Choosing a signature cocktail for your reception is a fun way to add your own “flavor” to the reception experience. Your drink should be delicious, reflect the couple’s personal tastes, and fit in nicely with the wedding theme — and the wedding season.
What kind of drinks are perfect for a wedding in the winter months? Here are some of my favorites!
Boozy Hot Chocolate
- 1 cup hot chocolate
- 3 oz mezcal
- Cinnamon sticks for garnish
- Your favorite toppings (whipped cream, chocolate shavings, vegan marshmallows)
There’s something so comforting about a mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter evening. This cocktail will give your guests a warm, homey feeling throughout the evening, while that shot of mezcal will add a little kick that gets the party going!
Candy Cane Cocktail
- 2 ounces strawberry vodka
- 4 dashes white crème de menthe
- 2 ½ ounces cranberry juice
- 1 crushed candy cane, for garnish
If you’re getting married in the winter, you might as well indulge a touch of the holiday spirit. This drink is fun, festive, and super delicious! Just shake up your juice, vodka, and creme de menthe with ice, then pour into a chilled martini glass.
Hot Buttered Rum
- 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted vegan butter
- 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups water
- 2/3 cup dark rum
This cocktail requires a little extra preparation, but it’s totally worth it. Melt down your butter in a saucepan and combine with all your spices, sugar, and water. Once the concoction is melted, mix in the rum. Voila — a quintessential winter drink that your guests will love.
With one (or all) of these beverages at your reception, your winter wedding is sure to be a hit!
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