Raise Your Glass to These Signature Cocktails

Raise Your Glass to These Signature Cocktails // Toledo Wedding Guide

words by // Eve Green


A signature cocktail is the perfect way to put a personalized touch on your wedding libations. Guests can loosen up with delightful mixology magic with fun and fizzy or smooth and classic options. Raise a glass and check out our favorite cool and colorful signature summertime cocktails.

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St. Germain Spritz

A signature cocktail should always be two things - sparkly and refreshing. That’s what makes the St. Germain Spritz simply perfect for a wedding celebration. Make this drink your own by choosing your favorite floral or fruit for serving.

What You’ll Need
4 ounces dry prosecco or other sparkling white wine
1½ ounces St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)
Club soda
Fresh lavender, flowers, or fruit (for serving)
(Recipe via Bon Appetit)

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Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade

Nothing says sweet summertime like a whiskey lemonade with a signature blackberry twist. Serve up this colorful cocktail at your outdoor wedding this summer.

What You’ll Need
12 ounces fresh blackberries
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 cup whiskey
1 cup lemon juice
1 large rosemary sprig
1 cup tonic water or sparkling wine
(Recipe via Life as a Strawberry)

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Rose Punch

Large batch drinks like punches are some of the easiest and most delicious libations to serve at your reception. Your guests can rose all day with this simply sweet rose punch.

What You’ll Need
4 peaches, sliced
1 bottle (750 ml) rose wine, chilled
2 cups sparkling lemonade, chilled
2 tablespoons Chambord (black-raspberry liqueur)
27 raspberries
(Recipe via Martha Stewart Weddings)

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Rosemary Bourbon Sour

This classic bourbon cocktail makes the most of fresh fruits and herbs. This made-from-scratch rosemary bourbon sour will impress and refresh your guests.

What You’ll Need
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup water
3 large sprigs of rosemary (plus, 1 small sprig each for garnish)
4½ ounces bourbon
2¼ ounces fresh lemon juice
Ice
(Recipe via Birdie Shoots)

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French 75

If you’re looking for a crisp and elegant signature cocktail, the French 75 is your go-to summer drink! This sweet sipper not only tastes great but looks amazing too.

What You’ll Need
1 ounce Hendrick's Gin
½ ounce St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)
½ ounce lemon juice
1-2 teaspoons simple syrup
Champagne
Ice
Berries & lemon for garnish
(Recipe via Oregon Bride)

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Champagne Mojito

Rum and fresh mint make for the perfect pair (just like you and your spouse) in this classic cocktail with a twist. Serve in a chilled champagne glass with fresh mint.

What You’ll Need
6 fresh mint leaves
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce Simple Syrup
1½ ounces rum, preferably 10 Cane
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 ounces Champagne or Prosecco, chilled
(Recipe via Style Me Pretty)

Limoncello Prosecco Cocktail Float

This lemony cocktail is so simple with just two ingredients. If you love limoncello this signature cocktail with an Italian twist is just for you!

What You’ll Need
¼ cup limoncello, straight from the freezer
¼ cup prosecco, chilled
(Recipe via Today)

Once you’ve selected your signature cocktail, set up the bar with a stylized menu showcasing your cocktails ingredients so guests can choose between the signature cocktail or other drinks provided at the bar. If you and your spouse don’t imbibe, consider a signature mocktail instead. All that’s left is to create a cute personalized name and make it into your very own signature cocktail! When coming up with a name for your signature wedding drink embrace cute puns with wedding related words. If your signature drink is an old fashioned, call it Something Old Fashioned. Serving a blush colored drink? Call it the Blushing Bride. Get creative and make it uniquely yours.

Raise a glass with your very own cocktail combination and toast to the beginning of a long and happy marriage!