Hosting a Winter Wedding? These Seasonal Cocktails Make For a Great Signature Drink
Whether your Winter wedding is a holiday-inspired dream or a traditional party, a signature cocktail using the season's best ingredients (pomegranates, cranberries and, yes, candy canes) will add a fun, tasty, and tasteful touch. This list of options begging to be your choice includes delightful twists on classic drinks, like a spicy pomegranate Moscow mule and a pumpkin old fashioned, and new and interesting sips your guests will have never seen before (Golden Snitch cocktail, anyone?). No matter what you choose, you might want to keep these recipes handy — we can already see everyone begging to find out how to make their favorite drink of the night.
Winter Citrus Tequila Smash
A light cocktail with delicious ingredients like pomegranate juice, lime juice, and blood oranges, the fruity tang pairs nicely with the classic zing of tequila. It's a perfect sophisticated and delicious cocktail your guests will love.
Get the recipe: Winter citrus tequila smash
White Chocolate Peppermint Martini
For those couples who have a sweet tooth and a deep love for the holiday season, this white chocolate peppermint martini is a definite must at your wedding. It's an indulgent twist on a classic cocktail thanks to peppermint Schnapps. For an extra sweet treat, add crushed candy canes to the rim of the martini glass.
Get the recipe: white chocolate peppermint martini
Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail
A citrus cocktail with a kick, this Christmas-inspired drink is the epitome of simple and chic. From the ingenious mix of vodka and St.-Germain to its hint of ginger beer, this is a seasonal must have at your wedding.
Get the recipe: holly jolly Christmas citrus cocktail
Peppermint White Russian
A snowy-season wedding just isn't the same without a drink that embodies it. Use Peppermint Kahlua in order to get a heartier taste in this classic recipe.
Get the recipe: peppermint white Russian
Pomegranate New York Sour
Your guests will be thrilled to sip on this Instagrammable cocktail. The pomegranate New York sour incorporates both wine and whiskey for a deliciously boozy taste and an egg white to achieve a rich, creamy consistency.
Get the recipe: pomegranate New York sour
Christmas Snowstorm Margarita
With a mix of silver tequila, coconut rum, and orange liquor, this whimsical margarita is a snowy treat fit for your big day. For a little sweetness, add either granulated sugar or honey.
Get the recipe: Christmas snowstorm margarita
If you're looking for an upscale cocktail that can serve your big party, then this easy but sophisticated drink is a great option.
Get the recipe: Champagne punch
Holiday Cheermeister Bourbon Punch
Hop right into the Winter wedding season with the help of bourbon and Prosecco. Pour this drink over ice, and taste the zesty combination between sweet pomegranate and tangy citrus.
Get the recipe: holiday cheermeister bourbon punch
Pumpkin Old Fashioned
This pumpkin old fashioned is a great way for bourbon-loving couples to include a fun twist on a classic cocktail. The combination of maple syrup and pumpkin puree is enough to make all your wedding attendees jump with joy.
Get the recipe: pumpkin old fashioned
Golden Snitch Cocktail
As the fanciful name suggests, this boozy beverage was inspired by the Harry Potter series and is perfect for anyone who's a fan of the books. Its appearance is just as magical as the combination of flavors, including St.-Germaine, lemon, and apple cider. Add a cinnamon stick as garnish for a wicked finishing touch.
Get the recipe: Golden Snitch cocktail
Spicy Pomegranate Moscow Mule
If you're partial to vodka, then this twist on a classic cocktail might be for you. The recipe is an artful combination of pomegranate, ginger beer, jalapeños, and, of course, vodka.
Get the recipe: spicy pomegranate Moscow mule
Whiskey and Apple Brandy Cocktails
The combination of whiskey and apple brandy helps create the perfect balance of flavors in this brandy cocktail sure to please any crowd. Top it off with a dollop of whipped cream for a fun touch.
Get the recipe: whiskey and apple brandy cocktails
Orange Bourbon Slush
Mix up the cocktail selection at your wedding with an icy bourbon delight. It's a relatively easy recipe to follow and re-create at your party with a strong fruity taste, thanks to frozen lemonade and orange juice.
Get the recipe: orange bourbon slush
Hot Buttered Rum
If the forecast says your wedding night will be a chilly one, warm your guests' spirits and tummies with indulgent amounts of vanilla ice cream, powdered sugar, and rum.
Get the recipe: hot buttered rum
Cranberry Old Fashioned
Bourbon's bold flavor is definitely the star of this Winter drink and your Winter wedding. The strong taste is nicely complemented by the sweetness of cranberries and acidic citrus from a slice of orange. A few drops of bitters, and this cocktail is ready to be sipped.
Get the recipe: cranberry old fashioned