Sure you could just rely on the basics for the bar at your wedding, but where’s the fun in that? If there’s one investment that we would recommend you splurge on, it’s hiring a mixologist to whip up some seriously delicious cocktails. Treat the tasting like a date night and work together to create the perfect menu for your big day. Cocktails are also a great way to set the mood for a wedding. We’re already in the holiday spirit(s) so we decided to round up a few of the most delicious-looking winter cocktail recipes that we could find. Try them out and choose your faves then, sit back and watch the joy on your loved ones' faces as they sip some of these delectable creations.
Perfect for a winter beach wedding, this cocktail puts a holiday spin on a tropical favorite. Take the classic mojito recipe with rum, mint, and lime, and add a bit of coconut milk and pomegranate arils to give it that winter vibe.
Photo/Cocktail: Our Salty Kitchen
Keep your wedding guests nice and cozy at your winter wedding with this seasonal Bourbon cocktail. It’s the Rosemary Honey Syrup that really makes it!
Photo/Cocktail: Half Baked Harvest
This winter citrus cocktail with vodka, St. Germain (elderflower liquor), ginger beer, and pomegranate is wonderfully refreshing. It would be the perfect cocktail to serve at a winter wedding where the climate is still quite warm to immerse your guests in all those holiday feels.
Photo/Cocktail: She Keeps A Lovely Home
This has to be the chicest cocktail we’ve ever seen. If your wedding color palette is deep and moody, this sake, St. Germain, and spiced black currant juice cocktail will be the perfect complement. It's wintery without being too holiday.
Photo/Cocktail: Kayl Chip
A wintery twist on the famous French 75, this cocktail consists of London Dry Gin, lemon juice, rosemary simple syrup, some bubbly, and a pomegranate and rosemary garnish. So chic, so festive!
Photo/Cocktail: Joy Oliver
A winter Cancun wedding? Then you absolutely have to serve this spicy take on the classic Mexican Paloma. It’s cranberry juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and tequila with a touch of spiced simple syrup as a nod to the season.
Photo/Cocktail: Half Baked Harvest
New Years' Eve weddings are the most fun. Surprise your guests with this unexpected twist on a Moscow Mule with a splash of bubbly for your midnight toast and go into the new year together in style.
Photo/Cocktail: Burrata And Bubbles
Excuse us while we go shake up one of these babies for ourselves…Okay, we’re back! One word–divine! If you love margs (who doesn’t) but want your cocktails to have that festive feel, it really doesn’t get much better than this. They also suggest garnishing with a “candied rosemary sprig for a wintry touch.”
Photo/Cocktail: The Charming Detroiter
Warm and comforting, this vodka-based cardamom cocktail is beautifully unexpected. Its modern vibe makes it perfect to sip at a winter rooftop wedding as you look over the snowy skyline.
Photo/Cocktail: Short Girl Tall Order
Pear is such an underrated winter flavor and we were stoked to find this recipe! This cocktail combines gin, soda water, and a homemade pear and vanilla simple syrup. It’s sweet and oh-so-tasty and would be perfect served with a spicy winter wedding cake.
This beauty combines all your favorite parts of a daiquiri and a Tom Collins. Benedictine, rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and tonic water blend together to bring you this lovely winter cocktail.