Summer is the most popular season for weddings. Many couples choose open-air and eco locations for their celebrations. It is quite popular nowadays to hold a party under a tent or in a country cottage that is closer to nature. In any case, a summer wedding is held in a hot season. Thus, those couples who want to celebrate their holiday in June, July, or August, should think about refreshments. It is important to provide guests with such beverages to ensure that they feel comfortable and do not suffer from heat.
Here are some creative ideas for summer wedding cocktails:
1. Whiskey Smash
• Sliced half of lemon
• 6 mint leaves
• 20 ml of syrup
• 60 ml of Buffalo Trace whiskey
Mash slices of lemon with mint leaves and syrup. Add ice and bourbon and shake the mixture. Strain, pour in glasses and garnish with a large sprig of mint.
2. Raspberry Basil Cocktail
• 2 slices of lemon
• 4 leaves of basil
• 6 raspberries
• 1/2 teaspoon of powdered sugar
• 15 ml of limoncello (preferably homemade!)
• 30 ml of lemon vodka
Mash raspberries, basil and lemon slices. Fill a glass with ice. Add limoncello, lemon vodka, powdered sugar, and stir until the powder is dissolved. Add champagne. If desired, decorate the glass with a slice of lemon and raspberries.
• 750 ml of champagne or sparkling wine
• 1/2 cup of pear vodka
• 1/3 cup of lime juice
• 1/3 cup of syrup
• 1 cup of diced pear
• 1 cup of diced nectarine
• 1 cup of diced strawberries
• Sugar for decoration
Stir all the fruits and put them in a jug. Add pear vodka, lime juice, syrup to the jug and mix. Keep in a refrigerator until serving. Just before serving, add champagne or sparkling wine. Smear the edges of the glass with lime juice and dip in sugar. Pour Sangria. Enjoy it!
4. Cocktail with hibiscus
• 1/2 cup of dried hibiscus flower
• 240 ml of vodka
• Juice of 1 lime
• 480 ml of tonic
Mix hibiscus flowers with vodka (best mixed in a glass jar). Cover and let it brew for 12 hours. Strain the mixture. Pour the resulting substance and lime juice into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake for 1 minute. Pour into glasses, put ice, and add tonic. Mix everything.
Remember, cocktails should look beautiful and match the general concept of your summer wedding. Thus, it is important to think about not only ingredients but also garnish. For example, a sprig of lavender or mint, a slice of some fruit put on a glass, blueberries put on a stick will become an excellent garnish.