Cocktail hour is often the time for partygoers to mingle while the happy couple share a few minutes of just-married bliss during a private walk or photo sessions. If you’re following this formula, know that there are plenty of ways to personalize this interlude—even in your absence. One of our favorites? Offer loved ones a signature cocktail (or two) inspired by everything from your cocktail preferences to your relationship timeline.
These custom drinks are creative and delicious ways to tell your guests a little something about who you are as a couple. Looking for a place to start? Think of some of the best cocktails that you have shared with your fiancé as a jumping off point. If you can’t think of just one, make like many of these couples and serve multiple options.
You can also use garnishes or other drink-related elements, like monogrammed napkins and stirrers, to further personalize your signature drinks. However, we think one of the best ways to make these cocktails your own is by naming them creatively. When brainstorming monikers, some look to memorable trips while others, turn to their pets.
Here are a few of our favorites!
A light blend of rose wine, vodka, sugar & ice. Mixed in a blender and poured into a glass.
Garnish with fruit or edible florals
Gin & Tonic
With grapefruit & rosemary sprigs
Rose Champagne with Cotton Candy
Sparkling Empress Gin & Elderflower Liquer with champagne
Smokey Basil Oazacan Mezcal