42 Signature Cocktails for Summer Weddings

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Whether your summer nuptials are happening inside or outside, you'll want to keep your guests cool and refreshed with a top-notch signature cocktail that captures the flavors and feeling of summer. Of course, your wedding details are up to your taste (and your soon-to-be spouse's), but remember this: Your signature cocktails can set the tone of your wedding just as much as the reception décor, music, and food.

Can't you just picture it? Your guests mingling in their best wedding-ready summer attire, beneath twinkling lights and floral arrangements, sipping on something slushy or fruity or both. The scene has all the makings of a beautiful summer wedding that your guests will never forget.

The best part about choosing a specialty cocktail for the night is you don't have to pick just one. If you love tequila but your spouse is more into rum, combine your tastes with a cocktail made for each of you. Our list below has a great mix, with flavor profiles ranging from unexpected to classic.

You'll likely only decide on a couple of cocktails—unless you're dreaming up a cocktail-centric reception—so try some of these at home before you talk to your caterer or bartender about what you want. Whichever signature cocktails make the final cut, the guests will definitely be happy—who doesn't enjoy a good drink to celebrate love and happiness?

Coconut Margarita

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Even if your wedding isn't beachside, your guests will be feeling all of the ocean vibes with this creamy take on a margarita. Made with coconut milk and water, it gets its kick from tequila blanco and triple sec, and its tang comes courtesy of a fresh squeezed lime.

Get the recipe here.

Spring Is in the Air

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A simple cocktail deserves an elegant presentation. This combination of gin, vermouth, and St. Germain is easy on the palate—and on the eyes.

Recipe courtesy of St. Germain.

  • 1 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 3/4 oz St. Germain French Elderflower Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz Martini Ambratto
  • 2 dashes orange blossom salive solution
  • Basil or basil flower for garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass with a single jumbo ice cube.

St. Germain Prosecco

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If you love elderflower and want it to shine a bit more, try this stripped down cocktail with just Prosecco, St. Germain, bitters, and lemon.

Recipe courtesy of St. Germain.

  • 1/2 part Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • 1/2 part St. Germain French Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2-3 drops Angostura Bitters per glass
  • Lemon slices as garnish

Directions: Pour St. Germain into wine glasses, add drops of Angostura Bitters. Top with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Sparkling Summer Peach

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Even if you're not usually a fan of vodka, the mellow fruit flavors in this drink might change your mind. Pineapple and lime juices come together for a bright, sweet, and slightly tangy addition to the peach-infused spirit. Topping it all off with sparkling wine is the perfect finishing touch.

Recipe courtesy of Beautiful Booze.

  • 2 oz Seagram’s Peach Vodka
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • Sparkling wine, to top

Directions: Add all ingredients except sparkling wine into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients. Strain into your glass. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish and enjoy.

Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

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Don't worry about the summer heat getting your guests down. With this fizzy sipper they'll cool off, and be ready to party, in no time. All your bartender needs for this cocktail is Prosecco, limoncello, frozen raspberries, and some refreshing sprigs of mint.

Get the recipe here.

The Royal Wedding

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While most of our favorite royal nuptials (ahem, Meghan and Harry) tend to happen just before summer begins, they are always on our mind for months and months both before and after the actual wedding. That means you should feel free to sip on something royal wedding-inspired at least until their first anniversary, and beyond.

Recipe courtesy of St. Germain.

  • 1 oz Cazadores Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz Kaffir lime infused St. Germain French Elderflower Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz Noilly Dry
  • 1/4 oz of fresh lime juice
  • 5 dashes chartreuse
  • Kaffir lime leaf for garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake lightly. Pour into a coupette and garnish with kaffir lime leaf.

Corralejo Tequila Tiki

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Banana syrup may sound like an unlikely pairing for tequila, but its sweetness is tempered by sour lime juice and rounded out by bitters. The recipe is simple but the flavor profile is complex in the best way.

