15 Elegant and Refreshing Cocktails Perfect For Your Spring Wedding
Everything is planned down to the most minute detail for your Spring wedding. The main checklist items (dresses, flowers, the ceremony) have all been cultivated to your exact taste, but have you considered your bar menu? Cocktails allow endless creativity when it comes to flavor pairings, from lychees and Prosecco to hibiscus and vodka, which means the signature drinks you and your partner pick for your big day can be a great way to show your personality as a couple.
Each season has their own lineup of distinct flavors and fruits, but we're going to go ahead and say Spring takes the cake for the most refreshing variety of options. The season brings the most delicious fruits to your fingertips, like peaches, cherries, and all juicy citruses, which lend themselves well to play around with classic and modern recipes. Each of these signature cocktails has an individual voice — find which one calls to you.
Hibiscus Arnold Palmer
Visually stunning, this cocktail perfectly blends hibiscus and fresh lemonade for a crisp sip that will keep all your guests refreshed in the Spring mild heat.
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A cherry julep cocktail and Spring wedding is a match made in heaven. Sweet cherry brandy and refreshing lemon juice balance a substantial amount of crushed ice.
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Lychee French 75
A blend of gin, lychees, rosewater, and Prosecco makes this quite the refined cocktail for your romantic occasion. Katharine Hepburn herself claimed this as her signature cocktail — if the rosewater and lychees weren't already enough to win you over.
Get the recipe: lychee French 75
Italian Margaritas With Amaretto
This cocktail calls for orange juice, tequila, lime juice, and a sweet amaretto almond liqueur — perfectly blending tropical and warm flavors for a sweet Spring cocktail your guests won't be able to stop drinking.
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Sparkling Peach Whisky
This hearty yet fresh cocktail contains whiskey and Crème de Peche to encapsulate that Spring peach-loving mood.
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This honey greyhound combines vodka, grapefruit, and a natural homemade honey simple syrup. Top it all off with a sprig of rosemary to complete this staple that will look beautiful in every photo of your guests at cocktail hour.
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Even if you couldn't make an Italian destination wedding happen, you can still bring that flavor to your bar! This bellini recipe calls for fresh peaches, which brings a full texture and a heaping of decadence to the cocktail (but frozen peaches will also do the job).
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You can choose from two equally delicious and unique flavors for this recipe: lemon curd and orange marmalade. You can use either of these fruit spreads or mix the two juicy citrus flavors for an even more special cocktail.
Get the recipe: citrus smash
Blueberry Gin Sour
Frozen blueberries make this gin sour refreshingly tart. Top it all with a lemon peel to present one gorgeous cocktail.
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Bring a little island fun to your party with a mai tai. With a blend of dark molasses rum and light pure cane rum, this drink packs in the power.
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Blackberry Moscow Mules
Instead of the usual vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer mix, this recipe adds flavorful notes. The springtime Moscow mule adds fresh blackberries, mint, and rosemary to give your wedding cocktail a dynamic flavor.
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Strawberry Peach Frosé
Yes, a slushie containing rosé, strawberries, peaches, and white rum could be a fun signature wedding drink. The frozen fruits turn this "frosé" into a sweet yet relentless cocktail.
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Soak in the sunshine with the flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, and honey in this bright gin cocktail. With a history dating back to the prohibition era, you know this classic drink will make a lasting impact on your guests.
Get the recipe: bees knees
A classic is never a bad idea. Lime juice brings freshness to this signature cocktail.
Get the recipe: classic gimlet
Peaches, honey, and tequila, what more do you need? Well, maybe triple sec and ice. This recipe will give any Spring wedding a fun flare.
Get the recipe: peach margaritas