Top Waterfront Cocktails That You Need At Your Wedding

After love and best wishes, the two most important ingredients to a successful wedding reception are the food and cocktails. Many couples put a lot of thought and energy into the food menu, but what about the drink menu? What happens when you want more than beer, wine, and champagne? Better yet, have you considered a signature couples cocktail to get that celebration started?  

Signature cocktails chosen by the bride and groom have become the ‘in’ thing with newlyweds. In many cases, these drinks become the talk of the reception. We’ve found that couples who collaborate on food and drink menu options enjoy the process. Wedding planning can sometimes be stressful but a smile seems to come to the face of our customers when we discuss food and drink pairings and custom cocktails. 

After spending a considerable amount of time researching the best waterfront wedding cocktails, here are some ideas for must-have menu options in 2020/21. 

Blushing Bride

  • 4 oz. Champagne
  • 1 oz. Peach Schnapps                    
  • Splash of Cranberry juice

Combine the Champagne and Peach Schnapps in a champagne glass and top it off with a splash of cranberry juice to make it ‘blush!’ This will definitely be a hit at your wedding!

Mint–to-be Mojito

  • 10 leaves of fresh mint
  • ½ oz. simple syrup                        
  • 2 oz. White Rum
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice

Combine the mint leaves and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and muddle together. Add lime juice and white rum, and then add ice. Seal the cocktail shaker and shake briskly for 15-20 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish with a mint sprig.

Mai Tai the knot

  • 1 oz. Light rum
  • 1 oz. Dark rum
  • ½ oz. orange juice                                        
  • 1-1/2 oz. Triple sec
  • 1 oz. Pineapple juice
  • ¼ oz. Cranberry juice

Add juices, dark rum, light rum, and triple sec to a shaker with ice. Pour drink into the glass and give it an extra dash of triple sec. Garnish with a cherry and tie the knot!

Something Blue

  • 2 oz. Coconut rum
  • 1 oz. Blue Curacao                         
  • 2 oz. Pineapple juice

Mix ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously, and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with pineapple or add a sugared rim.

Now that you have some inspiration, talk to one of our talented event and wedding specialists about the drink options at our venues!