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12 Bright and Sunny Cocktails for Spring

12 Bright and Sunny Cocktails for Spring


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As the weather gets warmer and snow becomes only a memory, it's time to bask in the glory of springtime — and one of the best ways to celebrate the season is by sipping some delicious drinks that pay homage to spring. Like their counterparts around the country, mixologists around New York City have created cocktails that incorporate the flavors of the season — including blooming flowers, in some cases — that are perfect for a night out or a springtime soirée at home. And even more good spring cocktail ideas come from the purveyors of premium spirits themselves.

Start the season right with an offering from the Lower East Side’s burlesque supper club, Duane Park: the flowery Gypsy Rose Lee, which captures the essence of springtime. Named after the famous 1940s burlesque dancer, this aesthetically pleasing drink, created by resident mixologist Sarah Linebarger, combines Hendrick’s gin, rose syrup, lime juice, muddled cucumber, and a torn rose, and is served with a garnish of rose petals.

People looking for the greener side of springtime should sample Beauty & Essex's Emerald Gimlet, a blend of Grey Goose vodka, basil, lemon nectar, and lime that will have people feeling like they're lying in grass and looking at the clouds. The Lady’s Mantle, from Mas (farmhouse) in Greenwich Village, is a refreshingly bright and aromatic taste of gin, elderflower, Lillet Blanc, and green Chartreuse.

The Bouquet combines top-shelf Elit by Stolichnaya vodka with lavender water. Prairie Organic Spirits mixes their cucumber-flavored organic vodka with lemon juice, strawberries, and mint for the fruity and refreshing Garden Variety.

These are just a few of the possibilities. Click here for recipes or detailed descriptions of these and other springtime cocktails.

A-List

From the makers of Viniq Shimmery Liqueur (vodka blended with moscato and "natural fruit flavors") comes this first-rate spring cocktail: 3 parts Viniq and 2 parts Champagne, poured into an elegant ice-filled glass and garnished with an orange slice.

A Rose by Any Other Name

From Gotham Bar and Grill. The name may come from Romeo and Juliet, but there's nothing tragic about this tasty mix of vodka, prosecco, fresh lemon juice, and Combier rose liqueur.


18 Signature Cocktail Ideas for Your Spring Wedding

If you're planning a spring wedding, you've probably already incorporated some of the season's best hits into your decor—whimsical colors, delicate blooms, and maybe even a playful twist. And while you've been busy checking off all the marks on your wedding planning to-do list, have you thought about cocktails?

A spring wedding brings so many choices when it comes to cocktail ideas. From fresh, flavorful ingredients to beautiful pastel hues, there are plenty of ways to work spring into a glass and keep cocktail hour just as seasonal as the rest of your big day.

Read on for 18 inspired spring cocktails to sip at your wedding.


20 Colorful Cocktail Recipes For Everyone's Favorite Shade

Because, why NOT drink a cocktail that's your favorite hue?

Make your party drinks as pretty as your party decor.

1/2 part Yellow Chartreuse

Shake well and fine strain into a coup. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Recipe via bartender Rob Krueger of Extra Fancy in Brooklyn.

1.5 oz. calvados apple brandy

.5 oz. rosemary simple syrup

Combine first five ingredients and shake with ice strain into martini glass and garnish with fresh basil.

Recipe via bartender Bryan Gall of Bacchus Bar in Portland.

2 oz. St. George Pear Brandy

.5 oz. honey bee pollen syrup

Add all ingredients into shaker, dry shake, then add ice and shake again. Fine strain into cocktail glass, and garnish with a fan of thin apple slices and a sprinkle of bee pollen.

Recipe via lead bartender Benjamin Harris of Pennyroyal in Seattle.

2 oz. NOLET'S Silver Dry Gin

Build in shaker, adding NOLET'S Silver Gin, Cocchi Americano, yellow Chartruese, lemon juice and then ice. Shake vigorously and fine strain. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Recipe via bartender Andrew Amaro of St. Julien Hotel in Boulder.

.5 oz. house made blueberry lavender syrup

Shake ingredients together, pour into champagne flute and top with prosecco.

Recipe via lead bartender Justin Sheffy of The Starlight Room in San Francisco.

