No wedding is complete without a cocktail in hand, so why not give your guests a little something special with a signature cocktail? Your wedding day is special and so should the cocktail you are drinking! Try putting your spin on one of these signature cocktail ideas:



Champagne Cocktail

1 sugar cube

2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters



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Whiskey Sour

1 oz. sugar

1 oz. lemon juice

2 oz. water

2 oz. whiskey

Cherry, for garnish


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Moscow Mule

4 oz. ginger beer

2 oz. vodka

2 lime wedges, squeezed

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Coffee Cocktail

6 oz. hot coffee

2 oz. spiced rum

1 oz. Baileys or Kahlua

Whipped Cream

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Lavender Collins

½ oz. simple syrup

1 oz. lemon juice

1 oz. lavender syrup

2 oz. gin

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Now that you’ve decided which cocktail you want to service, put your spin on things with these pro tips:

  • Pick his and hers drinks based on each of your favorites and let your guests know which his choice is, and which is her choice
  • Put a spin on the name of the cocktail – name it after your dog, a special city or a special year for the two of you
  • Add a season touch to your cocktail of choice with cranberries in a Moscow Mule if it’s winter or strawberries if it’s summer
  • Have a sign for the signature cocktail so guests know it is an option
  • Serve your cocktail in style and get the right serving glasses for your selection like a champagne flute or a copper mug

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