Wedding Tip #14: Summer Cocktails on arrival
27 June 2017
- Summer Cocktails are all about colour and fruity textures. Create that wow-factor with tasty drinks garnished with fresh fruit.
- Cocktails for Irish weddings is still something in its infancy. As a result, try and choose popular drinks that your friends and family would like. Don’t forget, a unique twist on a classic cocktail even just on presentation can go a long way to having the desired effect.
- Think simple. Choose cocktails that are easy and simple to make in a large batch. Don’t forget, arrival drinks should be readily available and not leave your guests waiting.
- Check with your wedding venue on price, ingredients and presentation. You might love a cocktail based on that one image you saw on Pinterest, but Waterford Crystal glasses and gold flakes may set you back in the pocket.
The mojito is a classic summer drink. Easily put together, this combination of rum, lime and blueberries will cool you off on even the hottest of days. Click here for the recipe.
Fresh Watermelon Mint Juleps
What’s more refreshing than watermelon I ask? Nothing, that’s what. These watermelon mint juleps also add a soft pink to the occasion, with its strong bourbon or whiskey flavours presenting somewhat Jekyll and Hyde characteristics. Click here for the recipe.
The Love Potion Cocktail
The aptly-named Love Potion Cocktail infuses thyme and blueberries with prosecco to make the perfect summer cocktail. You can view the recipe here.
Strawberry Chamomile Paloma
Add a twist to the classic tequila-based Paloma and add in strawberries infused with a little chamomile honey tea. Your guests will thank you! For details, click here.
So elegant and classic, the vodka-based Lady Rose is finished simply with a pink rose petal, making this definitely a strong choice for her in the “His and Hers” cocktail options. Click here for the recipe.
Blue Crush Margaritas
Blue skies deserve blue cocktails and nothing screams “IT’S SUMMER!” with this modern twist on the classic margarita. Click here for details.
Elderflower Spanish Gin & Tonic
We couldn’t complete this list without some sort of variation of Ireland’s current favourite tipple, the G&T. Gin and Tonics are the ultimate summer drink, with this take garnished with grapefruit slices and berries. You can view the recipe here.
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