Recipe courtesy of Beautiful Booze.

  • 2 oz Corralejo Silver Tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz banana syrup
  • 5 dashes of aromatic bitters

Directions: Crush ice ahead of time. Add all ingredients except bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients. Strain into your glass over crushed ice. Top with bitters. Garnish and enjoy.

Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade

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Nothing says summer like a fresh glass of lemonade. But nothing says summer wedding like a blackberry and whiskey version of the season's classic. You can serve this cocktail made-to-order, or have large pitchers on hand for quick pouring.

Get the recipe—and insider tips—here.

I Do

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The subtle orange tinge of this cocktail is a perfect backdrop for deep, burnt orange and burgundy floral garnishes. Of course, a sprig of baby's breath—or any other delicate flower—would be just as stunning.

Recipe courtesy of St. Germain.

  • 2 1/2 oz Beeswax Dewars 12
  • 3/4 oz St. Germain French Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Orange twist and nasturtium flowers for garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass with a single jumbo ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist and nasturtium flowers for a pop of color.

Strawberry Basil Paloma

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A traditional Paloma combines three parts grapefruit soda and one part tequila. This fruitier update brings agave syrup and strawberries into the mix for added sweetness, and balances it with vegetal notes from the basil leaves. The basil gets shaken with all the ingredients (except the soda—too fizzy) to make sure that flavor is distributed throughout.

Recipe courtesy of Beautiful Booze.

  • 2 oz Los Arangos Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • 2 chopped strawberries
  • 5 basil leaves
  • Soda, to top
  • Smoked sea salt, to rim

Directions: Rim your glass with smoked sea salt. Combine all ingredients except soda in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and combine ingredients. Fine strain into a hi-ball glass over fresh ice. Top with soda. Garnish and enjoy.

Bourbon Peach Sweet Tea

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Throwing a southern wedding? Go classic with a good ol' glass of sweet tea, sweetened even more with peach preserves and lemon juice. And of course, spike it with bourbon.

Get the recipe here.

St. Germain Spritz

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This classic (featured in the April/May 2018 issue of Brides) is so simple but oh-so perfect. The recipe is foolproof, so this cocktail will always taste just right.

  • 2 parts Martini & Rossi Prosecco
  • 1 1/2 parts St. Germain French Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2 parts club soda

Directions: Fill a tall collins glass with ice. Add Martini & Rossi first, then St. Germain, followed by club soda (the order is essential). Stir completely and garnish with a lemon twist.

Rum Orange Swizzle

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Orange you so happy you just tied the knot? Your guests sure will be once they've had a sip of this wedding cocktail. It's made with summer's booze of choice, rum, and stirred with fresh squeezed orange juice, a sugar cube, maraschino liquor, and bitters. Don't forget the cherry on top.

Get the recipe here.

Italian Sling

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A classic Gin Sling (which dates all the way back to the 1930s) contains lemon juice, cherry juice, dry gin, and club soda. This twist adds simple syrup, vermouth, and bitters—almost like a cross between the OG Sling and a Negroni, another summer staple.

Recipe courtesy of Malfy Gin.

  • 1 1/2 oz Malfy Gin
  • 1 oz Cinzano Rosso Vermouth
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Club soda

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass with a single jumbo ice cube.

Grapefruit Ginger Spiced Rum Punch

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Big batch cocktails can be a lifesaver when it comes down to time and money at your wedding. Consider this sweet, tart, and subtly spicy summer punch for yours. It gets its fizz from ginger beer and sparkling wine, and its tang from a fresh squeezed grapefruit.

Get the recipe here.

Blueberry Ginger Mule

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A Moscow Mule practically screams 'summer'—a bright cocktail inside a frosty copper mug, keeping everything cool in the summer heat. This recipe used lemon-infused vodka and a homemade blueberry cordial. Yum!

Recipe courtesy of Deep Eddy Vodka.

