We love when couples add little extras to make their wedding special to them! One recent trend is serving specialty cocktails with fun names relating to weddings to guests. Here are some tasty recipes for you to try toasting to!
1. Cranberry Kiss
1 1/3 oz (40 ml) vodka
2 2/3 oz (60 ml) cranberry juice
2/3 oz (20 ml) Amaretto cream liqueur
2/3 oz (20 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
clice of tangerine
Combine all ingredients, strain, and serve!
2. The Sweetheart Sangria
1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
1 Lemon cut into wedges
1 Orange cut into wedges
1 Lime cut into wedges
2 Tbsp sugar
Splash of orange juice or lemonade
2 Shots of gin or triple sec (optional)
1 Cup of raspberries or strawberries (may use thawed or frozen)
1 Small can of diced pineapples (with juice)
4 Cups ginger ale
Pour wine into a large pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges and pineapple then add sugar, orange juice and gin. Chill overnight. The next day, add ginger ale, berries and ice just before serving. If you’d like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice. However, remember that the best Sangrias are chilled around 24 hours in the refrigerator, allowing the flavors to really marinate into each other.
3. The Bailey’s Minty Mistletoe
2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
¼ ounce Rumple Minze
Add Bailey’s Irish Cream and Rumple Minze
Shake with ice, strain and enjoy!
4. Passion Punch
1 gallon passion fruit juice
½ liter ginger ale
2 cups vodka
1 can peach nectar
5 nectarines, pitted and sliced
2 quarts crushed ice
Blend all ingredients, add ice and serve.
5. Something Blue
2 oz Hpnotiq Liqueur
2 oz white wine
1 oz ginger ale
Build ingredients in a champagne flute and enjoy!
6. Wedding Belle
¾ oz Dubonnet French vermouth
¾ oz gin
1 ½ tsp. cherry brandy
1 ½ tsp orange juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass.
7. Blushing Bride
1 oz peach schnapps
1 oz grenadine
4 oz champagne
Pour the peach schnapps and grenadine into a champagne flute, top with champagne and serve.
8. The Marry Me Mojito
1 oz. Daily’s Mojito Mix
1 oz. Daily’s Cosmopolitan Mix
1 ½ oz rum
Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cherries and line the rim with sugar. Enjoy!