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10 Signature Cocktail Ideas for Summer Weddings

10 Signature Cocktails for SummerPhoto & Recipe:

Ahhhh, summer is here guys! Which means summer wedding season has officially begun. OMG. We hope you're as excited as we are! To celebrate all you lucky summer brides out there, we found a few signature cocktail ideas to help you celebrate, and who knows, enjoy with all your guests under the summer sun. 

Of course, we highly recommend you try before you buy...so grab your S/O or bridesmaids and make a date of it. All of the recipes you're about to see can easily be made at home with a handful of fresh ingredients. Choose your faves below, and enjoy responsibly. Already have a signature cocktail you love? Be sure to share it with us. Enjoy! 

10 Signature Cocktails for SummerPhoto & Recipe:

Grapefruit Rose Palmona 

What you'll need:

1.5 oz Tequila
1/4 cup Grapefruit rose simply syrup *recipe below
3/4 cup Grapefruit soda
Ice to top

*Grapefruit Rose Simple Syrup Recipe
1 cup grapefruit juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp rose water
Saucepan

Prepare: 
Begin by making the simple syrup. Add your grapefruit juice, sugar, and rose water to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved completely and the syrup has thickened slightly. Remove from the heat and let cool.

While the syrup is cooling prepare your rose sugar rim for each glass. Add your organic sugar and crushed dried rose petals to a plate and use a spoon to mix. Then, add a small amount of water to a separate plate. Take each glass and dip it into the plate with water. Then, dip it into the plate containing the rose petal sugar and twist. Let the sugar rim set for at least 5 minutes before adding in the cocktail ingredients.

Now make your cocktail! Add 1/4 cup of the syrup to each cocktail glass along with 1.5 oz of tequila and 3/4 cup grapefruit soda. Stir to combine and top each cocktail with ice to fill. Recipe makes one cocktail. 

10 Signature Cocktails for SummerPhoto & Recipe:

BLACKBERRY BOURBON SMASH

Ingredients: 

2 pints of fresh blackberries (for muddled mixture and garnish) 
3 mint leaves fresh
Simple syrup
Bourbon

Prepare: 
Muddle blackberries + mint leaves till you have a jam-like consistency. 

Add muddled mixture to bottom of glass. Fill glass with ice. 

Pour 2 oz. of bourbon.

Add simple syrup to taste. Note: If you love bourbon, you can skip this step. 

Garnish with a mint sprig and extra blackberries.

10 Signature Cocktails for SummerPhoto & Recipe:

SPARKLING GRAPEFRUIT BIKINI COCKTAIL

What you'll need: 

1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon raspberry jam (seedless)
3 ounces club soda
2 ounces chilled grapefruit soda
1 ounce vodka

Prepare: 

Add the grapefruit juice, jam, and vodka in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice for 20 seconds.

Pour into a glass filled with ice.

Add in the club soda and the grapefruit juice and stir.

Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and a straw!

10 Signature Cocktails for SummerPhoto & Recipe:

LIMONCELLO PROSECCO WITH BLUEBERRIES & THYME

What you'll need:

1 Packages of blueberries
1 Lemon, slices
1 Thyme
Ice
1 cup Limoncello liqueur
1 (750 ml) bottle Prosecco

Prepare:

Add the prosecco and limoncello liquor to a pitcher and stir.

Place a handful of blueberries in a glass, top with ice and fill with the limoncello prosecco. Garnish with thyme and lemon slices.

10 Signature Cocktails for SummerPhoto & Recipe:

Summer's Perfect ROSÉ SPRITZER


Ingredients: 

5 ounces of a dry Rosé
Fresh strawberries, chunked
Fresh mint leaves
2 – 3 lemon slices
Sparkling water or club soda

Prepare: 

Add fresh strawberries and lemon slices.

Muddle together until juicy.

Fill glass with ice and add rosé.

Top with sparkling water or club soda of your choice.

Garnish with lemon and mint. 


10 Signature Cocktails for Summer
Photo & Recipe:

Blue devil

Ingredients: 

Lime juice
Confectioner sugar
1 oz Light Bacardi Rum
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Orange juice

Prepare:

Rim a cocktail glass with the lime juice and confectioners sugar.

In a shaker filled with ice, add the Rum, Curacao, and orange juice.

Shake until well chilled.

Pour into a cocktail glass over ice.

Garnish with a slice of lime.

10 Signature Cocktails for SummerPhoto & Recipe:

MANGO SUNRISE PIÑA COLADA

Ingredients: 

2 oz coconut rum
2 oz mango juice
2 oz pineapple juice
1 tablespoon coconut cream
1 tablespoon grenadine
Fresh pineapple garnish

Prepare: 

Add coconut rum, mango and pineapple juices to a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake well to combine and chill.

Pour over ice into a cocktail glass.

Add coconut cream slowly by pouring over the back of a spoon.

Add grenadine by pouring slowly over top.

10 Signature Cocktails for SummerPhoto & Recipe:

Ginger Peach Moscow Mule 

Ingredients:

3 large ripe peaches
1 one-inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup water
6 ounces Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
Ice for serving
2 cups ginger beer soda (be sure to look for ginger beer, not ginger ale)
Lime or lemon wedges, for garnish

Prepare: 

Make the puree: Cut the peaches in half and remove pit (do not peel). Slice the peaches, reserving four slices for garnish. Combine the rest of the peach slices in a blender with the peeled ginger root, lemon juice, and water. Puree until very smooth then strain through a fine-mesh sieve, discarding any solids and keeping only the smooth puree.

To make the cocktail, combine 1 cup of the puree with the vodka in a large shaker filled with ice and shake until frosty. Divide the peach and Smirnoff vodka mixture evenly into four Moscow Mule mugs or cocktail glasses filled with ice.

Pour 1/2 cup ginger beer into each mug. Garnish with a lime or lemon wedge and a fresh peach slice.

10 Signature Cocktails for SummerPhoto & recipe:

Strawberry Lime Vodka Tonic


Ingredients: 

1.5 ounces vodka
2 strawberries
4 ounces tonic water
lime
sugar
muddler

Prepare: 

Gather ingredients, shot glass, bar glass, knife, cutting board, muddler, and plate.

Slice 2 strawberries and half a lime. You want wedges for squeezing lime juice and a slice for garnish.

Pour a small amount of sugar onto a plate.

Prep the bar glass by taking a lime slice and sliding along glass rim. Immediately put the glass rim in the plate of sugar. The sugar will stick nicely to the lime-soaked glass rim.

Add 1 sliced strawberries and squeeze 3 slices of lime into glass. Muddle slightly to release the strawberry and lime juices.

Add a pinch of sugar.

Add one shot of vodka which is around 1.5 ounces.

Fill glass with ice and the other slices strawberry and top off with tonic water.

Garnish with a lime slice. 

10 Signature Cocktails for SummerPhoto & Recipe:

Yes Way Rosé

What you'll need: 

Your favorite bottle of Rosé
Lemonade
Lemon slices

Prepare:

Fill glass 2/3 with Rosé.

Add 1/3 sparkling lemonade.

Garnish with a slice of lemon.