One way to kick off cocktail hour and your reception is with a drink that represents you as a couple. A signature cocktail is a great way to reveal a little something about you two. You could base the drink off of your wedding theme, or even a drink you had together on your first date!
Some couples opt to have signature cocktails instead of just a cocktail. You could decide to have cocktails that reflect your wedding theme or each other as a person! Don't forget to add "mocktails" (none alcoholic beverages) and unique names for all of your drinks!
There are thousands of cocktails to choose from and we know you're busy planning your wedding day, so we've done you a favor. Below we have curated a list of some of the most praised wedding cocktails and their recipes. Cheers to finding a cocktail or cocktails that represents you and your groom-to-be!
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice (about ¾ medium lemon)
3/4 ounce simple syrup (recipe follows)
2 to 3 ounces Champagne (enough to top the glass)
Lemon peel, for garnish
1/4 cup honey or sugar
1/4 cup water
To make the simple syrup: combine the honey (or sugar) and water in a small saucepan. Warm over medium heat, whisking occasionally, just until the honey or sugar has disappeared into the water. Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool.
Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Securely fasten the cap on the shaker and shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain the liquid into Champagne glasses and top with Champagne.
Twist your lemon peel and hold it for a few seconds to retain the shape. Garnish your glass with the lemon twist, and enjoy this drink while it's cold!