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The Ultimate Guide to Signature Wedding Cocktail Ideas

Signature cocktails are one of the most fun parts of the wedding reception. The groom and groomsmen can have their signature cocktail, the bride and bridesmaids can have theirs, or you can have unique signature cocktails for each table at your wedding reception to celebrate your favorite guests. 

There are some things you should keep in mind as you plan your signature cocktail ideas, both to make sure they’re delicious and to ensure that your guests feel special on your big day.

Signature Cocktails For Weddings

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so why not make it extra special with signature cocktails? Not only will they add a unique and personal touch to your big day, but they’ll also be sure to impress your guests. 

Firstly, get inspired by your wedding theme or colors. Then, pick a few colors you love and use them as inspiration for your cocktails.

A signature cocktail is a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding reception. A fun addition to the festivities can be the inclusion of your favorite drinks into the festivities. We’ve put together a guide with some of our favorite ideas to help you plan the perfect signature cocktail for your big day. Learn more here.


A classic martini is a perfect choice for a sophisticated and elegant wedding. You can buy beautiful glasses for a martini on

To make a classic martini, you will need 3 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of dry vermouth, and a dash of orange bitters. Fill a shaker with ice and combine the ingredients. 

In champagne flutes, shake well and strain. Garnish with a lemon twist. A fruit juice base or vodka can also be used instead of gin. If you’re using fruity-flavored vodka, mix it with sparkling wine. Add club soda for bubbles if you’re using straight gin or vodka.

Whiskey Sour

A whiskey sour is a classic cocktail perfect for wedding drinks. This drink is made with whiskey, lemon juice, sugar, and egg whites. If you want to make this extra drink special, try using bourbon instead of whiskey.  You can garnish your whiskey sour with a cherry or an orange slice.

Then mix it with lemon juice, sugar, egg whites, and a touch of angostura bitters. Garnish it with maraschino cherries or orange slices (or both). For those who prefer something sweeter but still want the complexity of a savory base spirit such as whiskey, use half simple syrup instead of the sugar.

Irish Coffee

There’s nothing more festive than an Irish coffee. This warm and boozy cocktail is the perfect way to keep your guests happy during a winter wedding. Keep it hot by serving it in a thermos or set up a bar station with coffee pots and cups. 

And don’t forget the whipped cream. Layer some on top of the cup before adding other ingredients, then pour on as much as you like. If you’re not hosting a winter event, try topping your drink off with chocolate sauce instead of whipped cream for an extra yummy twist.


A Mimosa is a refreshing and classic choice for a signature wedding cocktail. To make a Mimosa, you will need champagne and orange juice. Simply pour the orange juice into champagne flutes, and then top off with champagne. You can garnish with an orange slice or a sprig of fresh mint for an extra touch. Cheers.

Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz is a refreshing, summery cocktail perfect for weddings. It is made with Aperol, prosecco, and club soda and can be garnished with an orange slice.

 This cocktail is easy to make and can be enjoyed by both alcoholics and non-alcoholics alike. Aperol Spritz is a drink that tastes different from any other alcoholic drink. As such, it is not a drink one would typically ingest.

Coconut Margarita

If you’re looking for a summery cocktail that will transport your guests to the tropics, look no further than the coconut margarita. This refreshing drink is made with fresh lime juice, silver tequila, and coconut water and can be garnished with a slice of lime.

Or a few coconut flakes. To get it right, shake the ingredients before pouring them into an ice-filled glass.

Sparkling Summer Peach

This refreshing cocktail is perfect for a summer wedding. It’s made with prosecco, peach puree, and a splash of orange juice. Fresh peaches make a nice extra special touch. To make this cocktail, start by mixing the peach puree and orange juice in a pitcher. Then, add the prosecco and stir gently. Serve in champagne flutes and enjoy.

Strawberry Mamie Taylor

Summertime weddings call for a refreshing cocktail like Strawberry Mamie Taylor. To make a strawberry Mamie Taylor, combine two vodkas, 1 part fresh lime juice, and one strawberry syrup in a shaker filled with ice. The cocktail should be shaken well, then strained into a Collins glass. Drinks in glasses. The drink can be garnished with strawberries and a lime wedge. Add a scoop of crushed ice to the drink and serve cold.

Rosemary Gin and Tonic

This refreshing twist on a classic G&T is perfect for a summertime wedding. To make it, combine gin, rosemary, simple syrup, and tonic water in a glass filled with ice. Add a lemon slice and a sprig of rosemary for garnish. 

Consider serving your drink in a copper mug or a mason jar for an extra special touch. Ginger Ale-Lime Sparkler: A bubbly cocktail that tastes like your favorite ginger ale soda. Combine ginger ale, lime juice, and lime zest.

If these drinks don’t suit you, please view more ideas you haven’t thought of yet at Inweder.

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