7 Creative Signature Wedding Cocktail Names (Plus Recipes!)

One of the most fun parts of wedding planning is getting creative with the details. Even something as simple as renaming your favorite cocktail will do the trick (Rebecca-tinis, anyone?). We pulled together a few of our favorite ideas with recipes just in case you want to whip some up yourself (hint: they also make for great bridal shower cocktails!). We’ll start with two cute cocktail names and recipes from our sponsor, St. Germain. Enjoy!

“Berry Happy Together” Sangria

Photo courtesy of St. Germain / Featured: The Knot Blog

Courtesy of St. Germain

Berry Happy Together Sangria Recipe

1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc or dry white wine
3/4 cup St. Germain
2 fresh peaches
5-6 fresh strawberries
6 fresh raspberries
1 small bunch of fresh white grapes

Stir ingredients in a pitcher or carafe. Allow fruit to soak in mixture for 15 minutes– or longer if desired. Serve in an ice-filled glass. Garnish with micro marigolds.

“White Wedding” White Cosmopolitan

Photo courtesy of St. Germain / Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo courtesy of St. Germain

White Wedding White Cosmopolitan Recipe

2 parts vodka
1 part St. Germain
3/4 part white cranberry juice
1/2 part lime juice

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into chilled martini glass. Choose a dainty orchid to use as a garnish.

“The Blushing Bride” Champagne Cocktail

Photo: Cocoa Blue / Featured: The Knot Blog

Cocoa Blue

The Blushing Bride Champagne Cocktail Recipe

2 oz passion-fruit nectar
3 oz Champagne
1/2 teaspoon grenadine
Handful of huckleberries

Pour chilled passion-fruit nectar in a flute. Carefully add chilled Champagne and grenadine; don’t stir, but allow to blend. Top with huckleberry garnish.

“Honey, I Do” Honeydew Martini
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Honey, I Do Honeydew Martini Recipe

3 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce Midori
1/2 ounce triple sec

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with crushed ice. Pour all your ingredients in with it. Shake it up well and strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon or lime.

“Something Blue” Blue Curacao Cocktail

Photo: Jennifer Lindberg Weddings / Featured: The Knot Blog

Jennifer Lindberg Weddings

Something Blue Blue Curacao Cocktail Recipe

30ml vodka
15ml blue curacao

Fill a highball glass with ice, add the vodka and blue curacao and top up with lemonade, stir and serve.

“Sweet on You” Strawberry Vodka Lemonade

Photo: Aruna B. Photography / Featured: The Knot Blog

Aruna B. Photography

Sweet On You Strawberry Vodka Lemonade Recipe 

2 cups sliced fresh sliced strawberries
1 cup granulated sugar
7 cups water, divided
1-1/4 cups lemon juice (about the juice from 6 lemons)
Pinnacle Strawberry Shortcake Vodka

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring strawberries, sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Place strawberry mixture in a blender or food processor and puree; set aside and allow to cool.
In a pitcher, mix lemon juice, 6 cups of water and strawberry syrup. This is your Strawberry Lemonade.
In a glass over ice, mix 1 part Pinnacle Strawberry Shortcake Vodka with 3 parts Strawberry Lemonade.

“Just (Rose) Married” Tequila Cocktail

Photo: Jennifer Lindberg Weddings / Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Jennifer Lindberg Weddings

Just (Rose) Married Tequila Cocktail Recipe

1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary
4 blackberries
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) tequila
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) lime juice
4 teaspoons (about 3/4 ounce) Simple Syrup
Ice cubes

In a cocktail shaker combine 2 sprigs rosemary, tequila, lime juice, and Simple Syrup. Add ice cubes; cover and shake until very cold. Strain liquid into an ice-filled glass. If desired, garnish with additional rosemary sprig and blackberries.

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Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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