For the mule:

  • 1 oz Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
  • 1 oz Deep Eddy Straight Vodka
  • 2 oz blueberry cordial*
  • Goya Ginger Beer

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a copper mug filled with crushed ice.

For the blueberry cordial:

  • 1 lb frozen blueberries
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1⁄4 cup white vinegar

Directions: Combine all ingredients in saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and blueberries burst. Cool and strain.

Woodford Spire

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Bourbon lovers, this one's for you. It doesn't get much simpler than this. Cranberry lemonade with your favorite spirit—can't you just see yourself sitting on a porch swing and sipping this as the midsummer sun goes down?

Recipe courtesy of Woodford Reserve.

  • 1 1/2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • 2 oz lemonade
  • 1 oz cranberry
  • Lemon twist garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass with a single jumbo ice cube or copper cup filled with crushed ice.

Don't Worry About It

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Gamble Scrantom of Bar Biscay in Chicago dreamt up this beautiful concoction. Rose ale and honey add floral notes that are balanced by bitters and a salty rim. It'll look pretty in pictures and you'll probably want to go back for another round.

Recipe courtesy of Gamble Scrantom.

  • 1 1/2 oz Novo Fogo Tanager
  • 1/2 oz Neisson Rhum Agricole Blanc
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 3/4 oz honey syrup
  • 3 drops Hellfire Bitters
  • Forbidden Root Sparkling Rose Ale, to top
  • Guajillo and salt rim

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass with a few large ice cubes.

Strawberry Mamie Taylor

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Who says a scotch whiskey drink can't be fruity? Strawberry puree gives this cocktail a frothy finish, and the ginger cuts the sweetness. Whip this up just in time for strawberry season.

Recipe courtesy of Curich|Weiss.

  • 2 parts Monkey Shoulder
  • 1/2 part lemon juice
  • 3/4 part ginger syrup
  • 1/4 part strawberry puree
  • Soda water, to top

Directions: Shake all ingredients together, pour into a highball glass with a few ice cubes, then top with soda.

Lobo Negro

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Blackberries and ginger isn't exactly a classic flavor combo, but they balance each other out to be a delicious base for smoky mezcal and tart lime juice—the perfect use for ripe summer berries.

Recipe courtesy of Curich|Weiss.

  • 2 parts Montelobos Mezcal
  • 3/4 part ginger syrup
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 4 blackberries for muddling and 3 blackberries for garnish

Directions: Add blackberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Combine the rest of the ingredients and shake well to mix. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with three blackberries on a pick.

Ancho Verde Margarita

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A well-made classic margarita is a good go-to any time of year, but summertime practically calls for that perfect balance of sweet, sour, and salty.

  • 1 part Milagro Silver Tequila
  • 1 part Ancho Reyes Verde
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 part agave nectar

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice, shake hard and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass with half of the rim salted. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Little Devil

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Maple syrup usually pairs well with fall flavors, but in this case, it adds a richer sweetness to the citrusy base of this vodka cocktail. Soda water adds a few bubbles to make it feel even more festive.

  • 1 3⁄4 oz Reyka Vodka
  • 3⁄4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3⁄4 oz maple syrup B grade
  • 3⁄4 oz Ancho Reyes
  • Soda water, to top

Directions: Combine all ingredients together in cocktail shaker. Shake, strain, and serve.

Highland Sour

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A frothy egg white elevates any cocktail, and this sour is no different. It's super versatile, allowing you to spike with scotch or mezcal, and giving you the choice of orange or strawberry preserves. Just another way to customize every detail of your wedding.

  • 1 part Drambuie
  • 1/2 part Blended Scotch or Mezcal
  • 1/2 part Cynar
  • 1/4 part lemon juice
  • 1 part Chameleon Mexican Coffee
  • 1/2 tsp preserves, orange or strawberry
  • 3/4 part or 1 egg white
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters for garnish

Directions: Combine with ice, shake, double strain, and serve. Garnish with dash of Angostura Bitters.

