Signature Cocktail Ideas + The Latest Trend in Weddings

Learn more about mobile cocktail bars and be inspired by three recipes.

Mobile cocktails bars are all the rage for weddings and pre-wedding events.

Photo: Callaway Gable

Just as food trucks have been a major trend in recent weddings, the latest trend is also mobile; however, instead of offering fare, they provide cocktails! Mobile cocktails bars are all the rage for weddings and pre-wedding events. Perfect for an alfresco cocktail hour or even an engagement party or bridal shower, these bars on wheels provide a unique place for guests to grab a drink and also offer a picture-perfect photo op. 

The Charlotte Mobile Wedding Bar by Yes Cocktail Co.

Photo by Michelle Roller

Our Winter 2019 issue featured The Bubble Tap Trailer in our Discoveries section; however, if you'd rather trade in prosecco served from a darling converted camper trailer for crafted cocktails, Yes Cocktail Co.'s "The Charlotte" trailer bar (pictured above) is available for wedding events. The dark wood details work beautifully for a rustic-chic wedding or a chic addition to an alfresco rehearsal dinner. The husband-and-wife team behind the mobile bar and cocktail company also sell craft libations featuring locally sourced, entirely natural ingredients, so you can have hand-crafted cocktails at home (or at your wedding!).

The Charlotte mobile cocktail bar cocktail ideas and bar menu

Photo by Michelle Roller

Take a look at three of their most popular wedding cocktail recipes served from "The Charlotte" mobile bar, your own kitchen, or your stylish wedding bar. The Old Fashioned is perfect for "His" signature cocktail, while "Blissfully Berried" and "Lavender 75" are popular "Hers" options!

Old Fashioned

1 oz Yes Cocktail Co. Orange Clove cocktail mixer
3 oz Rye, Whiskey or Bourbon
1 large ice sphere

Garnish with an orange peel and cherry.

Blissfully Berried

1 oz Yes Cocktail Co. Blackberry Pomegranate or Blueberry Basil
.5 oz fresh lemon
2 oz gin or vodka

Shake on ice and serve in a martini glass or champagne coupe. Add a berry garnish.

Lavender 75

.75 oz Yes Cocktail Co. Lavender Honey Mixer
1 oz gin
4 oz brut sparkling

Add a lemon twist garnish and serve in a champagne glass.

The Charlotte Mobile Bar Yes Cocktail Co. Old Fashioned and Blissfully Berried

Photo by Michelle Roller

For more ideas, learn how to curate the perfect libations for your wedding day, find out what you need to know about hiring a food truck, see tropical cocktail drink recipes, and view hors d'oeuvres ideas for cocktail hour that everyone will love.