10 Gorgeous Gin Cocktail Recipes to Serve at a Summer Wedding

These light, refreshing cocktails just scream summer

Updated 07/15/19

Photo by Erich McVey

When it comes to bar planning for your wedding, the choices can seem endless—especially when you’re looking at different spirit options. But for summer weddings, there's no spirit more refreshing than gin, in our opinion. Consider serving these gin cocktail recipes at your own summertime celebration!

Think of this as your summer wedding trend alert: Gin is becoming more and more popular as a summer cocktail base because it is totally customizable and incredibly thirst-quenching. And as an even bigger bonus, it’s light and low in calories, so it'll leave your guests feeling refreshed—not too full before dinner is even served.

If you’re looking for the perfect signature drink to capture the flavors and feeling of summertime, these gorgeous gin cocktail recipes are definitely for you. Cheers!

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Hibiscus Gin Sour

Courtesy of Sugar and Charm

Elevate your bar menu by adding an option that your guests have never seen before. The floral aromas pair perfectly with fresh lemon juice and gin, and maybe even pair with your summer color palette too!

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The Bees Knees

Courtesy of Lovely Indeed

A little bit of fresh lemon juice, honey, water, and gin can go a long way. Combine these four ingredients for a refreshing summer cocktail. Pro tip: make these in batches for easy wedding bar service.

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Blueberry Lemon Gin Mojitos

Courtesy of Justine Celina

Did summer even really happen if you didn’t have a mojito? Make a bold statement with a gorgeous, vibrant color. Combine blueberry simple syrup, freshly squeezed lemon, sliced cucumber, and mint for the ideal summer sipper.

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Cucumber Melon Gin Spritzer

Courtesy of Spices In My DNA

Cantaloupe, fresh mint, and cucumber are some of the most refreshing flavors of summer. Combine them into a gorgeous, thirst-quenching cocktail your guests will love.

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Rose Water Gin Cocktail

Courtesy of Sugar and Charm

This rose water gin cocktail is what summer dreams are made of. Rose water simple syrup, gin, lemon, and a spritz of club soda is all you’ll need to incorporate seasonal florals into your wedding bar.

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Rose & Ginger Paloma

Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

Sweet citrus and floral notes make for such a sweet pair, especially in this spin on a traditional Paloma! Add rose water and a splash of ginger beer to mix things up.

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Grapefruit Gin Fizz

Courtesy of Casa de Crews

Grapefruit is the quintessential summer ingredient in breakfasts, desserts, and, of course, cocktails. With a rosemary simple syrup, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, and a splash of bubbles, guests will rave about this refreshing choice.

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Blueberry Gin Collins

Courtesy of Cookbooks and Coffee

Nothing says summer like fresh blueberries. Combine fresh fruit, tart lemon juice, gin, and a splash of club soda for this gorgeous blueberry Collins cocktail.

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Strawberry Gin Spritz

Courtesy of One Sweet Mess

Can you even think of summer without strawberries coming to mind? Pair this classic summertime fruit with gin and a splash of OJ and Prosecco for an unforgettable bubbly cocktail.

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Italian Greyhound

Courtesy of Familystyle Food

This classic cocktail is made with gin, Aperol, and fresh grapefruit juice. Add a touch of sugared rosemary to balance out the tartness from the grapefruit juice, and you have a gorgeous combo for a summertime wedding.

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