Signature cocktails for a Summer wedding.

Summer weddings call for fresh food and fabulous cocktails. What better way to celebrate such a special event than with a fun and delicious drink (or two) that tastes as good as it looks? From a signature wedding drink to festively fruity delights that compliment your catering, cocktails make the perfect classy addition to any wedding menu.

Fresh fruit, ice, spirits, citrus – fresh and refreshing is the way to go when it comes to designing a cocktail for a pre-ceremony gathering or reception time fun. Need some inspiration? We’ve got six cocktails sure to make any wedding mingling a breeze.

Cocktails to consider for your Summer wedding

1. Watermelon and vodka punch

One of the prettiest and yummiest fruits of Summer, watermelon is a cocktail winner and makes the perfect base for a sweet treat refreshment. Garnish with fresh fruit or rim each glass with green sugar for even more colour.

2. Cucumber and mint margaritas

Nothing says destination fun quite like a margarita. Plus, delicate cucumber is the perfect flavour for a sunny day or balmy evening. Fresh and fun all in one. Serve with loads of ice or blended to keep your guests cool.

3. Elderflower White Cosmopolitans

Every girl’s favourite cocktail – the classic Cosmo – gets a wedding upgrade in this version that combines vodka with elderflower liqueur and white cranberry juice. Garnish with edible flowers and this cocktail will have your guests coming back for seconds.

4. Pomegranate Spritzer

Not a fan of overly sweet drinks? A dry prosecco might be the bubbly answer to your drink desires. And, when it comes to cocktails, it pairs really well with vodka, ice, lemon, and pomegranate to make a fresh and bright spritzer – the perfect complement to your wedding dessert menu.

5. Mixed berry mojito

Bright, fresh fruit and mint leaves make this classic rum-based cocktail a beautiful hue and a fresh addition to any bar. Serve in gorgeous cut glass tumblers with short straws for sips of celebratory perfection.

6. The Pimms Cup

This pretty classic is a cocktail go-to with citrusy, spicy Pimm's mixed with lemonade, and crammed with all kinds of fresh garnishes from cucumbers to strawberries to oranges and mint. Try champagne instead of lemonade and serve up a Pimm's Royal Cup, perfect for toasting the happy couple.

Want to add a personal touch to your drinks menu? Have an official wedding cocktail – go with your favourite drink (or one for the bride and one for the groom), flavour, or colour (or match the venue theme).

At Food Matters, we understand that a well-stocked, perfectly paired bar goes a long way to making a wedding menu a memorable one. Let us design a signature cocktail to compliment your menu (we can do that too, from start to finish) or your wedding cake. We also offer wait and bar tending services so you don’t have to worry about any aspect of the catering on your big day. Cheers to that!

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