1.5 oz. Sicilian almond milk

Topped with Limoncello Spuma (optional)

Fill a 10 oz. Collins glass with ice, then "spritz" the pre-mix ingredients into it (using a seltzer syphon). Top with Limoncello Spuma.

Recipe via mixology expert Francesco Lafranconi .

¾ oz. spiced pineapple syrup

Shake all ingredients except Campari and pour into a coupe. Add Campari that will sink to the bottom to add flavor and color. Garnish with edible gold stars. Serve up.

Recipe via bartender Laura Kruming of Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago.

Shake and strain, top with dry bubbles, garnish with an orange wheel and tarragon sprig, and serve.

Recipe via bartender Jesse Ross of Sycamore Den in San Diego.

1oz. fresh pink grapefruit juice

Grapefruit peel for garnish

Combine all ingredients except the grapefruit soda in a small tin, add ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice and fill with grapefruit soda. Stir, garnish and serve.

Add all ingredients to a shaker and do a dry shake. Add ice and shake. Strain over large cube in rocks glass and garnish with orange peel.

Recipe via bartender Geoffrey Balk of Pazzo in Portland.

1 oz. red bell pepper purée

.5 oz. Starvation Alley cold pressed cranberry juice

Combine mezcal, lime, bell pepper purée**, cranberry and serrano syrup in shaker tin. Shake and fine strain into a coup.

**Combine 1oz of water per medium bell pepper (seeds removed) in a blender and puree. Fine strain end result.

Recipe via bartender Joe Davis of Three Degrees in Portland.

4 1/2 oz. fresh orange juice (approximately the juice from 1 orange)

Mix ingredients and serve.

Recipe via mixologist Naren Young of Dante in New York City.

Combine ingredients over ice in a rocks glass and stir.

Recipe via bartender and beverage director Wilfredo Briceno of Miss Paradis in New York City.

4 oz. Angry Orchard Crisp Apple

Shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Top with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple. Garnish with a mint sprig.

.75 oz. fresh pineapple juice

Handful of fresh mint leaves

Combine all ingredients of Jäger Colada in blender with half cup of ice. Blend. Pour into bottom of hurricane glass. Combine all ingredients of Matcha-mint Gimlet in blender with half cup ice. Blend, pour on top of Jäger Colada. Garnish with grated orange peel and matcha powder.

Recipe via bartender Kalliopi Carolyn of Featherweight in Brooklyn.

Muddle together cucumber and jalapeño in a shaker. Add rest of ingredients, shake and strain over ice in rocks glass.

Recipe via bartender and beverage director Wilfredo Briceno of Miss Paradis in New York City.

2 oz. Roca Patrón Silver Tequila (infused with Butterfly Pea Flower)

.5 oz. Pamplemouse Rose Grapefruit Liqueur

.5 oz. pink peppercorn and lemongrass syrup

Shake all but lime and strain into coup. Add lime when serving to create color-change. Garnish with orchid.

Recipe via bartender Josh Mazza of Trademark in New York City.


30 Best Easter Cocktails for a Springtime Celebration

Just when we start to think that winter couldn&rsquot get any longer, springtime finally starts to reveal itself: The sun begins to shine, the flowers bloom, and Easter planning is in full swing. For the Drummond family, that means organizing a massive egg hunt, attending Sunday service, and sitting down to Easter brunch. The day wouldn't be complete without some festive Easter cocktails&mdashit&rsquos a celebration, after all! Make room for a glass of something fresh and fruity, like these colorful and cheerful spring-inspired drinks.

If you&rsquore anything like Ree, you spent way too much time filling Easter eggs with cash and candy, so we rounded up some easy cocktail recipes that can be made with minimal effort. They make the most of seasonal fruits (and even veggies) to add a bright pop of flavor and color to your Easter table. Whether you&rsquore hosting a daytime brunch or opting for Easter dinner, you&rsquoll want to pair your Easter recipes with a big batch of these Easter cocktails. Here you&rsquoll find floral-infused martinis, fruit-filled sangrias, and sparkling punches. If you find yourself heading outside for an Easter egg hunt, enjoy the warming temperatures with a frozen cocktail or spiked lemonade. Or if you&rsquore looking for something the kids can drink too, many of these simple Easter cocktails can be made without alcohol for a fun take on family-friendly mocktails.


40 Best Easter Cocktails Perfect for Sipping During the Egg Hunt

Relax with one of these while the kids race around the lawn.

