When it comes to planning a spring wedding, the possibilities for creativity are endless. From light, bright color palettes to fresh flavors incorporated into your dinner menu, it’s certainly a season to celebrate. Not to mention, the abundance of charming blooms that are freshly appearing after winter just begging to make a statement.
If you’ve chosen to host a bar at your wedding and want to offer cocktails on the menu, they can certainly be themed to the season as well. Spring comes with a range of refreshing flavors to look to for inspiration such as cucumber, strawberry, rhubarb, lemon, and lavender. It offers the opportunity to serve up gorgeously colorful cocktails with lively garnishes that embrace the season as well. And even better? You don’t have to narrow it down to just one. Choosing one or even a few signature drinks is perfectly acceptable. After all, it’s your day!
Ready to find lovely spring wedding cocktail ideas for the bar on your big day? Read on for 18 of our favorite seasonally inspired sips.
Pink Rhubarb Bellini
Celebrate rhubarb's springtime season by incorporating it into a drink. This pretty pink-hued cocktail features fresh rhubarb topped with Prosecco for a refreshing, bubbly sip.
Spiked Lilac Lemonade
Lilacs are in bloom during spring, showing off vibrant hues and soft floral scents. Did you know these fragrant flowers are also edible? Feature the stunning hue of purple lilacs in a lemonade-inspired cocktail for a beautiful spring drink. Don't forget the floral garnish!
While lighter spirits such as vodka and gin typically steal the show, there's certainly still a place for whiskey cocktails during a springtime wedding. And this recipe proves it. This spin on a traditional Mint Julep features whiskey and lemon for a lovely citrus twist.
Create the most striking drink with the perfect combination of ingredients. This cocktail combines Empress Gin with fresh lemon juice, chamomile tea syrup, and a splash of soda water for a stunning seasonal sip. And the dainty floral garnishes? As charming as can be.
The Spring Buzz
Celebrate the sounds and flavors of spring with this pretty drink. Whiskey, chamomile, honey, and a hint of floral St. Germain make for the most delicious mixture of ingredients to celebrate the springtime buzz of the season.
Cucumber Fennel Spanish Gin and Tonic
Cucumber is certainly a fresh flavor for spring, but it can be taken to a whole new level with fennel, gin, and bitters. Served up in a tall glass, this cocktail is just begging for a stunning cucumber-ribbon garnish.
You'll only need three ingredients behind the bar to pull off this drink, and the resulting color is stunning. Limoncello and Prosecco are expertly paired together, offering the most refreshing citrus cocktail for a warm spring day.
Absinthe Orange + Chamomile Gin Fizz
Spruce up a traditional Gin Fizz for spring with this cocktail. Chamomile, citrus marmalade, and orange bitters are utilized to create the most flavorful drink, and dainty chamomile flowers make for the prettiest garnish.
Strawberry Hibiscus Ginger Margarita
Highlight fresh strawberries with this striking spring drink. Combine fresh berries, hibiscus tea, ginger, and tequila for a flavorful twist on a classic margarita. Plus, with hibiscus in the mix, it's the perfect fit for a fresh floral garnish!
Need something light and crisp with just a hint of sweetness? This is it. Serve up a mixture of fresh cucumber, gin, and elderflower liqueur for a delightful spring sip.
Dress up your typical mojito in a pretty pink hue! By combining fresh strawberries and mint, along with rum, lime, and a splash of bubbles, you'll have a super refreshing drink to feature on a warm spring day.
Blood Orange Vodka Sparkler
Blood oranges are typically in season December through May, making them the ideal ingredient to feature in an early spring drink. Combining vodka, freshly squeezed blood orange juice, rosemary simple syrup, and finished off with a bit of fizz, this cocktail is sure to delight. Garnish the glass with a bold blood orange slice and a sprig of rosemary.
Blueberry Lavender Sangria
Springtime is prime lavender season, and it's also the ideal floral flavor to incorporate into a drink. Mix up a delicately flavored sangria to serve as your signature drink. Even better, it can be made in a big batch ahead of time to keep the line at the bar in check.
Champs de Violette
Opt for something light with a hint of floral notes with this gorgeous drink. Combine Creme de Violette, which boasts a stunning purple hue, with your favorite Champagne. Of course, you can top it off with an edible viola or pansy as the perfect spring garnish.
Look to a lovely, light drink with a bit of a kick for a warm spring day. This twist on a margarita features fresh honeydew melon, lime, and tequila for a thirst-quenching cocktail.
Serve up a beautiful drink with plenty of fruit. This sangria featuring fresh strawberries and citrus can be made with your favorite white wine. Even better? You can batch it ahead of time for easy bar service.
Feature bright citrus flavors at your wedding bar. Incorporate tequila, grapefruit juice, and a splash of cranberry juice for a stunning pink-hued drink. Top it off with a sprig of fresh mint for a pop of color.
Rose Water and Gin Cocktail
Roses start blooming in late-spring and can serve as the most beautiful addition to any drink. For a refreshing springtime sip, incorporate rose water simple syrup, lemon, and gin. Of course, this makes for the perfect drink to garnish with dainty rose petals as well.