Top 7 Easy Summer Wedding Cocktails
Summer wedding season is quickly approaching! For those with impending nuptials, are all your ducks in a row? If one of your last boxes to check is finalize your signature cocktail or your entire bar menu, then this blog post is for you. If you’re newly engaged or know someone tying the knot, the following cocktails are also perfect for bridal luncheons, engagement parties, or even a night of wedding planning. But the most important takeaway is this – Molly’s delivers to special events! Our event planning team has over 30 combined years of experience! We’ll help you accurately estimate how much alcohol you’ll need and assist you in picking out the right wines, spirits and beers for your event all while keeping you within your budget! We will also work directly with your venue (if you have one) to ensure a pain free delivery process for you! Click here to get started!
But now back to the cocktails. As always, we’re following the trends over here and floral, herb-inspired cocktails are in! Not only will they look pretty in pictures, but these refreshing cocktails will have your guests drinking like royalty! We’ve included a little something for everyone in our top 7 summer wedding cocktail list. We’ve got bubbly, tequila, bourbon, vodka, and more! And make sure to check out #7. It’s a Molly’s original that’s already made its way into 5280 Magazine!
Grapefruit and Sage Mimosa
2 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
A sweet sparkling wine (we used Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rosé)
A few fresh sage leaves
A wedge of grapefruit for garnish
Tear a few sage leaves and place at the bottom of the glass. Add about 2 ounces of grapefruit juice and top off with sparkling wine. Garnish with additional sage leaves and grapefruit wedge.
Berry Elderflower Sangria
1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc or dry white wine
3/4 cup Elderflower liqueur
2 fresh peaches, sliced
5-6 fresh strawberries
6 fresh raspberries
1 small bunch of fresh white grapes
Stir ingredients in a pitcher or carafe. Allow fruit to soak in mixture for 15 minutes– or longer if desired. Serve in an ice-filled glass. Garnish with micro marigolds.
Peach Basil Moscow Mule
A few pieces of fresh basil
2 oz peach vodka
6 oz ginger beer
Fill glasses with ice. If you have copper mugs that’s awesome, but any cocktail glass will work! Add 2 oz of peach vodka and 6 oz ginger beer. Squeeze in 1/4 of a lime and then add a couple pieces of fresh basil. Stir all of the ingredients together.
Bourbon Mint Lemonade
1/2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz limoncello
8 0z (1 cup) lemonade
4-5 fresh mint leaves
Muddle mint leaves in glass and add a couple of ice cubes to release their flavor. Mix in bourbon, limoncello, lemonade and stir. Garnish with a few mint leaves.
Elderflower Mojito Cocktail
1 oz Elderflower liqueur
1 oz rum, white
10 fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 oz lime juice
1 1/2 oz simple syrup
Add the rum and mint leaves to a mixing glass. Muddle the mint leaves lightly. Pour the elderflower liqueur, lime juice and simple syrup into the mixing glass and stir. Pour into an ice-filled glass and garnish with edible flowers if desired.
4 slices of fresh cucumber
1 lime wedge
1 oz lime juice
1 1/2 oz tequila
1 oz triple sec
Tajin seasoning to rim the glass – chile peppers, lime, and sea salt
Place 3 cucumber slices (skin removed) in glassware and muddle. Add 1 ounce of lime juice, 1 1/2 ounces of tequila, and 1 ounce triple sec and stir. Add tajin to the rim and garish with a cucumber slice and lime wedge
Molly’s Laven-berry Prosecco Cocktail
1 lemon slice
1 rosemary sprig
A few fresh blackberries
1 1/2 oz lavender gin (we used Colorado’s Lee Spirits Lavender Gin)
1 oz blackberry liqueur (we used Leopold Bros’ Rocky Mountain Blackberry Liqueur)
Prosecco to top off
Combine lavender gin and blackberry liqueur and stir. Top off with prosecco. Garish with a lemon slice, blackberries, and a rosemary sprig.
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