Whether your family leans more toward Easter dinner or Easter brunch, if you've perused our recipes then the food you prepare is sure to delight your holiday crew. But creating an atmosphere of relaxed revelry and celebration is about more than just the meal. To make the party feel truly complete, we suggest you mix up a batch of Easter cocktails to go with it. Because the holiday often falls around the end of winter, it's the perfect excuse to break out some delicious spring drinks. This list of fruity, bubbly, and tasty drinks are almost as sweet as your Easter cake. Whether it's a big batch of sangria or elegant gin cocktails, there are flavors here for everyone to enjoy. (You could even leave out the alcohol if little ones want to partake too!) If you're serving a big crowd for Easter, try mixing up a pitcher of the strawberry lemon white wine sangria or limoncello citrus sangria. Or, if you're making a beautiful Easter brunch instead of dinner, there are tons of mimosas and Bellinis to make. Try the mimosas that look just like carrots, the bright pink strawberry cream mimosas, or the tangy grapefruit-mint Bellinis.

Easter is a time to celebrate, after all. What better way to do it than with a deliciously fruity cocktail to cheers to spring? No matter if you serve them during your Easter appetizers or you wait for some after-dinner fun, these easy Easter cocktails are sure to bring joy to your whole crew.


Inspired by Brazil's national drink, these boozy popsicles are made with cachaça, lime juice, and mint.

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27 Easter Cocktails That'll Seriously Impress Your Guests

These easy spring drink recipes will fit in perfectly with the blossoming colors of the season.

Easter is a wonderful holiday for so many reasons. It's a great time to celebrate the changing of the seasons, to be with loved ones, and of course to celebrate the life of Jesus Christ. Whether you're celebrating this Easter at home with virtual services and the people you live with, or you're able to safely gather with loved ones, one way to mark the day as a special occasion is with a fancy cocktail. These Easter cocktails are bright and cheerful, just like the holiday, and they'll be sure to delight anyone who tries them. And no need to worry if you're not a certified mixologist, these easy spring drink recipes can be made by anyone, regardless of skill level. In fact, a lot of these Easter cocktails only require a handful of ingredients so you can impress your guests with minimal effort and maximum taste.

In addition to your fancy Easter cocktails, you can make the holiday celebrations special with an Easter meal that the whole family can gather around the table to enjoy. And after your meal &mdash and dessert, of course, because who could resist a delicious Easter dessert? &mdash there are plenty of fun Easter activities that people of all ages can participate in. Whether you want to do a craft project like decorating Easter eggs, a fun and adventurous Easter egg hunt, or a group reading of Bible verses about Easter, there are tons of fun ways to spend the afternoon. Happy Easter!


35 Best Summer Cocktails to Enjoy This Season

As the weather heats up, cool off with these refreshing summer drinks.

Whether you're hanging poolside or barbecuing in the backyard, there's nothing better than enjoying the warm weather with a summery cocktail in hand. We've curated an extensive list of drinks that are not only easy to make and delicious but are filled with the season's freshest ingredients&ndashfrom watermelon and mint to berries and peaches, these cocktails are the epitome of summer in a glass. Here are 30 cocktails to enjoy throughout the summer season.

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Ingredients:
2 oz Bulldog gin
1.5 oz Fuji Cloudy apple juice
.5 oz rhubarb cordial
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz Chambord
2 dashes of rhubarb bitter
6 mint leaves (stemless)
1 pinch of pink peppercorn

Instructions:
Shake all ingredients with ice and single strain inside the glass, allowing the mint to enter into the glass. Finally sink the Chambord, pinch the pepper and garnish with the rhubarb, crushed pink peppercorn, and mint spring. Garnish with mint sprig, rhubarb slice, and pink peppercorn.

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Spring 44 gin
5 oz Fever Tree tonic
Lime and lemon wheels

Instructions:
Pour the gin over a wine glass filled with ice. Top with tonic water and stir. Garnish with lemon and lime wheels.

Courtesy of Marshall Minaya at Valerie in New York City

Ingredients:
5-6 large ice cubes
2-3 cubes of watermelon
2-3 slices of jalepeño
1 bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rich champagne

Instructions:
Place 5 ice cubes in a large wine glass, add cubes of watermelon, sprinkle in jalapeño slices, and top off with Veuve Clicquot Rich.

