Wedding cocktails are such a fun way to entertain and feed your wedding guests. Many brides and grooms choose to serve wine and beer at their wedding, but wedding cocktails are a fun detail anyone can do!
You can pick and choose one or two of these wedding cocktails ideas or tips and incorporate them into your wedding reception. Choosing only one or two of these wedding cocktail ideas is a great way to keep costs low at your wedding reception and not break the budget.
Herbs are a great addition to wedding cocktails that really are super affordable. The addition of herbs like rosemary and even mint add a fresh taste to a cocktail and a little greenery. Herbs bring the outside in and really will make your cocktails stand out at the wedding reception.
Whether you are hiring a company to bartend at your wedding or having a self serve bar at your wedding, herbs are an affordable and easy addition any one can make.
Be sure to serve cocktails at your wedding, like mint julep or mojitos that incorporate herbs.
Lavender Stir Sticks
Yes, lavender is an herb, but I thought in this caser it deserved its own category. Lavender is a popular herb in French cooking and still a relatively unused concept in America. If you are having a romantic wedding, then try making these lavender stir sticks for yoru wedding reception cocktails.
Take a nice thick stick of lavender and cu tit to about 5 inches long. No, remove the leaves on the lavender on the bottom three inches. Leave the lavender on top. You not have romantic great smelling lavender stir sticks for your wedding cocktails!
By the way, this same trick works well with other wood stems herbs, like rosemary.
Garnish is the perfect way to transform a plain cocktail into a fun wedding cocktail that coordinates with your wedding colors.
You can use lemon, orange or grapefruit slices on almost any cocktail including some beers!
For a fun sugar garnish on a wedding cocktail try buying colored sugar in a color that coordinates with yoru wedding. Any cocktails that sugar pairs well with can have the rim of the glass dipped in the colored sugar and carry on your wedding colors in a sweet way!
Retro cocktails are a prefect wedding cocktail for a reception with a vintage or funky theme. A Harvey Wallbanger is perfect for a groovy disco wedding reception. You can also use other retro cocktails like a whiskey sour that I am sure yoru wedding guests will enjoy!