Once the vows are said and done, there’s another union at the forefront of your guests’ minds: how close are they to the nearest bar?
Obviously beer, bubbles and bottles of vin rouge will be dotted around the tables, but to make a real statement on your big day you’re going to want at least one signature cocktail on the menu.
With the option for personalised cocktail names, seasonal flavours and insta-worthy garnishes, take a look at our top signature wedding cocktail picks.
Cheesecake Gin Fizz, Baron Hector de Branne
Nothing says decadence like creamy mascarpone and fizz. This heavenly cocktail from Baron Hector de Branne combines tangy Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin with rich mascarpone, Staibiano cream, Vanilla, Cream Soda and Amaretti Dust. Even if your nuptials are in the depths of the English countryside, there’s no doubt a sip of this cocktail will transport your guests to the wonders of the Amalfi.
Nanty Narker, Mr Fogg's
Rosé wine just screams summer doesn’t it, especially when adorned with a flower crown! Cocktail connoisseurs Mr Fogg’s have the perfect answer for a summery signature tipple; imagine lashings of Cointreau Noir liqueur sharpened with fresh citrus, Orgeat syrup and finished off with a generous ice-cold serving of vin rosé. Heaven.
Salcombe via Turin, Mix & Muddle
Showcasing the best of the British coastline with a sprinkle of Italian charm, Mix & Muddle’s beautifully simple creation is a surefire crowd pleaser on your big day. Juniper-heavy Salcombe Gin is married fabulously with Italian Punt e Mes vermouth, blood orange cordial, lemon juice and garnished with fresh sage and a spritz of Salcombe Seamist.
Dock of the Bay, The Rum Runner
The Rum Runner team are cocktail creationists who specialise in curating the perfect drink for the occasion - with clients such as Larsson & Jennings and KRICKET laying testament to their brilliance. Are your bridesmaids looking pretty in this season’s dusky pink? Why not pair them with this gorgeous concoction of gin, pink grapefruit, punchy fennel and bay leaf. Fresh and light on the palette, this zingy little number is as insta-worthy as it is delicious.
Tom Collins Cha-Chunker, GENUINE Liquorette
Dainty tipples not your thing? GENUINE Liquorette discard pomp and pageantry in favour of honest and punchy cocktails that were born to take centre stage. This cheeky creation is a perfect example; East London Liquor Company London Dry Gin is fed into a can of tangy Karma Kola Lemoney Lemonade with a pop of Mandarin Bitters. Your tastebuds will be dancing harder than your Dad on the dancefloor after this one.
Chilli Fling, Christabel's
Now that you’re married, you have to keep that flame burning with your beau until death do us part. Christabel’s are on hand to provide a little heat. Their kickin’ cocktail, Chilli Fling, consists of Victorian lemonade with a smack of chilli, sour hit of lime, blood red orange and topped off with tequila to bring the fiesta. Your love is guaranteed to have the eternal hots for you after a sip of this spicy señorita.
Amaretto Sour, The Cocktail Service
Cool and sophisticated, the Amaretto Sour never disappoints. The almond notes of Amaretto mix perfectly with lemony sharpness and a sugar hit of syrup, all completed with an egg white crown. Vegans amongst your guests? The Cocktail Service recommend to sub the egg white for 3 drops of Ms Better Bitters and you have yourself one inclusive signature beverage. Top tip: garnish with cherry and lemon zest for a hit of tropical colour.
Frosé, Midsummer Nightcap
Rosé is just so kitsch and evergreen, it has to appear twice in this signature lineup. Midsummer Nightcap have cottoned onto this and created the perfect drink to cool your nerves on your big day - the Frosé. What could be more thirst-quenching than an ice-cold frozen cocktail of rosé wine infused with fresh strawberries and lemons? It’s like summer in a cup!
Respect Your Elders, The Cotswold Bar Company
Seasonal ingredients make for an incredible signature cocktail. This little beauty from The Cotswold Bar Company embraces the much loved and humble British-grown cucumber and apple, pairing them perfectly with the iconic Tanqueray Gin, elderflower cordial. A heady and fresh drink to toast the speeches come lunchtime!
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