Courtesy of Veuve Clicquot

Ingredients:
2 oz Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey
.75 oz Lillet Rosé
.5 oz Aperol
2 muddled cucumber slices
1 pinch of Kosher salt

Instructions:
Muddle cucumbers lightly. Stir ingredients together and double-strain into a coup glass. Garnish with cucumber slice.

Courtesy of Joaquín Simó at Pouring Ribbons in New York City

Ingredients:
1 oz Four Pillars gin
.75 oz Mizu Lemongrass Shochu
.5 oz Italicus
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Half bar-spoon matcha
2 cucumber slices
1 egg white
2 dashes orange bitters

Instructions:
Add egg white, add perishable ingredients, add 2.25 oz (Mizu, Italicus, gin), dry shake, wet shake, fine strain into a coup glass.

Courtesy of Thomas Flynn at Paper Daisy in New York City

Ingredients
1.5 oz Don Papa 7 rum
.5 oz ginger syrup
.5 oz peach purée
.5 oz lemon juice
1 egg white
Soda top

Instructions
Dry shake, re-shake with ice, top with soda. Garnish with fresh ginger and lemon peel.

Ingredients
4 cups cubed watermelon
1 750-ml. bottle moscato
1 cup rum
Juice of 4 limes
Zest of 2 limes
1 tbsp sugar
Lime slices, for garnish

Instructions

In a blender combine watermelon, moscato, rum, lime juice and zest, and sugar and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled.
Garnish glasses with lime slices and serve.

Ingredients
2 oz Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka
1 oz fresh cucumber puree
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz sesame simple syrup*
1 lemon balm leaf

*Sesame simple syrup is made by toasting sesame seeds until golden brown then added to equal parts sugar and hot water. Strain to remove all seeds before serving.

Instructions
Slap lemon balm to release essence. Add cucumber puree, lemon and sesame syrup to cocktail shaker. Add vodka and shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with fresh cucumber.

Courtesy of Cru, Nantucket

Ingredients
1.5 oz Elijah Craig Bourbon
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz Ferrand Dry Curacao
.25 oz Crème de Pêche
Mint sprig

Instructions
Add ingredients to a mixing glass with pebble ice. Whip by moving a bar spoon around the liquid in a back and forth motion as opposed to stirring it. Strain into a rocks glass with new pebble ice and garnish with a mint sprig.

Courtesy of Forty1North, Newport, Rhode Island

Ingredients
1.5 oz El Dorado white rum
1 oz Blue Curaçao
.5 oz pineapple juice
1 oz coconut cream
1 strawberry

Instructions
Place all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, and shake vigorously. Pour into highball glass over crushed iced. Float heavy cream and add 1 sliced strawberry for garnish.

Courtesy of The Rum House in New York City

Ingredients
2 oz Old Ipswich "White Cap" rum
1 oz beet molasses (combine equal parts roasted beets and molasses in a blender and blend with a few sprigs of fresh mint)
1 oz fresh lime
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Ingredients
Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a mint spring and candy cane beet slice.

Ingredients
5 scoops french vanilla ice cream
3 oz bourbon

Instructions
Combine ingredients and blend together to create a boozy milkshake.

Courtesy of the J-Bar at Aspen, Colorado's Hotel Jerome

Ingredients
2 oz orange blossom-infused vodka
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz summer berry-riesling emulsion

Instructions
1. Begin with a rapid infusion of orange blossom and vodka using a thermal whip container (if you don't have a thermal whip container, the standard infusion process can be used). Add the pressed lemon to the infused vodka and pour over crushed ice. Top the cocktail with an emulsion of summer berries and riesling. Garnish with an edible orchid.

Ingredients
1 oz Del Maguey 'Vida' mezcal
.5 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
1 oz pineapple juice
.5 oz yuzu juice
.25 oz ginger juice
.5 oz raspberry syrup
Hefeweizen beer
Raspberries

Instructions
Shake and strain on ice in a highball glass. Top with hefeweizen beer and garnish with 3 skewered frozen raspberries (resting across rim) and a metal straw.

Courtesy of Bacchanal in New York City

Ingredients
1.5 oz Grey Goose Citron vodka
.5 oz raspberry syrup
.5 oz St. Germain liqueur
1.5 oz Franciacorta sparkling wine
.25 lime juice

Instructions
Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a wine glass. Garnish with frozen raspberries.

