Your guests are braving some fairly ferocious weather to celebrate your nuptials! It’s hot, it’s humid, and it ain’t pretty. So when they finally do barrel through the doors of your venue in their festive fineries- greet them with a refreshing signature cocktail! In addition to the usual fare of wines and whiskey, have one or two of these on hand to shake things up and create a special, Happy Shappy memory!
This one does take a wee bit of pre-planning to get the syrup ready (simple sugar syrup with fresh raspberries), but boy is it worth it. If there were ever a bride who wanted to match her lehenga to the drink in her hand, it’s got to be the raspberry mojito! We love the biting flavors and the rich coloring of this summer cocktail!
Strawberry Basil Gin Cocktail
Subtly sweet, a little tart and gorgeous to behold. No, not just the bride – this strawberry basil gin cocktail! Its flavors are perfect on a hot summer evening – plus you can use whichever gin you have on hand (though we’re partial to Greater Than, India’s own gin!) The combination of strawberries and basil is divine – but dangerous! Your guests may not realize it’s an adult beverage – so ration this one out!
Blackberry Thyme Sparkler
Sensing a trend here? We love fruit in our summer cocktails – they add a zest of freshness that’s so badly needed on steamy evenings. This one’s got juicy blackberries and a sprig of thyme that gives this cocktail a gorgeously elegant look. And if your style is more glam than rustic, rim your glasses with some gold baking sugar – making your Instgram followers very #HappyShappy!
Ombré Grapefruit Cocktail
Ombre’s not just for your hair, girls! We’re seeing the color gradient in every aspect of weddings –from lehengas to cakes, and invitations to floral displays. Ladies and Gents, meet the most on-trend drink ever! Even guests who aren’t fans of the controversial grapefruit are sure to love the way it’s infused into this cocktail – and the colors make it too pretty to drink….almost.
Ginger Jasmine Rosé Cocktail
There’s no shame in sipping pink wine, y’all! Plus, this one’s got jasmine and ginger – so it’s kind of sort of like drinking tea, right? Actually, it really is made with steeped jasmine tea – giving it a flavor that will be totally unique to your celebrations. We’d be shocked to hear if your guests have ever had this one before – so introduce them to this classy cocktail!