Whether alcoholic or virgin, everyone likes a good cocktail—or mocktail—at a wedding. There are too many drink ideas to choose from, so today we’ll just highlight a few that might tickle your fancy.
1. Rosé. Yes, wine is the universal classic crowd pleaser at seemingly every wedding/event and there’s nothing wrong with that. I fully support this universal ideal. However, if you want to keep that traditional easy drinking beverage on the table with a twist of distinct taste, we say: go for the rosé. It can be dry, sweet, or you can find a perfect balance of the two; whatever you want. It’s pink, always fairly light, airy and easy to drink. This is ideal for a warm summer wedding but ultimately can be sipped and enjoyed any time of year. It adds a little color to the dinner table, too!
2. Lemonade. Continuing the list with another summery drink, lemonade is always a good idea. Its versatility is a life saver, as is the short amount of time it takes to make a good batch. You can leave it a virgin beverage or add a little something to give it a kick. The great thing about lemonade is you can take any fruit and herb flavor you love and find a killer recipe. Depending on what you decide, multiple spirits can be used for multiple flavor combinations and BOOM, you have a signature cocktail resulting in a distinctive celebration.
3. Hot chocolate. Are you planning on winter nuptials? Perhaps within a snowcapped oasis in the mountains? Hot cocoa, spiked with a little Baileys, peppermint Schnapps or left alcohol free is always an excellent drink to serve in this type of weather. Keeping everyone warm and toasty, it will also keep the celebration going. A warm drink is comforting in cold weather, and can give your dinner a cozy, intimate feel. Also a drink that is just as delicious without any booze in it.
4. Hot toddies. If you’re looking to add a little spice to your day via beverage, look no further than the always luscious and simple hot toddy. A classic amongst the holiday pick-me-ups, there’s no reason it can’t be incorporated into your event if said event is also taking place around the holidays. We recommend you go this route if you’re having a smaller gathering, as it can be difficult to keep the toddies hot and the prep takes some time.
These are only a snippet of the choices you have when it comes to introducing your signature cocktail. Since there are so many options, we recommend you take a flip through a cocktail book to give you an idea for a classic recipe or how to give it your own twist by adding something different. Cold or hot, you can’t go wrong! Cheers!