Courtesy of New York City's Casa Lever Gardens

Ingredients
1.5 oz Tanteo jalapeño-infused tequila
2 oz of watermelon purée (purée pieces of watermelon in blender)
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.75 oz simple syrup

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a glass, garnish with lime, and serve.

Ingredients
2 oz London Dry gin
1 oz sweet vermouth
.25 oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
2 dashes Angostura orange bitters

Instructions
Stir ingredients with ice in a mixing glass and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Courtesy of Gato in New York City

Ingredients
50 ml Auchentoshan American Oak Scotch whisky
20 ml fresh lemon juice
15 ml honey syrup (1 part honey, 2 parts water)
4&ndash5 mint leaves

Instructions
Combine the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a Mason jar filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Created by Angus McIlwraith of the Glasgow-based catering company Badaboom

Ingredients
1.5 oz Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
.5 oz elderflower syrup
.75 lime juice
1 dash Moroccan Bitters
.5 oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum
1 bottle good quality ginger beer
1 sprig mint

Instructions
Combine Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, elderflower syrup, lime juice, and bitters in a Boston shaker. Add one ice cube and quickly shake to incorporate all ingredients. Pour into a beer glass with crushed ice, top with ginger beer, and float Cruzan Black Strap Rum on top. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Courtesy of Cassandra Lee, head bartender for L'Atelier and Le Grill de Joël Robuchon in New York City

Ingredients
1.75 oz Maestro Dobel reposado tequila
.5 oz Alvear Pedro Ximenez sherry
.5 oz Cointreau
1 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz fresh orange juice

Instructions
Build all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice. Shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice in a double rocks glass.

Courtesy of Strip House Midtown in New York City

Ingredients
Orange bitters
Orange twist, for garnish
.75 part Campari
2 parts water

Instructions
Several hours before serving, mix together Campari and water and freeze in a square ice mold. When frozen, make the cocktail: Place 2 Campari ice cubes in rocks glass. Pour all ingredients over ice cubes and garnish with a wide orange twist. Stir the drink to start the ice melting.

Ingredients
2 oz Bulleit Bourbon
.5 oz Chambord
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz demerara syrup
5 muddled blackberries
6 mint leaves

Instructions
Mix all ingredients in a shaker and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a blackberry.

Courtesy of Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton, New York

Ingredients
1.5 oz Absolut Elyx vodka
.5 oz St. Germain
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz lemongrass syrup*
.5 oz pineapple juice

*For the lemongrass syrup, wash and chop 6-8 stalks of lemongrass. Add to one quart of simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water fully dissolved). Place all in a blender. Blend until lemongrass is finely chopped. Leave to stand for an hour, then strain out solids. Keep refrigerated.

Instructions
Combine ingredients and shake well. Double strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a single mint leaf.

Courtesy of New York City's Beautique

Ingredients
4 fresh blackberries
.5 oz simple syrup
1 oz Milagro Reposado Tequila
.75 oz Ancho Reyes
.75 oz fresh lime juice
4 leaves loose basil

Instructions
Muddle blackberries with simple syrup. Add other ingredients and shake well. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Courtesy of Brooklyn's McCarren Hotel & Pool

Ingredients
2 oz Bacardi Superior Rum
1 oz coconut water
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz chipotle syrup*

*To make the chipotle syrup, combine the following in a pan, bring to a boil, and double strain:

2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Steep 3 largely chopped chipotles in the hot syrup to taste (10 or 15 minutes)

Instructions
Combine all, shake over ice, and strain into coupe. Garnish with a piece of coconut.

Courtesy of RedFarm in New York City

Ingredients
1.5 oz vodka
1 oz sour mix*
3 bar spoons good quality strawberry jam
2-3 dashes rhubarb bitters

Instructions
In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients. Shake with ice, double strain, pour into a coupe (preferably a 5 oz coupe). Top with a dry Prosecco and finish with a lemon and lime twist.

