You have chosen the venue, the dress and personal touches throughout the ceremony to showcase your personality on your wedding day. Have you also personalized your cocktails? If you have specific drinks that are meaningful to you as a couple, a little story along with the drink on the bar menu is an extra special little touch. As long as the drinks you serve are inviting and delicious, the possibilities are almost endless!
As fall approaches, you might want to begin thinking of cocktails you can serve at your wedding that reflect the season. Fall is all about getting cozy, and flavors you may not look for in warmer weather. Cinnamon and vanilla are perfect for this, paired with seasonal fruits like spiced apples, cranberries and of course, pumpkin!
We have collected three of our favorite fall-inspired drinks to get your started, that are sure to leave an impression on your guests!
Spiced Apple Margarita
Recipe by Cookie and Kate
2 oz tequila
1.5 – 2 oz apple juice
1 medium lime, juiced
3/4 teaspoon agave nectar
Dash of ground cinnamon
Garnish: 1 star of anise and 1 apple slice
*Additional optional garnish: sugar, salt, and cinnamon blend for the rim
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the tequila, apple juice, lime juice, agave nectar, and cinnamon. Put a lid on and shake for about 20 seconds. Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass and add a star anise and apple slice to garnish.
Apple Pie Moscow Mule
Recipe photo by The Cookie Rookie
4 ounces apple cider
4 ounces apple pie vodka (or caramel vodka in a pinch)
1 bottle ginger beer
cinnamon sticks and apple slices for garnish
Fill two copper mugs with crushed ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine the apple cider and vodka. Shake to combine. Pour half of the apple cider mixture into each mug. Top off each mug with ginger beer until full. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, apple slices and enjoy!
Apple Cider Bellini
Recipe photo by The Creative Culinary
6 oz apple cider
2 Tbsp orange liqueur
2 Tbsp maple syrup
Bottle of Prosecco, chilled
Rosemary sprigs for garnish
Combine apple cider, orange liqueur and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until the shaker is thoroughly cold. Pour the mixture into champagne flutes and top with the chilled Prosecco. Garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary.