Cocktail Recipes Perfect for Spring & Summer Events

View recipe ideas featuring a raspberry liqueur for your warm-weather wedding.

To inspire the libations served at your spring and summer nuptials, we're sharing cocktail recipes ideal for warm-weather weddings and events.

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With spring and summer around the corner, it's time to start planning what cocktails you'll serve at not only your nuptials, but also parties held throughout the warmer months! As the sun begins to shine, tastebuds start to crave bubbling beverages that provide a light, crisp taste. To inspire the libations served at your spring and summer nuptials, we're sharing cocktail recipes ideal for warm-weather weddings and events.

The Chambord Spritz features just three ingredients – the raspberry liqueur, white wine, and soda water – and is perfect for sipping while getting ready with your bridesmaids in lieu of (or in addition to) Champagne and mimosas. The Punch Royale is perfect for a laid-back "cake and punch" reception or even an engagement party or rehearsal dinner as it's served in a large punch bowl for loved ones to serve themselves. The Chambord Manhattan is a rich, full drink inspired by the classic libation – with a nontraditional twist. It's ideal for cocktail hour as well as the reception, and it would make a wonderful addition at a special bar next to the cigar station at your after-party. The Chambord Royale is another light option and the perfect bubbly to toast with or offer as a welcome beverage at the ceremony or reception.

Take a look at the easy-to-make spring and summer cocktail recipes, below!

Chambord Spritz

Chambord Spritz cocktail recipe with Chambord raspberry liqueur and white wine soda water

- 1½ oz Chambord Liqueur
- 4 oz dry white wine
- soda water

Take a large wine glass and fill it with ice. Add Chambord, white wine, and soda – and enjoy!

Punch Royale

Punch Royale with chambord raspberry liqueur cranberry juice and sparkling wine

- 8 oz Chambord Liqueur
- 8 oz cranberry juice
- 2 cold bottles sparkling wine
- raspberries and/or blackberries

Take two bottles of cold Champagne, cranberry juice, and Chambord. Pour into a punch bowl or large pitcher. Stir and garnish with raspberries or blackberries (or both), and serve as soon as the clock is ready.

Chambord Manhattan

Chambord Manhattan cocktail with Woodford Reserve bourbon bitters and a cherry

- ½ oz Chambord Liqueur
- 1½ oz Woodford Reserve® Bourbon
- dash of bitters
- maraschino cherry

Take a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Pour in Chambord, bourbon, and a dash of bitters. Strain into a martini glass, or fancy glassware of your choice. Top with a cherry!

Chambord Royale

Chambord Royale cocktail recipe with champagne and raspberry garnish

- ¼ oz Chambord Liqueur
- Champagne
- raspberry

Pour Chambord into a flute glass. Top with whatever your taste desires. Then finish with the important raspberry.

For more ideas, discover holiday cocktail recipes for your winter nuptials or parties, view signature cocktail recipe inspiration, and take a look at the delectable food and drink options chosen by couples for their real weddings.