Summer weddings are fun, colorful, and exciting. But the days can be pretty hot and humid, leaving your guests thirsty and dehydrated on your big day is not an option. So, what could be better than pick the right summer wedding cocktails and drinks to keep your crowd fresh?
To avoid random choices of beverages at your wedding, you must ask yourself: Which alcoholic beverage is good in summer? How do you pick a wedding signature drink? What is the most popular drink at a wedding?
In this article, we will answer these questions for you and highlight some of our favorite summer cocktails and drinks to help you come up with a menu that you and your guests can enjoy.
Which alcoholic beverage is good in summer?
Tequila. This agave-based spirit, grown in the sunny plains of Mexico, is a warm weather essential.
The drink has a way of finding itself more and more glasses every summer. Tequila is so popular because it makes the best cocktails, margaritas.
How do you pick a wedding signature drink?
- The first rule is to keep it simple. You do not want your guests waiting in line as the bartender mixes ingredients. Your drink should have less than four ingredients.
- Choose a drink that you and your partner enjoy drinking.
- Go for seasonal instead of all-season drinks, for instance, citrus for summer.
- Do not choose a strong drink. Instead, choose a drink people can drink without getting wasted before the ceremony begins.
- And finally, test the drinks at home before you serve them at your wedding.
What is the most popular drink at a wedding?
Whether red, white, or sparkling, wine is the most popular drink at weddings. Wine tastes delicious, therefore perfect for entertaining all kinds of people. In addition, it has several nutritional properties. In some cultures, the sharing of wine between the bride and groom symbolizes life, sustenance, and love.
5 Cheap Signature Wedding Cocktails
A wedding bar can be very expensive. So, if you wish to save some money on your reception expenses, you can opt to craft your own signature cocktails. Here are a few examples:
1. Coconut Margarita
Perfect for beachside or tropical wedding reception. All you need is coconut milk and water, tequila, triple sec, and some lime wedges to garnish. The result is a flavorful cream-colored drink with green accents.
2. Fresh Watermelon White Wine Spritzer
This cocktail is perfect if you and your partner enjoy a good wine. All you require for the recipe is frozen watermelon (cubed), white wine, club soda, and a few lemon slices, and you are good to go.
3. Limoncello Prosecco Cocktail Float
A simple cocktail for the perfect summer wedding. You just need two ingredients, limoncello and Prosecco, to get the party started. After all, what is a summer wedding without a little Italian magic?
4. Tequila Sunrise
Tequila sunrise is the perfect summer wedding drink, and it’s refreshing too. You just need some tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup for the recipe. It tastes as delicious as it sounds.
5. Take Wild Berry Smash
Take advantage of the berries that are in season during summer to make this delicious cocktail. You will need Belvedere Wild Berry Vodka, lemon, and of course, berries, i.e., strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.
5 Non-alcoholic Summer Drinks
Non-alcoholic beverages are the perfect option for minors at your wedding, or if you do not want alcohol at the wedding.
1. Lemon Raspberry Water
This is an excellent option to keep people hydrated while keeping the fun. Add lemon and crushed raspberries into a glass of water and have it. It is good for kids as it doesn’t contain much sugar.
2. Sparkling punch
Punches never go out of style, and there is no reason you shouldn’t have one at your wedding. There are so many ways to make one, but for this sparkling punch, all you need to do is mix juice, lemon or lime soda, a sorbet and frozen fruit (to give it some chill) in a large bowl and let people enjoy.
3. Pineapple Ginger Spritz
This delicious blending of ginger ale and pineapple juice is the perfect refreshment during a hot summer afternoon. Make sure to mix with a strong soda for that extra kick.
4. Iced Chocolaccino
Iced chocolaccino is a flavorful blend of cocoa and freshly brewed coffee. You can serve it over ice or refrigerate it to give it a chill. If you wish for a richer coffer flavor, serve the beverage over coffee ice cubes.
5. Lemonade with Strawberries and Basil
Lemonade is good for a party, but it is also pretty basic. Mix the lemonade with pressed basil leaves and mashed strawberries to add an exciting and flavorful twist.
5 Alcoholic Summer Drinks
This is one of the most popular summer drinks. If you are serving beer, have at least four varieties to give your guests options. You can also opt for keg, which is cheaper.
Gin is a refreshing drink that is perfect for summer. It is a drink you can mix with any fizzy drinks to make a good cocktail, starting with the famous and classic Gin and Tonic and others like Gin Rickey.
Mezcal is like a cousin to tequila. Although not quite popular, it is still a perfect summer alcoholic drink. Its distillation process gives a smoky taste. So, if you want more depth of flavor in your margaritas, mix in /try this smoky spirit.
If you love your daiquiris, mojitos, and similar cocktails, then you know a good bottle of rum is a must-have in your summer drinks collection.
Another classic summer drink. You can never run out of ways to mix your vodka for that extra flavor, for instance, vodka and soda, vodka and tonic, and cocktails like the Moscow Mule.
In conclusion, drinks are essential at any wedding ceremony. Not only do they quench thirst, but they also allow the guests to let loose, socialize and have fun. Just remember that the menu should contain drinks that you and your partner enjoy. It is your wedding after all.