Summer Cocktails for Every Wedding-Related Event

Delightful spirits for your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, and wedding!

Summer Cocktails for Every Wedding-Related Event

Photo: Courtesy of Sauza

One of our favorite ways to keep cool during the hot summer months is to enjoy a chilled glass of wine or a delicious cocktail over ice. As a bride-to-be, you’ll have many reasons to celebrate this summer. Keep the libations flowing from the engagement party, to the cocktail hour, and even the day-after brunch to keep your guests hydrated and having a ball for hours during each celebration.

We’ve put together the drinks for you and your groom to sip while making long-lasting memories with loved ones throughout each of your upcoming wedding events. Take a look at our suggestions and recipes below, and let us know what looks the tastiest!

Perfect for Bridal Showers:
If you're having a bridal shower or engagement party, La Marca Prosecco's miniature bottles offer the perfect preview of a tasty "something blue." Give the bottles to your friends and family as take-home favors, or keep them at a fun bar cart display for a build-your-own mimosa and Bellini station! Have a variety of purées on hand, including peach, plum, strawberry, or other seasonal summer fruits. 

La Marca Prosecco mini blue bottles

Perfect for Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties:
Bachelor(ette) parties have long been revered as one last moment to celebrate with just your friends before tying the knot. Ensure the night is unforgettable with this tequila cocktail that will keep your friends awake all night long.  


Tying the Knot tequila cocktail

1 part Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
¼ part orange liqueur
1 part passion fruit juice
1 part soda water
½ part agave nectar
Lime Juice
Lime Peel (garnish)

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients and shake vigorously. Pour into glass over ice and garnish with lime peel (optional).

Perfect for Rehearsal Dinners:
Your rehearsal dinner is a special moment of your wedding. It's a time to celebrate with an intimate group of family and friends as they share their wisdom and wishes for the future. Toast to a memorable weekend with a variety of wines from Uproot, which can be found at select stores and shipped directly to your doorstep. The unique label on each bottle offers a sampling of the taste, before you even try the wine: each color represents a tasting note and the size represents the dominance of that particular flavor. Choose between Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, and Rosé for your upcoming wedding events.

Uproot wine and flavor profiles

Perfect for Cocktail Hours:
Cocktail hours are a time to celebrate with friends, family, and each other! Whether your loved ones prefer wines or spirits, combine the two to create a delicious sangria that will delight every guest. Refreshing and perfect for summer, try this amaretto sangria and let us know what you think in the comments!


Amaretto Sangria with Ciroc vodka recipe

10 oz. CÎROC Amaretto
10 oz. Pinot Noir wine
5 oz. orange liqueur
5 oz. simple syrup
5 oz. fresh lemon juice
15 oz. sparkling water with lemon

Stir over ice in a 64 oz. pitcher. If you’d like, garnish with cherries and slices of orange, lemon, and lime.

Perfect for Wedding Receptions:
What better wine to have at your wedding reception than a delectable variety from a brand that was founded on a couple's wedding day? When Jennifer and Stephen McPherson got married in Napa Valley, Jennifer made her new husband promise that he would fulfill his dream and passion of winemaking. Eleven years later, their boutique company is continuing to grow and offers delicious vintages for other brides and grooms getting married and celebrating special occasions. Try Promise Wine's summer wine, "the joy," a Pinot Noir Rosé featuring notes of wild strawberries, hints of peach, and summer melon for an alfresco celebration under the stars. 

Promise Wine The Joy Rose

For more drink inspiration, be sure to try these 5 signature cocktails and consider these non-alcoholic options for your guests. Visit our food and drink photo gallery to see which libations Inside Weddings couples chose to serve at their events!