4 Signature Spring Wedding Cocktail Ideas

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This month we are focusing on all things Spring to help you in the process of planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop.

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Spring is the perfect season to get married as nature itself is preparing for a new start. Spring also offers plenty of fantastic ideas for weddings, especially when it comes to creating a signature cocktail for your big day.

Spring weddings should be all about bright colors and fresh tastes – and these are highlighted by these amazing signature wedding cocktail ideas we’ve picked for Hudson Valley brides and grooms.

1. Lavender Lemonade

Lavender is the perfect spring wedding accessory. You can use it to create touching decorations and floral displays, but it also adds a unique and beautiful taste to drinks.

This lavender lemonade has both the freshness and the bright spring-look. It’s also amazingly simple to make and you can use it as a welcome drink – or add a pitcher to each wedding table for guests to enjoy! Furthermore, you can make the cocktail with or without alcohol, ensuring you can have an alcoholic and non-alcoholic option of the same cocktail!

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The recipe only uses granulated sugar, water, dried lavender buds, lemon juice and the optional splash of vodka. You can find the detailed instructions at Lover.ly.

2. Strawberry Basil Margarita

If you are getting married later during the spring season, then strawberries are a must-have for your wedding reception. The freshness of new strawberries just oozes spring and love – not to mention the beauty of the bright red color.

Strawberry and basil are a quirky combination that’ll add the right amount of kick to your reception. The margaritas are perfect for a laidback wedding reception and this classic cocktail is a good fit for spring weddings with a vintage theme.
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There are many great strawberry basil margarita recipes out there, but this simple cocktail recipe at Kitchn has to be among our favorites. Once again, if you are looking for a signature wedding cocktail that offers both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options then this recipe can easily be changed to create both.

3. Pink Elephant

Soft pink is a great seasonal wedding color, especially popular in spring weddings. If you want to add a blush of pink to your wedding reception, then the Pink Elephant signature drink from the Martha Stewart website is a fantastic option.

The cocktail combines the fresh spring tastes of fresh lime juice and lemonade. You’ll then add the lovely soft shade of pink by adding some grapefruit juice and cranberry juice. A touch of vodka for the alcoholic version and you have a fantastic signature wedding cocktail.

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The secret of this recipe is also the fact that you can mix it well in advance. In fact, by leaving it to set for a few days, you’ll enhance the taste!

4. Kiwi Mango Mint Cocktail

Finally, for the ultimate refreshment you must try this Kiwi Mango Mint cocktail recipe from Drink of the Week. It is the perfect spring signature drink because it adds plenty of refreshing kick to your wedding reception and it also has the bright spring look. The bright mango yellow color is mixed with the bright green of the kiwis and the mint, creating a great combination of colors.

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You’ll be able to make this cocktail non-alcoholic by swapping the Kiwi vodka with some Kiwi juice, for instance. You can also play with the garnish or just leave the drink sit on tall cocktail glasses without any gimmicks.

I hope these ideas help you get more excited about your upcoming spring wedding! And if you’d like the rest of our planning tips, simply complete the form at the bottom of this post and we’ll email it to you!

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1.  Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events

2.  Ashley Rae at Ashley Rae Events

3. Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events

4.  Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last

5.  Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer

6.  Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events 

7.  Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs

8.  Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings

9.  Kelly King at Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing

10.  Rachel Huntoon at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast

11.  N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka

12.  Teresa Rhodes at Nearly Nesters 

13.  Laurie Kuerlemann at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, Inc <<<YOU ARE HERE!!

14.  Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity

15.  Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events

16.  Kimberly Parks at  KP Photography

17.  Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands

18.  Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events

19.  Nikki Michel at Ciao Bella Weddings

20.  Daphne Simpson at Elite Design

21.  Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings

 

The above signature wedding cocktail ideas add plenty of freshness and brightness to your spring wedding. For further ideas on how to organize a successful Hudson Valley wedding reception and ceremony, sign up for our free e-book!
What are some signature cocktails you hope to have at YOUR spring wedding? Let me know – I’d love to hear from you!!
Happy Planning!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurie Kuerlemann
MC/Host/Wedding Entertainment Director/Ordained Wedding Officiant
Platinum Party Events Entertainment 

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