*Rally Pizza's house sour mix is a combination of half an ounce of simple syrup, a quarter ounce of lemon, and a quarter ounce of lime

Courtesy of Rally Pizza in Vancouver, Washington

Ingredients
2 parts Montelobos Mezcal
1 part lime juice
.75 parts pineapple gum
2 parts sparkling water
Dehydrated pineapple slice and hoja santa leaf for garnish

Instructions
Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake. Strain over fresh ice cubes in a stemless wineglass. Top with soda. Garnish with pineapple slice and hoja santa leaf.

Ingredients
1.5 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original or Triology Irish Whiskey
.5 part Grahams LBV Port
.5 part lemon juice
.75 tsp sugar
.5 part egg white
2 dashes olive oil
Top of soda

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a small fizz glass. Serve.

Ingredients
Mezcal rinse (del maguey)
2 oz Espolon reposado tequila
1 oz honey syrup
.75 lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 lemon peel

Instructions
Shake ingredients well with ice. Pour into glass. Add 2 dashes of bitters on top of drink. Garnish with lemon peel.

Created by Nick Korbee, executive chef and beverage director at Egg Shop in New York City

Ingredients
1 oz cacao-infused Avua prata cachaça
.5 oz amaro Montenegro
.5 oz condensed milk
.5 oz whole milk

Instructions
Add ingredients to a shaker, add ice and shake lightly, and strain over a juice glass filled with crushed ice-. Top with shaved nutmeg.

Ingredients
5 or 6 blueberries, muddled
2 oz blanco tequila
.5 oz Combier orange liqueur
.5 oz simple syrup
1 oz lime juice

Instructions
Shake and strain over ice in rocks glass.

Ingredients
2 oz Don Julio Blanco tequila
.5 oz Aperol
.5 oz St. Germain
1.5 oz grapefruit juice

Instructions
Muddle 4 basil leaves in a shaker with St. Germain. Add ice, tequila, and grapefruit juice. Shake ingredients with ice, strain, and pour into a martini glass. Add the Aperol as a float on top, and garnish with a basil leaf.

Ingredients
1 oz Rutte Old Simon Genever
1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Coconut Fat-Washed Campari
2 dashes Peychaud&rsquos Bitters
2 dashes Regan&rsquos Orange Bitters No. 6

Instructions
Build in a vessel, add ice, stir until cold, and strain over a large ice cube. Garnish with a fresh orange twist.

Courtesy of Moses Laboy, beverage director of Craveable Hospitality Group at David Burke Kitchen

Ingredients
1 oz Flor de Caña 7 Year Rum
.5 oz Plantation Barbados Rum 5 Year
.5 oz orgeat
1 oz fresh carrot juice
.5 oz fresh orange juice
.5 oz fresh lime juice

Instructions
Fill crushed ice in rocks glass. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake hard. Strain into glass. Garnish with bushel of mint and a carrot. For a nice froth on top, add 1 egg white to the shaker tin with the lime juice first and shake hard without ice to froth up the egg white. Then continue making the cocktail like above, adding all the rest of the ingredients to the egg white.

Courtesy of the Inn at Dos Brisas, Washington, Texas

Ingredients
Handful of ice
1 oz Aperol
4 oz prosecco
Splash of club soda
Orange wheel for garnish

Instructions
Fill a wine glass with ice. Combine the prosecco, followed by Aperol. Top off with a splash of soda and gently stir. Garnish with orange slice.


50 Signature Wedding Cocktails

Toast to a long, happy marriage with delicious cocktails and mocktails guaranteed to be a hit on your big day.

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A Twist on the Classic Mint Julep

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Berry Rose Mojito

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Pretty-in-Pink Mimosa

These pretty-in-pink sips are bubbling with pineapple and blood orange juices, champagne and o range liqueur. For a jazzy addition, have your bartender rim each glass with pink sanding sugar. GET THE RECIPE

Refreshing Rosemary Greyhound

If you like your adult beverages on the sweet and savory side, then definitely give this rosemary greyhound a try. It&rsquos pretty-in-pink thanks to a bit of grapefruit juice which gives it a citrusy kick.

Blackberry + Honeysuckle Spritz

Serve your guests a delicious cocktail they'll be dreaming about all year long. Pair juicy, garden-fresh blackberries with sweet honeysuckle vodka for a colorful cocktail that tastes like summer in a glass.

Beer Margarita

Get the best of both worlds by combining two popular wedding drinks &mdash beer and margaritas &mdash into one refreshing and delicious sip.