Hudson Valley Cooler

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This is a great cocktail because it will transition so easily from summer to fall—the citrus feels summery and the apple cider is true to autumn, so you can carry this drink through multiple seasons.

Recipe courtesy of Curich|Weiss.

  • 2 parts Hudson Maple Cask Rye
  • 1⁄2 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 part real maple syrup
  • 2 parts fresh apple cider
  • Apple slices for garnish

Directions: Add lemon juice, maple syrup, and Maple Cask Rye to a shaker with ice and shake briefly to combine and chill. Strain over fresh ice cubes into a rocks glass and top with apple cider. Stir to combine and garnish with apple slices.

Flor de Caña Piña Colada

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This is a classic piña colada in all its glory: Mix rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream with crushed ice for blended bliss in a glass. For a tropical destination wedding, this is what guests will be craving.

Recipe courtesy of Curich|Weiss.

  • 2 1/2 parts Flor de Caña 7 Rum
  • 3 parts pineapple juice
  • 1 part coconut cream
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Directions: Combine the FDC 7, pineapple juice, and coconut cream in a blender. Add a cup of crushed ice and blend on high until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Mai Tai

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This variation might surprise guests who have tried adaptations of this cocktail, whose "legacy has been tarnished by decades of overly sweet concentrate juices" according to Perfect Pour's Ross Steidel. Instead, this one is reminiscent of the nutty, citric, boozy original.

  • 1/2 oz Salted Macadamia Nut Orgeat
  • 1/4 oz Falernum
  • 1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz Appleton Estates Jamaican Rum
  • 1/2 oz Byrrh Quinquina Wine
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients, minus the Byrrh Quinquina wine, in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh crushed ice, and top with the Byrrh Quinquina. Garnish the cocktail with mint, and a cocktail umbrella for all the tropical vibes.

Champagne Cobbler

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Another simple drink, this will make a lot of folks happy. Champagne (or a less-expensive bubbly like Prosecco), fresh citrus, and simple syrup are all you need.

  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Orange twist
  • Lemon twist
  • Champagne
  • Peychaud's Bitters
  • Mint and berries for garnish

Directions: Combine simple syrup, oils from citrus twists, and citrus twists into a pint glass. Add crushed ice up to about 1/2 inch below the rim of the glass. Fill glass with Champagne and stir with a swizzle stick. Add a thin layer of crushed ice and add several dashes of Peychaud's to create a layered color effect. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with mint sprig and fresh berries.

Sandia Sour

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Watermelon is arguably the official fruit of summertime, and it's all up in this drink—watermelon gastrique and watermelon juice join tarragon to create a subtly fruity, surprisingly herbaceous sip that packs a punch from tequila and cachaça. Lime juice, sparkling water, and a pinch of sea salt pump up the flavors and blend them beautifully on the palate.

  • 1 oz watermelon gastrique (a mix of sugar, molasses, palm or cane vinegar, and watermelon)
  • 1/2 oz watermelon juice
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 3/4 oz Espolon Tequila Blanco
  • 3/4 oz Leblon Cachaça
  • 1/2 oz sparkling water
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 12 tarragon leaves (about one sprig)

Directions: Lightly muddle the tarragon and lime juice, then combine all ingredients, except the sparkling water, in a shaker. Shake and add sparkling water. Double strain over fresh ice. Garnish with sprig of tarragon and watermelon cube.

Tropical Negroni

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Whatever you think a negroni should taste like, forget it for a second and check out this drink. It's got the vermouth and Campari, but swaps in rum (or tequila) where the gin would usually be. Then it balances this boozy beverage with strawberry simple syrup and pineapple juice. The pineapple "glass" is a nice touch but not necessary—especially considering your guests will likely go back for seconds and thirds.

Get the recipe here.

