Summer Signature Cocktails for Wedding Events

With still two months of summer to go, it’s a perfect time to serve up these summer signature cocktails for your upcoming celebrations. These cocktails would be perfect on a signature drink menu at The Center. Nothing is better on a hot summer day then a refreshing drink your guests can enjoy!

1. Strawberry Gin Smash Cocktail

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Image Credit: Faith Durand &Recipe Credit: Kitchn

Serves 1

1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 lime wedge
3 fresh strawberries, 2 hulled and sliced and 1 reserved for garnish
3 ounces gin
Club soda
Fresh mint sprig, to garnish

In a tall glass, combine the sugar and a squeeze of juice from the lime wedge. Muddle with the back of a spoon to dissolve the sugar. Add the sliced strawberries and lightly muddle. Fill the glass with ice and add the gin. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with the last strawberry and a sprig of mint.

2. Pomegranate- Key Lime Vodka Cocktail

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Image Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro; Leigh Ann Ross & Recipe Credit: My Recipes

Serves 4
1/4 cup water
1 cup club soda
1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
1/2 cup vodka
3 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice (about 3 limes)
Crushed ice
Key lime slices (optional)

Combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or just until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; cool.

Combine sugar syrup, club soda, pomegranate juice, vodka, and lime juice. Place crushed ice in a martini shaker; add about 3/4 cup pomegranate mixture. Cover and shake. Strain into a glass. Garnish with lime slice, if desired. Repeat procedure with remaining pomegranate mixture.

3. Peach and Blackberry Muddle Bourbon Cocktail

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Image and Recipe Credit: Martha Stewart

Serves 1

4 thin slices peach
6 blackberries
2 large sprigs mint
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 ounces bourbon
Ice
Seltzer

In a double old-fashioned glass, combine 2 peach slices, 3 blackberries, mint, honey, and lemon juice. Mash gently with the back of a spoon until fruit releases juices. Add bourbon, remaining peach slices, and remaining blackberries. Fill glass with ice and top with seltzer.

 

We hope these cocktails will help inspire your signature drink! Do you have a favorite summer cocktail that you would like to share? We would love to hear it!