If you plan on having a great time at your reception (which I’m sure you intend on doing), then you should have an even grander time actually planning it! I’m talking beach wedding cocktails, ladies and gentlemen! Making sure the reception décor and all the odds and ends that go with that are absolutely breath-taking is completely fine, but you also need to think about the things that will allow your guests to unwind and have a great time right along with you two. As always, being prepared in advance is always a very effective proactive step for the long haul, so it’s best to start thinking about the cocktails you would like to have served at your beach wedding reception. Making custom cocktails for your guests will not only cool them down, relax them and enhance the tropical experience, but will also have them looking for your secret concoctions elsewhere way after your wedding is over!
5 Alcoholic Cocktails
For your guests that don’t mind a little buzz, treat them to some fun beach time goodies that will have them on the dance floor in no time! After all, no one likes guests who are party poopers. Check out these delicious beach wedding cocktails found on Minimalist Baker that are super easy to make.
Cucumber Gin Cooler
Want to make sure your guests are given a cocktail that could both function as a hydrating drink as well? This cooler only needs tonic water, gin, cucumber and hints of lime and mint to give your guests a nice zesty taste. Full recipe here.
Ginger Beer Margaritas
Do you have some beer lovers in the midst of your guest list? Have them try something new with these unique margaritas! With just five simple fixings of ginger beer, tequila, some syrup and hints of salt and freshly squeezed lime juice, you are sure to broaden their taste buds horizons! Full recipe here.
Mint and Citrus White Wine Sangria
Are you aware that there are some wine connoisseurs that will be attending? There’s a little something for them too! Keeping a good stock of limes, mint and syrup would really do you some good, as this beach wedding cocktail also includes the lovely trio along with white wine and lemon. Full recipe here.
Watermelon Limeade Cocktails
Who doesn’t love fruit? With just some watermelon, club soda, rum, sugar and limes, you’d be on your way to satisfying the palettes of your fruit lovers! Full recipe here.
Pomegranate Lime Spritzers
If you don’t think your fruit lovers will be satisfied with just one fruity option, make sure they have another one to choose from! Mixing together some pomegranate juice and seeds, limes, tonic water, a hint of lime, a dash of sugar and a good dose of vodka will definitely please them! Full recipe here.
5 Non-alcoholic Cocktails
Ok. So maybe you have some guests who aren’t that fond of drinking alcohol. It could be for a variety of reasons ranging from medical conditions to a little baby bun that’s probably still in the oven. Whatever the case may be, it’s very possible to accommodate them as well without leaving a sour taste in their mouths. These non-alcoholic beach wedding cocktails will definitely pack a punch.
For your lemonade lovers, surprising them with this twist on a classic will definitely lift their spirits. Adding some rosemary to the regular recipe of lemonade is just the herbal boost they will need. Full recipe on A beautiful mess
Summer Berry Sling
It doesn’t get much fruitier than this! With a fun mixture of strawberries, freshly squeezed lemon, cranberry and apple juices, along with elderberry cordials and ginger syrup, they’ll never want to stop sipping! Full recipe on The cocktail lovers
Maybe you have some guests that are trying to ease up on cocktail drinking but still want that mojito taste. Are there some guests that are not quite of age yet to drink but still want to imagine what could be? With just some lime soda, mint leaves, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a hint of syrup, you can create a replica of the real thing without the buzz! Full recipe on The food preview
No need to throw the watermelon itself away! Creating a bowl from the shell of the watermelon and adding some seltzer water to the juice inside is the quickest way to create a bubbly treat! Full recipe on Full recipe on Martha Stewart
If you haven’t noticed already, ginger is the spice of life for anything you add it to! Combining fresh ginger root with water, cantaloupe, fresh lime juice, club soda, and a hint of sugar will really give them a kick! Full recipe on HGTV
Yummy! I am getting excited just thinking about how delicious these beach wedding cocktails are! Can you taste them already? Adding these delicious treats to your cocktail roster will help make your big day the wedding of the year! Not to mention you don’t have to go out and buy difficult ingredients that won’t stretch. However, I also want to mention that it’s totally okay if you want to choose just one signature cocktail for your wedding depending on your taste or the main color theme you already have in place. Whichever way you choose to work it, make it sensational. Happy mixing!