Infuse your wedding cocktails with muddled berries, aromatic herbs or a bright squeeze of citrus for a refreshing signature drink. Below, some of our favorite swizzled sips to inspire your guests’ preceremony fun or cocktail hour (and keep them cool). Summer drinks call for fresh fruit, rosé spritzers and a whole lot of lemonade.
Boozy Arnold Palmer
Iced tea and lemonade marry beautifully—we all know it. But a splash (or two) of vodka makes this the perfect cocktail hour sip.
Mixed Berry Mojito
Crushed berries stain this classic rum-based cocktail a beautiful ruddy ombre, while fresh mint leaves add an earthy finish.
Lavender Lemonade with Pear Vodka
Nostalgia never tasted so chic. Not only is this drink lovely to look at, but lavender and pear add that “something extra” to the iconic, summertime favorite.
Sangria and summer go together like, well, rosé and summer. Dress up your favorite fruity rosé with a mixture of berries (the classic), kiwi (the unexpected) and even a splash of rum or brandy if you’re feeling extra naughty.
Grilled Peach and Bourbon
Grilled fruit means it’s finally summer. Bourbon gets a bright pick-me-up from grilled peaches and lemon juice for a drink that’s both vibrant and sophisticated.
Mix citrusy, spicy Pimm’s with either lemonade or ginger ale, then add a healthy dose of fresh garnishes (think: cucumbers, apples, strawberries, oranges and mint) to recreate this English delight. Tip: Substitute lemonade or ginger ale for champagne and you’ve got yourself a “Pimm’s Royal Cup.” Cheerio!
Champagne Lemonade Spritzer
This spritzer is tart, boozy and fizzy! Stick a cute straw in your champagne lemonade for endless refreshment, then add raspberries or blackberries for garnish and a bottom-of-the-glass treat.
Blushing White Sangria
Seasonal fruit like grapefruit, oranges, raspberries and strawberries make white wine blush with color and burst with flavor. Served over ice, there’s nothing better on a hot summer day.