October 29, 2013

The Art Of Welcome Drinks For Wedding Receptions

Posted By Vernon Francis

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The marital union of two people is a moment of celebration, and no celebration is complete without drinks. There are various cocktail mixes that make wonderful beverages for the adult attendees partaking in this joyous occasion.

There really is no specific type of drink that absolutely must be served at a wedding as everyone has their own tastes and preferences. However, there are a few recipes that are considered signature favorites and are best served during celebratory events. These can be served with dinner or be made upon request at the bar. Here is a selection of welcome drinks for wedding:

Popular Wedding Cocktail Drinks

Several cocktails on a table.

The following are some great drink recipes that will give guests a wonderful delight as they treat their taste buds to these popular drinks.

Bourbon Fizz

This cocktail has a very bold taste and is made from Kentucky spirit mixed with orange juice, club soda, amaretto and a dash of anise-flavored liquor.

Starlight Royale

This is a delicious blend of champagne with a hint of lime juice and gin topped with a splash of grenadine for a pinkish glow.

Margarita

This is your run-of-the-mill tequila cocktail that is served at just about every formal function. However, it is worth mentioning because it is an all-time favorite classic and some guests at some point or another are going to request a margarita. The tequila is complemented with citrus-flavored juice or lime. Salt may also be sprinkled around the rim of the glass for added flavor.

Southern Bride

This one definitely belongs on this list because of its name. It is a martini made with gin, grenadine and grapefruit. Aside from the reception, it is also a great drink for bridal showers and as a drink for the bride and her bridesmaids.

Godiva Chocolate Martini

This is a great drink for coco lovers and is also an excellent beverage to serve with the wedding cake or other after-dinner dessert. It is made from a combination of Godiva Original Liqueur and Ciroc Vodka.

Baileys Minty Mistletoe

This is a great drink for a winter wonderland wedding. It is rather simple to make and consists of Bailey’s Irish Cream and peppermint Schnapps.

Mocktails for the Non-Alcoholic Drinker

Non-Alcoholic cocktails with fruit.

For non-drinkers, pregnant guests and designated drivers, mocktails are a great way to enjoy a bubbly drink without the alcohol content. Most of the drinks listed above can also be made into a mocktail by simply removing the alcohol and replacing it with carbonated water. These beverages are suitable for children as well, so they can have something to enjoy other than water or fountain drink.

Spicy Raspberry Lemon Cooler

This drink is basically considered the grown-up’s version of lemonade. It is made from raspberry juice and non-alcoholic, spicy ginger beer.

Mango Mock-o-lada

This is a tasty frozen beverage ideal for summer weddings. The ingredients include frozen mango chunks, cream of coconut, coconut milk and lime juice.

Virgin Hibiscus Cosmopolitan

This is the alcohol-free version of the classic Cosmo drink. This mocktail variety is made with water, honey, hibiscus tea bags, coconut water and lemon-lime soda.

Sparkling Apple Cider

This drink comes right out of the bottle and can be served as is without any special preparation. It has the fizz that children will love, and the fact that they get to drink something that came out of a champagne bottle will make them feel sophisticated and like one of the grown-ups.

The Perfect Drink for the Perfect Wedding

There is hardly an event more joyous than two people pledging to love and spend the rest of their lives together in holy matrimony. Having a wide variety of drinks will give the guests a treat to enjoy while doting on the two people who are now husband and wife.

These drinks can also be served when making a toast in honor of the gushing newlyweds. When speeches are given, everyone can raise their glasses and drink in honor of the moment and to wish the couple a happy and life-long marriage.

Welcome drinks for wedding receptions can be made in large batches and served to the guests or be made individually at the bar when requested. Having different drinks available ensure that everyone in attendance have a beverage suited to their liking.

 

About Vernon Francis

I run City Nights Disco, a team of DJs serving South England with mobile discos, and I deal personally with allocating you a DJ, but not just any DJ, it will be the RIGHT DJ for you and for the type of party you’re having. We’ve been operating over 25 years and growing all of the time, and all of our DJs have one thing in common, we all love a GREAT PARTY!

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