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11 Popular Wedding Cocktails

Are you looking for a signature cocktail for your wedding? We have selected 11 popular wedding cocktails for you to try out. Feel free to see which one is to your liking and feel free to customise it to suit your taste. While not important it is great to find a cocktail that not only tastes great but also one that matches the style and theme of your wedding. For example if you have a Gatsby themed wedding you may want a classic vodka martini. If you are having a beach wedding then a then a Mojito is more of what you need.

Handy Tips For Wedding Cocktails

A handy hint is that 30ml is equivalent to one small shot glass. So if you see 30ml its roughly one shot, 15ml half a shot and so on. So get ready for a fun weekend at home to try out these delicious wedding cocktails. Invite some friends around as it makes “experimenting” more fun.

Traditional Champagne Cocktail

  • 3 drops bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 30ml Cognac
  • 120 ml chilled Champagne
  • Wedding Cocktails: ChampagneDrop bitters onto a sugar cube, let the bitters soak into the sugar cube.
  • Place the  sugar cube into a Champagne flute.
  • Add the Cognac
  • Top with Champagne.

Classic Vodka Martini

  • 15 ml Dry Vermouth
  • 60 ml vodka
  • Handful of ice
  • Wedding Cocktails: Classic Vodka MartiniPour a small amount of dry vermouth in a chilled martini glass and swirl to coat the inside of the glass.
  • Dispose of excess vermouth
  • In a shaker full of ice, swirl or stir the vodka and dry vermouth
  • Strain into glass
  • Serving suggestion: Garnish with olives or a lemon twist.

Long Island Iced Tea

  • 15 ml vodka
  • 15 ml rum
  • 30 ml sweet and sour mix
  • 15 ml gin
  • 15 ml tequila
  • 30 ml cola, or to taste
  • 15 ml orange-flavoured liqueur
  • 1 lemon slice
  • Wedding Cocktails: Long Island Iced TeaPour a small amount of dry vermouth in a chilled martini glass and swirl to coat the inside of the glass.
  • Dispose of excess vermouth
  • In a shaker full of ice, swirl or stir the vodka, rum, sweet and sour mix, gin, tequila, orange liqueur and cola
  • Strain into glass
  • Serving suggestion: Garnish with olives or a lemon twist.


  • 60 ml Rye Whiskey
  • 30 ml Italian vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Cocktail Glass
  • Maraschino Cherry
  • Wedding Cocktails: Manhattan CocktailStir the whiskey, vermouth and bitters with cracked ice.
  • Strain into in a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with twist or add a maraschino cherry. If you buy them in a jar just drain the syrup


  • 25 ml sugar syrup
  • 30 ml Lime Juice
  • 2 mint sprigs
  • 60 ml sparkling water
  • 60 ml rum
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Tall Glass
  • Wedding Cocktails: Mojito CocktailAdd the sugar syrup, lime juice, mint sprigs and sparkling water into tall glass. Add lime wedges for decoration
  • Muddle gently, use a small pestle to smush the ingredients gently.
  • Add ice cubes and pour the rum on top
  • Stir well


  • 45ml vodka
  • 30ml sour mix
  • 30ml cranberry juice
  • 15ml cointreau
  • Lemon or Lime twist (garnish)
  • Wedding Cocktails: Cosmopolitan CocktailFill martini glass with ice to chill the put to one side.
  • Pour the vodka, sour mix, cranberry juice, Cointreau into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.
  • Tip out the ice from martini glass.
  • Strain drink into glass and garnish with lemon or lime twist.


  • 60 ml tequila
  • 30 ml Cointreau
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • Salt for garnish
  • Lime slice for garnish (optional)
  • Cocktail glass
  • Wedding Cocktails: Margarita CocktailPut tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice in cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Moisten rim of cocktail glass with lime juice.
  • Holding glass upside down, dip rim into salt. Shake and strain drink into glass and serve.
  • Optional: lime slice for garnish

Kir Royale

  • 15mL Crème de Cassis
  • 150mL Sparkling Wine
  • 1 Cherry
  • Wedding Cocktails: RoyalePour Crème de Cassis into a champagne flute.
  • Gently pour Sparkling Wine.
  • Garnish with cherry.

Rosé Crush

  • 90 ml rosé wine
  • 45 ml orange juice
  • 45 ml cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • Garnish with cranberries, raspberries and mint
  • Wedding Cocktails: Rose CrushCombine rosé wine, orange juice, and cranberry juice in an ice-filled shaker.
  • Shake well
  • Strain into ice-filled glass
  • Add garnish (optional)

Blooming Champagne Cocktail

  • 2 drops rose water
  • 15 ml hibiscus syrup
  • 1 hibiscus flower
  • 120 ml Sparkling wine
  • Wedding Cocktails: Blooming Champagne CocktailPut hibiscus flower into champagne flute
  • Add rose water and hibiscus syrup
  • Finish with sparkling wine

Blushing Bride

  • 20 ml Absolut Vodka
  • 20 ml Cherry
  • Liqueur
  • 10 ml Egg White
  • 20 ml Lime Juice
  • 20 ml Orange Curacao
  • 1 Dash Orange Bitters
  • Strawberry or Raspberry for garnish (optional)
  • Cocktail Glass
  • Wedding Cocktails: Blush Bride CocktailFill Shaker with ice
  • All all ingredients into shaker
  • Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass
  • Add strawberry or raspberry for garnish

Wedding Cocktails: Bride Drinking Cocktail ChampagneIf none of the wedding cocktails above are to your liking feel free to check out our how to make your own signature wedding cocktail. This is for people who want a completely unique taste and experience for their wedding.

The above guide was tried and tested by the team at Pink Caviar Events – Cheers and Enjoy!

Please note that it took many hours of research to find and try the best wedding cocktails. It was hard work but we got there in the end 🙂

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Are you thinking of having any signature wedding cocktails? What did you decide to serve? Do you think we missed any wedding cocktails that should be on this list? Comment down below 🙂

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