Signature Cocktail Recipes for Your Wedding Reception

View an array of tasty libations to serve at your celebration.

After witnessing your heartfelt vows during the ceremony, many guests are anxious to get to the bar during the cocktail hour and reception. While traditional mixed drinks, beer, and wine are classic favorites, a number of modern brides and grooms are taking their guests' bar experience to new heights. Creating signature cocktails has become a common wedding trend, as have specialized bars created around the beloved libation of the bride, groom, or both. Your wedding bar is yet another chance to create a more exciting experience for your guests by curating personalized drinks or stations.

To offer some ideas and assistance, we asked Sourced Craft Cocktails – a cocktail catering company providing a thoughtful experience and career mixologists for your event – to share some of their favorite recipes as well as those favored by couples in their markets of Austin, Dallas, Denver, and Los Angeles. So even if you don't live in one of those cities, you can make these tasty sips in your own kitchen for a pre-wedding get-together with friends and family.

Take a look at three cocktail recipes below, as well as two ideas for "His" and "Hers" libation stations!

Lakeside
Lakeside vodka cocktail drink Sourced Craft Cocktails wedding bar ideas

Ingredients:
- 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 oz. osmantheus syrup (honeysuckle taste profile)
- 2 oz. Tito's vodka
- club soda
- cucumber

Preparation:
Combine fresh lemon juice, syrup, and vodka. Add ice, fill glass with club soda, and top with a cucumber slice garnish.

Ruby 75
Ruby 75 gin cocktail drink Sourced Craft Cocktails wedding bar ideas

Ingredients:
- 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz. hibiscus syrup
- 1 oz. Seersucker gin
- prosecco
- lemon twist

Preparation:
Combine fresh lemon juice, syrup, and gin. Pour into glass, top with prosecco, and add a lemon twist for garnish.

Gold Rush
Gold Rush whiskey cocktail drink Sourced Craft Cocktails wedding bar ideas

Ingredients:
- 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 oz. honey syrup
- 2 oz. Maker's Mark bourbon
- ice cube
- lemon wedge

Preparation:
Combine fresh lemon juice, syrup, and bourbon. Pour into glass over ice and add a lemon wedge for garnish.

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In addition to wedding cocktails, the company also provide a "His - Old Fashioned Bar" and "Hers - Bubbles Bar" stations. 
Bubbles Bar Sourced Craft Cocktails champagne bellini bar wedding ideas
The "Bubbles Bar" features sparkling wine or Champagne with a French fruit licquor and delicate garnish. Most brides select three licquor variations to present loved ones, including blackberry, peach, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, and cherry. 

Sourced Craft Cocktails Bourbon Bar Old Fashioned drink station his ideas
The "Old Fashioned Bar" showcases the "Pecan Old Fashioned," "You'll Shoot Your Rye Out," and "Black Cherry Old Fashioned" drinks for grooms and their guests to choose from. 

For more libation ideas, discover wintry cocktail recipes for your reception, drink ideas for a destination wedding, and signature cocktails for all of your milestones.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy