Get the Recipe: Caramel Apple Martini Recipe

Boozy Orange Creamsicle Float

Cocktail hour meets dessert time with these decadent grown-up creamsicle floats. It's safe to say that you won't find anything like this on a normal dessert table.

Get the Recipe: This Boozy Float Is the Best Creamsicle You've Ever Had

Cherry, Vanilla and Amaretto Cocktail

If a cozy winter wedding is in your future, this cocktail is the way to go. Cherry, vanilla and amaretto give this sip all the flavors of a hot-from-the-oven cherry pie. The whipped cream and pie crust crumble make it as pretty as it is tasty.

Get the Recipe: Hot Cherry Pie Cocktail

Refreshing Mint Julep

Having a summer wedding? Cool off with this Southern classic.

Get the Recipe: Mint Julep Recipe

Pink Flamingo Cocktail

Bring the feel of a tropical destination wedding to your reception with this fun-in-the-sun, pink flamingo cocktail. Feeling extra? Garnish the glasses with fresh fruit slices and a playful umbrella.

Get the Recipe: Pink Flamingo Cocktail Recipe

Mocktail: Virgin Grapefruit Mojito

Pink grapefruit, sweet agave and fresh mint are muddled together and topped with flavored soda to create the same great taste of a mojito, just without the alcohol.

Get the Recipe: Virgin Grapefruit Mojito Recipe

Black & Blue Mint Mojito

Brightening up a classic cocktail for a unique signature sip is as easy as incorporating juicy fresh fruit and aromatic herbs.

Get the Recipe: Black and Blue Mint Mojito Recipe

Sneaky Tequila Cocktail

Not for the faint of heart, this cocktail has a smooth taste with a powerful punch, thanks to tequila, coconut rum and peach schnapps topped with pineapple and cranberry juices.

Get the Recipe: Sneaky Tequila

Appleberry Pie Cocktail

This cocktail is almost too pretty to drink... almost. This berry-heavy cocktail features raspberries, blueberries and blackberries and is mixed with apple juice and cognac. Yum!

Get the Recipe: Appleberry Pie Cocktail

Mai Tai

The name Mai Tai actually translates to "out of this world" in Tahitian, and that’s exactly what this signature sip is. But to enjoy the tasty concoction, all you really need to know is which dark and light rums you prefer.

Get the Recipe: Trader Vic's Original Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

Coastal Citrus Punch

This one's for all you fruity cocktail enthusiasts. Six types of fruit combine with white wine to create a tasty punch that your guests will keep coming back for.

Get the Recipe: Coastal Citrus Punch

Sol de Flare Cocktail

Some like it hot! This refreshing cocktail, peppered with spicy tequila, is sure to start a fiesta on your special day.

Get the Recipe: Sol de Flare Cocktail Recipe

Cranberry Lime Float

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? Look no further than this refreshing combination of lime sherbet, cranberry juice and vodka.

Get the Recipe: This Cranberry-Lime Float Is Like a Cool (and Boozy) Summer Breeze in a Glass

Mocktail: Cantaloupe Ginger Spritzer

You just can’t go wrong with a zingy, flavorful spritzer. Incorporate unexpected flavors like cantaloupe and ginger for a conversation-starting sip to enjoy while celebrating all night long.

Get the Recipe: Cantaloupe-Ginger Spritzer

Tart Strawberry Mojito

Delicious strawberries and tart lemons lend a sweet summertime twist to the classic mojito in this irresistible cocktail.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Mojito Recipe

Spicy Mango Margarita

Calling all spice lovers! This delicious blend of mango, jalapeno and tequila is sure to set your mouth (and the party) on fire.

Get the Recipe: HGTV Happy Hour: Sip on a Frozen Spicy Mango Margarita

Mellow Melon Margarita

Like its name promises, this fruity twist on the traditional margarita will leave you refreshed and feeling mellow. (And who can't use that after all the stressful wedding planning?)

Get the Recipe: Tom's Mellow Melon Margarita

Matcha Green Tea Gimlet

If you're looking for sophistication, look no further. The grassy notes of matcha balance perfectly with flowery botanicals of London dry gin in this very "green" cocktail. It's a bit tart, a bit sweet, a bit unusual and very tasty.

Get the Recipe: Matcha Green Tea Gimlet Recipe

Chocolaty Peppermint Cocktail

Dreaming of a winter wonderland? Keep your wedding guests warm with this decadent cocktail made with peppermint and hot cocoa.

Get the Recipe: Boozy Peppermint Patty Hot Cocoa

Golf-Themed Cocktail

Don't forget about the groom's signature drink. For this cocktail, combine Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila, cold brewed tea, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and dry shake for 5 seconds. Pour into Collins glass with ice and top with soda water. Add 5 dashes of angostura on top and garnish with reindeer moss.

Delectable Caramel Apple Sip

If you're planning a fall wedding, try something seasonal like this caramel apple mixed drink. It can be served warm or cold depending on your preference.

Get the Recipe: Seasonal Sip: Caramel Apple Cocktail

Mocktail: Raspberry Lemon Cooler

Looking for a mocktail that tastes as refreshing as a cocktail? Fresh raspberries add a sweet fruitiness while non-alcoholic ginger beer creates an unexpected spiciness in this aesthetically-pleasing drink.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Raspberry Lemon Cooler Recipe

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