Moscow Mule With a Twist

The classic Moscow mule gets a cold-weather makeover with the addition of cranberry simple syrup &mdash perfect for those chilly fall and winter weddings.

Summery Honeysuckle Mimosas

Equal parts pretty, delicious and easy to assemble, this sweet, sunny cocktail will wow the crowd at your romantic summer or spring wedding.

Whimsical Gin Fizz

Eat, drink and be merry with a signature sparkling cocktail that's bursting with vibrant berry colors and an evergreen-like fragrance.

Boozy Bourbon + Peach Smash

Just one sip and you'll agree: bourbon + peach = a match made in cocktail heaven. Best of all, this not-too-sweet summery sip is a snap to make by macerating the fruit overnight for a perfectly peachy syrup.

Tipsy Hibiscus + Green Tea

Rich in antioxidants and full of flavor, this bourbon-based cocktail is both good for you and good for what ails you.

Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Sour

Show off your and your spouse's playful personalities with a signature sip to match. Packed with bright citrus flavors and based with bourbon, this cocktail is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Honeysuckle Strawberry Slush

Treat your guests with a grown-up slushie that combines two of the summer season's most iconic flavors: strawberry and honeysuckle (vodka, that is).

Lavender Collins Cocktail

This colorful twist on the classic Collins cocktail puts fresh-picked lavender to good use and will look pretty in your wedding pictures.

Summertime Watermelon Mule

Give your standard mule a summery kick in the glass with the addition of fresh, muddled watermelon.

Purple Rain Perfection

Let the good times roll with this signature Purple Rain cocktail that incorporates Don Julio Blanco tequila, cranberry syrup, fresh lemon and lime juices and is garnished with a purple flower.

Autumn Harvest Sangria

Brimming with fall's most iconic flavors, this sangria is sure to warm guests up no matter the temperature outside.

Tipsy Tropical Agua Fresca

For nuptials taking place on a hot sunny day, consider this fruity and refreshing cocktail of pineapple, lime, orange, tequila and rum to get your guests in the party mood.

Cardamom Berry Smash

The deep flavor of fresh blackberries melds with the exotic spice of cardamom syrup and citrusy botanicals of gin to create a refreshing relief to the summer heat. This would fit right in at a rustic-chic soirée.

Magical Margarita

Get ready for the oohs and aahs with this luxurious margarita featuring a shimmery-blue liqueur and edible gold stars.

Smashed Cherry Mule

This sweet, pretty drink takes full advantage of fresh cherries by blending them into a classic Moscow mule.

Pineapple Hibiscus Punch

We&rsquore deeming this boozy beverage "summer in a glass." Sweet pineapple juice and white rum layer with complex flavors like ginger, cilantro and hibiscus tea to pack a tasty punch.

Pink Grapefruit Gin and Tonic

Garnished with mint and a slice of pink grapefruit, this delicious take on the gin and tonic would be ideal for a spring garden wedding.

Lime in the Coconut Cocktail

Perfect for a beach wedding, this tropical adult beverage is made with coconut vodka, pineapple puree and a splash of flavored sparkling water.

Mocktail: Sparkling Cran-Citrus

It's great to include a mocktail for those who don't imbibe or little ones in attendance. A splash of cranberry juice added to orange-flavored sparkling water gives this drink a fun coral hue. Rim each glass with sugar and garnish with an orange wedge to evoke an adult-beverage aesthetic.

Boozy Berry Patch Lemonade

Calling all berry lovers! This one's for you. Raspberries, blackberries and strawberries soak in a mix of lemonade, bourbon and pomegranate juice to make this tasty cocktail: a great choice for a Southern summer wedding.

Sweet Honey Bourbon Cider

For a tasteful drink to serve at a fall reception, combine bourbon, honey and apple cider to make a sweet and sugary cocktail that guests will love.

Pretty Pomegranate Mimosa

The perfect drink for getting ready with the girls, a mimosa is a classic way to celebrate the day of the wedding. Opt for pomegranate juice over the traditional orange juice for a fun take on the traditional brunch cocktail.

Caramel Apple Martinis

Ditch the classic cocktails and opt for flavorful versions instead, like these delicious caramel apple martinis. Dress up the glasses with cinnamon sugar and a wooden stir stick.

Boozy Orange Creamsicle Float

Cocktail hour meets dessert time with these decadent grown-up creamsicle floats. It's safe to say that you won't find anything like this on a normal dessert table.

