By Allyson Dickman | May 18, 2018

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 decor, 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. That 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 choose 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 (Bar Lab’s Put a Ring on It) to classic (the Boiler Mule by Bob Peters)…

Don’t Worry About It

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.

  • 1.5 oz Novo Fogo Tanager
  • 0.5 oz Neisson Rhum Agricole Blanc
  • 0.5 oz lime Juice
  • 0.75 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.

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