Considering A Wedding Signature Cocktail? Read On…

If you want something fun added to your already amazing day why not go for a signature cocktail? Creative, fun and overly appreciated by the guests a signature cocktail is a great energy raiser for any wedding.

When deciding whether or not to have a signature cocktail at your wedding, and if so, which one to choose, there are several considerations worthy of thought.

Firstly cocktails are not the cheapest option for your guests, but oh so fun. A portion of your budget will need to be allocated, this will vary for everyone. Calculate how much you can spend on the signature cocktails before anything else. This way when considering different options you save time by knowing if it’s a viable option for your wedding.

If you absolutely love your cocktails (oh and the guests as well!) then you may consider hiring a couple of bartenders (unless provided with your reception venue or caterers) to make and serve the cocktails. In this case, guests may also order any cocktail they choose. It is a good idea to charge guests for additional cocktails in order to manage your budget. Negotiate with the bartenders to lower their fee if you take this option.

If you are minimising your costs by asking a friend of a friend to run the bar for a small fee then read on for some fab tips.

Selecting A Signature Cocktail For Your Wedding

If the person you’ve arranged to make the cocktails is not a professional bartender it is important to ensure they can make the cocktail you select. For an huge selection of easy to make signature cocktails for weddings you can’t go past pinInterest

To delight your guests with a pleasant tasting and easy to make signature cocktail try my Pink Sangria recipe. Easy on the hip pocket, delicious, and practical this will suit most weddings.

Pink Sangria

Sangria is a fantastic choice for an easy to make Signature Cocktail. Made with an array of different fruit choices you can be sure to select fresh and seasonal fruits. Cost wise this is a beauty of a choice as due to the added fruit, the flavour reaches its best when made with cheap wine. Try a few different options to see what works for you. A foolproof recipe is shown below.

Originally made from red wine and spices with the option of adding water Sangria is a Spanish creation. The choices with this drink are truly unlimited and upon trying the beverage, I think you’ll agree the following recipe is absolutely delicious.


Pink Sangria Recipe


  • 9 Nectarines
  • 2 Oranges
  • 1 pint of Strawberries
  • 4 bottles Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 cup Cointreau
  • 1 bottle Blood Orange Soda
  • 1 bottle of Sparking Water

To Make:

  1. To create the right flavour do this step the day before the wedding. Dice all your fruit and cover with wine and Cointreau, refrigerate overnight.
  2. When ready to serve to add the soda and sparkling water.
  3. In order to get the booze soaked fruit into the glasses serve the drink with a ladle.

Makes 30 servings easily.

The most important thing is to have fun with it, be as creative as you like, try the Sangria with your and your fiance favourite fruits mixed together if it tastes great, there is the perfect signature cocktail for your wedding.