Cherry, Vanilla and Amaretto Cocktail

If a cozy winter wedding is in your future, this cocktail is the way to go. Cherry, vanilla and amaretto give this sip all the flavors of a hot-from-the-oven cherry pie. The whipped cream and pie crust crumble make it as pretty as it is tasty.

Refreshing Mint Julep

Having a summer wedding? Cool off with this Southern classic.

Pink Flamingo Cocktail

Bring the feel of a tropical destination wedding to your reception with this fun-in-the-sun, pink flamingo cocktail. Feeling extra? Garnish the glasses with fresh fruit slices and a playful umbrella.

Mocktail: Virgin Grapefruit Mojito

Pink grapefruit, sweet agave and fresh mint are muddled together and topped with flavored soda to create the same great taste of a mojito, just without the alcohol.

Black & Blue Mint Mojito

Brightening up a classic cocktail for a unique signature sip is as easy as incorporating juicy fresh fruit and aromatic herbs.

Sneaky Tequila Cocktail

Not for the faint of heart, this cocktail has a smooth taste with a powerful punch, thanks to tequila, coconut rum and peach schnapps topped with pineapple and cranberry juices.

Appleberry Pie Cocktail

This cocktail is almost too pretty to drink . almost. This berry-heavy cocktail features raspberries, blueberries and blackberries and is mixed with apple juice and cognac. Yum!

Mai Tai

The name Mai Tai actually translates to "out of this world" in Tahitian, and that&rsquos exactly what this signature sip is. But to enjoy the tasty concoction, all you really need to know is which dark and light rums you prefer.

Coastal Citrus Punch

This one's for all you fruity cocktail enthusiasts. Six types of fruit combine with white wine to create a tasty punch that your guests will keep coming back for.

Sol de Flare Cocktail

Some like it hot! This refreshing cocktail, peppered with spicy tequila, is sure to start a fiesta on your special day.

Cranberry Lime Float

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? Look no further than this refreshing combination of lime sherbet, cranberry juice and vodka.

Mocktail: Cantaloupe Ginger Spritzer

You just can&rsquot go wrong with a zingy, flavorful spritzer. Incorporate unexpected flavors like cantaloupe and ginger for a conversation-starting sip to enjoy while celebrating all night long.

Tart Strawberry Mojito

Delicious strawberries and tart lemons lend a sweet summertime twist to the classic mojito in this irresistible cocktail.

Spicy Mango Margarita

Calling all spice lovers! This delicious blend of mango, jalapeno and tequila is sure to set your mouth (and the party) on fire.

Mellow Melon Margarita

Like its name promises, this fruity twist on the traditional margarita will leave you refreshed and feeling mellow. (And who can't use that after all the stressful wedding planning?)

Matcha Green Tea Gimlet

If you're looking for sophistication, look no further. The grassy notes of matcha balance perfectly with flowery botanicals of London dry gin in this very "green" cocktail. It's a bit tart, a bit sweet, a bit unusual and very tasty.

Chocolaty Peppermint Cocktail

Dreaming of a winter wonderland? Keep your wedding guests warm with this decadent cocktail made with peppermint and hot cocoa.

Golf-Themed Cocktail

Don't forget about the groom's signature drink. For this cocktail, combine Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila, cold brewed tea, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and dry shake for 5 seconds. Pour into Collins glass with ice and top with soda water. Add 5 dashes of angostura on top and garnish with reindeer moss.

Delectable Caramel Apple Sip

If you're planning a fall wedding, try something seasonal like this caramel apple mixed drink. It can be served warm or cold depending on your preference.

Mocktail: Raspberry Lemon Cooler

Looking for a mocktail that tastes as refreshing as a cocktail? Fresh raspberries add a sweet fruitiness while non-alcoholic ginger beer creates an unexpected spiciness in this aesthetically pleasing drink.


In this negroni cousin, the gin is replaced with rye whiskey. Get the recipe for Old Pal » Ingalls Photography

Light, orangey Lillet Blanc and fresh lemon juice brighten a springlike twist on the Negroni. Tarragon and tart, hibiscus-based Burlesque Bitters from Bittermens add floral, herbaceous notes. Get the recipe for Pink Negroni » Zoe Schaeffer


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