Equinox Vibes

Perfect Pour's Equinox Vibes Cocktail
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Ross, master mixer at Perfect Pour, promises that even lifelong gin deniers will question their rationale after sipping this drink. Juniper, lemongrass, and citrus notes meld beautifully into what Ross calls "a no-brainer for any summertime shindig."

  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz lemongrass syrup
  • 1/2 oz Aperol Aperitivo
  • 1 1/2 oz Royal Dock Navy Strength Gin
  • 1/2 oz Peychaud’s Bitters

Directions: Combine all ingredients, except the bitters, in a shaker. Shake and strain over crushed ice. Add several dashes of Peychaud's Bitters to create a solid band of color at the top of the cocktail.

French 75

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This is about as simple (and delicious) as it gets. Gin and Prosecco, lemon juice and simple syrup—a balanced, refreshing combination.

Recipe courtesy of Santa Margherita.

  • 2 oz Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • 1⁄2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz gin
  • 2 dashes simple syrup

Directions: Combine gin, syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an iced champagne glass. Top up with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore and stir gently.

Lilikoi Daquiri

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Perfect Pour's head mixologist says the ingredients here are simple: "booze, sugar, and citrus." And he's right. Lilikoi (yellow passionfruit) is blended with rum and lime juice for the ultimate refreshing summer sip.

For the daquiri:

  • 3/4 oz passionfruit syrup*
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz Caiche Puerto Rican Rum

Directions: Shake and double strain all ingredients into a coupe glass.

For the passionfruit syrup:

  • 1 part water
  • 1 part passion fruit
  • 1 part sugar

Directions: Simmer water and fresh passionfruit in a pan for approximately 10 minutes to extract the juice. Strain out the seeds. Add sugar until completely dissolved.

Summer Bouquet

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The name and look of this cocktail is enough to catch the eye, but the details might help convince you to serve this at your wedding. Practically speaking, it can be made in large quantities. Just add ice to a beverage dispenser and voila! Self-serve. In case you want to keep things controlled behind the bar, the bartender can garnish with mini-bouquets of your choice. Hint: consider edible flowers similar to the bridal party bouquets.

Recipe courtesy of Beautiful Booze.

  • 1 1/2 oz White Port
  • 1 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 3/4 oz honeysuckle simple syrup

Directions: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir gently for 30 seconds to chill and slightly dilute. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a mini bouquet made from a lime rind wrapped around leafy greens and a fresh flower.

Peach Nectar Ginger Beer

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Peaches are in their peak during the summer, so capitalize on the sweetness of the fruit then temper it with craft ginger beer for a refreshing treat.

Recipe courtesy of Brooklyn Crafted.

  • 1 1/2 oz Handcrafted Peach Vodka
  • 3 1/2 oz Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini in Mango
  • Sliced fresh peaches

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice and sliced peaches, and stir.

Bolivian Pisco Ginger Beer Mojito

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Pisco is a lightly-colored brandy made in Peru and Chile using fermented grape juice. In this drink, Pisco is paired with the ingredients of a classic mojito, then topped with ginger beer for a tasty twist.

Recipe courtesy of Brooklyn Crafted.

  • Lime
  • Mint leaves
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1 1/2 oz Pisco
  • Brooklyn Crafted Extra Spicy Ginger Beer

Directions: Muddle lime, mint leaves, and sugar cube. Add juice from one half a lime and Pisco. Top with Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer.

Strawberry Basil Mule

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What's better than a classic Moscow Mule? One that amps up the flavor with basil and fresh strawberries. Drink this all summer and you'll be craving it the rest of the year.

Recipe courtesy of Brooklyn Crafted.

  • 8 strawberries
  • Half a lime
  • Basil sprig
  • 1 1/2 oz premium vodka
  • 3 1/2 oz Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini in Lemon & Lime

Directions: Muddle fresh strawberries (roughly six), two lime wedges, and basil in a copper mule mug. Top with ice, vodka, and Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer. Garnish with remaining strawberries, lime wedge, and basil leaves.

