Cocktails are now a very familiar sight at British weddings, often as ‘signature’ cocktails designed by the couple.

Here are my top tips to ensure your wedding cocktails are particularly memorable and unique…

  • Serve drinks in unusual and unexpected drink vessels, like jam jars, school milk bottles or teacups.
  • Be creative and generous with fruit, such as a frozen fruit skewer in Champagne.
  • Treat ice as a garnish, for example mint frozen in ice cubes for soft drinks.
  • Add an element of performance and fun. You could serve your guests lime sorbets in salt rimmed glasses and get them to pour a shot of tequila over it – voila! Instant Margarita.
  • Make a non-alcoholic version of every cocktail so everyone gets the same experience.

Tray of Wedding Cocktails

Here is my list of the best cocktails to serve at your wedding…

Classic Cocktails

French Martini

Vodka, Chambord and pineapple juice, garnished with a blackberry

Brambles

Sloe gin, lemon juice and gomme syrup, with crushed ice and berries to garnish

Mojito

Rum, lime, mint, sugar, ice and soda, garnished with mint

The Classic Champagne Cocktail

Champagne, brandy, sugar cube and angostura bitters

Alternative Cocktail Ideas

Pear Melba Martini

Pear nectar, Chambord, raspberry puree and pear vodka

Blood Orange and Vanilla Dirty Martini

Absolut vanilla and Solerno (blood orange liqueur), garnished with an orange rind twist

Elderflower Cooler

Gin, elderflower cordial, ice, cucumber, soda and mint to garnish

Tennessee Rose

Whisky, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, crème de cassis and ice garnished with edible petals

Guest post by Julie Gray of Bovingdons

Image from Bovingdons