Spring and summer are the perfect times for fun, fruity cocktails. Adding a little fix and some pretty decoration and you’ve got a charming mix for the wedding season. These cocktail drinks are also great for an engagement party in the sunshine, or a chilled out hen party. Read on for our favourite drinks for the warm weather below.
A classic summertime drink sure to win the hearts of your female guests. A combination of vodka, orange, cranberry and lime, Cosmopolitans work well with any combination of food and drink. Having been made popular by hit HBO show Sex and the City, it’s a classy and feminine concoction.
Refreshing watermelon cocktail
Chowing down on a sweet and hydrating watermelon is the perfect way to spend a summer’s afternoon in the sunshine. It’s a fond childhood memory that can be whipped into an adult-friendly edition. Try adding a clear spirit like gin or vodka, then load up on crushed ice, mint and lime for a refreshing kick. It’s a delicious summer treat.
Champagne is a classic wedding drink – an alcoholic must-have on the day. But give your glass a touch of romance by opting for some pink champagne. Serve your glass with a slice of strawberry on the rim for a fruity, summery touch. Pink champagne also goes wonderfully with a pink or blush colour scheme – it’s a chance to match your drinks to your special day.
Raspberry limoncello prosecco
Raspberry and prosecco is a pretty unbeatable combo in our humble opinion. Style these ingredients into a beautiful summertime cocktail. Brides Magazine has the inside track:
“Don’t worry about summer heat getting your guests down. With this fizzy sipper they’ll cool down, and be ready to party, in no time. All your bartender needs for this cocktail: prosecco, limoncello, frozen raspberries and some refreshing sprigs of mint.”
A Mojito is a cocktail you have to include in your wedding drinks lineup. The zest and sourness of the lime combines beautifully with white rum and is offset by the mint. It’s a refreshing, simple creation and a favourite to millions.
Find the right cocktails for your own wedding
For a perfect spring and summer cocktail, stick to simple ingredients, fresh herbs and light, fruity mixers. For a wedding, you can’t go wrong with sparkling drinks and a touch of fruit. This list only scratches the surface of cocktails good for the spring and summer seasons. Choose yours based on your favourite flavours and liquors, as well as the colour scheme of your wedding.