Guests attend weddings to celebrate the love and happiness of a family member or friend.  But, let’s be honest, they also appreciate the free drinks!  Signature cocktails have been popular for quite some time now, often incorporating the couple’s cultures, favorite ingredients, or even the wedding color palette!  We’ve rounded up not only some fantastic liquid eye-candy, but a few recipes to get you started too!

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Photo Credit: Maria Vicencio Photography

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Photo Credit: Amber Karson Events (left), Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography (right)

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Photo Credit: Laura Ashbrook Photography

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Photo Credits: Katie Stoops Photography (left), Amie Otto Photography (right)

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Photo Credit: Amie Otto Photography

Is it 5 o’clock yet? Now check out not one, but three recipes to inspire your wedding cocktail!

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Photo Credits: Kurstin Roe Photography via Windows Catering Company (left), Artful Weddings by Sachs Photography via Chef’s Expressions

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Portuguese Daisy Cocktail
Courtesy of Windows Catering Company
(Pictured above left)

Ingredients:

2 oz. ruby port
1 oz. brandy
1 oz. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. superfine sugar
1/2 tsp. grenadine syrup

Pour the port, brandy, lemon juice, sugar and grenadine into a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Shake well and then strain into a martini glass rimmed with sugar.

White Peach Sangria
Courtesy of Chef’s Expressions
(Pictured above right)

Ingredients:

3/4 cups sugar
1/2 bottle of brandy
1 sliced lemon
1 sliced orange
1 sliced lime
3 bottles Cono Sur Viognier
1/2 gallon peach juice

Makes one gallon.

Markers Heart
Courtesy of Chef’s Expressions

Ingredients:

3 whole blackberries
1 oz. POM 100% pomegranate juice
1/4 oz. lemon juice
2 oz.  Maker’s 46
3/4 oz. sweet vermouth (preferably Carpo Antica)
1 oz. simple syrup
1 dash of Fee Bros. orange bitters
Navel orange infused sugar for rimming (1 oz. plain white sugar infused with the oil from four zested navel oranges)

In a mixing glass, combine first three ingredients. Muddle the ingredients, then fill mixing glass with ice. Add the next three ingredients. Shake vigorously and strain into a sugar rimmed cocktail glass. Garnish with a dash of orange bitters and orange peel.

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Bottoms up!  Be sure to check back later for a few fun non-alcoholic wedding drink ideas, and yes, another recipe!

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