Diablo

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Crème de cassis, a black currant liqueur, gives this drink a syrupy base that balances perfectly with the slight saltiness of the tequila and tartness of the lime juice. Ginger ale marries the flavors beautifully.

Recipe courtesy of Bruce Cost Ginger Ale.

  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz crème de cassis
  • 1 1/2 oz El Tesoro Reposado Tequila
  • 4 oz Bruce Cost Ginger Ale Original

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice and stir.

Sparkling Punch

Sparkling Punch
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Doesn't this just look like a summer cocktail? It's got the bonafide summertime wine—rosé—and fresh strawberries, thinly sliced to add extra color and flavor. Limoncello is an unexpected but yummy addition.

Recipe courtesy of Santa Margherita.

  • 1 750-ml bottle chilled Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé
  • 3/4 cup limoncello
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed

Directions: In a large pitcher, combine the limoncello, raspberries, and strawberries. Top with the chilled rosé champagne and stir in half of the lemon wheels. Pour into old-fashioned glasses with ice. Place fruit in each glass and garnish with a lemon wheel. Ensure each glass contains fresh berries.

Cucumber Lime & Basil Prosecco Spritzer

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This one's for the summer sippers who don't want something too sweet. Cucumber and basil have distinctly vegetal flavor, so the only sweetness comes from the Prosecco.

Recipe courtesy of Santa Margherita.

  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 4 cucumber slices
  • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG, to top

Directions: Muddle lime juice, basil, and cucumber in a shaker glass. (For extra flavor infusion, allow mixture to marinate in the fridge for at least one hour.) Add ice and shake mixture. Strain the juice only (about 1⁄2 oz) into a Prosecco glass. Top with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG and garnish with a basil leaf and cucumber slice.

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

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When looking for fresh summer produce for a yummy cocktail, don't forget about raspberries. They're small but pack a sweet punch that's heightened by the lemon and sugar in this cocktail.

Recipe courtesy of Santa Margherita.

  • 1 bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon rind, grated
  • 1 cup raspberries, muddled

Directions: Combine sugar and juice in a small saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon rind and 1⁄2 cup of mashed raspberries. Combine mixture and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore in pitcher. Sprinkle remaining lemon rind and raspberries among the glasses.

Ginger Sage

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Sage and ginger might sound more appropriate for cooking than for mixing up signature cocktails, but that's what makes this one special. It's a little sweet and subtly fruity, and your guests will never see this flavor combo coming.

Recipe courtesy of Santa Margherita.

  • 1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • Simple syrup
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 whole pears, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 large piece of ginger, peeled and diced
  • 20 fresh sage leaves (plus more for garnish)

Directions: In a saucepan combine the honey and water over medium heat and bring to a light boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the honey has dissolved completely. Add the pears, ginger, and sage leaves. Simmer, stirring occasionally until the mixture has reduced by 1/3 (about 15-20 minutes). Remove from heat and let the mixture steep for an additional 10 minutes. Strain the syrup into a large canning jar or thick glass bowl. Discard the ginger and sage leaves. Place a few pieces of the cooked pear into each stemless wine glass followed by 2 tbsps of the simple syrup. Add Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore and serve.

Sparkling Hibiscus

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Photo by Sid Hoeltzell

The best kind of edible flower is one that gives a pop of fresh flavor. The hibiscus syrup in this cocktail gives it a not-too-sweet base for the Prosecco. As an added bonus, a single hibiscus bloom rests at the bottom of the glass, making this cocktail truly insta-worthy.

Recipe courtesy of Santa Margherita.

  • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
  • Whole hibiscus flowers, packed in syrup
  • 8 tsps of hibiscus syrup used to pack the flowers

Directions: Place a whole hibiscus flower in the bottom of each glass. Fill glasses with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore to 3⁄4 of the rim. Carefully spoon 2 tsps of the hibiscus syrup down the interior side of every glass.

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