Baby it’s cold outside, so warm up with the perfect winter wedding signature drink. We have narrowed down our top 5 winter cocktail recipes! And yes, they are as delicious as they are beautiful.
Blackberry Ombre Sparkler
1 cup fresh blackberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 bottle champagne
Instructions: In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar and water. Bring to a boil on high heat and then reduce to a simmer and let cook for 12 ~ 15 minutes. The blackberries will become soft and bright in color and a pinkish purple syrup will form. Take off the heat and drain the blackberries, keeping the syrup in a separate bowl. Set both aside and allow to cool. Once blackberries and simple syrup are cooled, spoon about 4 tablespoons of syrup into the bottom of each champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with fresh blackberries or the cooked blackberries and a spring of rosemary.
Chilled Coco Martini
1 packet hot cocoa mix
1 cup milk
3 oz. whipped cream flavored vodka
1 oz. Buttershots caramel liqueur
Instructions: Bring the milk to a simmer in a pot and whisk in the cocoa mix until fully incorporated. Refrigerate for about 10 – 15 minutes to chill. Add 1/2 cup of the prepared cocoa to a cocktail shaker along with the vodka and caramel liqueur. Fill with ice, shake well and pour into cocktail glasses. Garnish with either whipped cream or marshmallows.
1 cup pineapple juice,
chilled 1/2 cup blue curacao
1/2 cup light rum
1/2 cup cream of coconut
4 slices pineapple
Instructions: In blender, combine ice, pineapple juice, blue curaçao, rum, and cream of coconut and blend until mixture is smooth. Pour into 4 glasses.
Black Bourbon Hot Chocolate
1½ cups Milk
5 tbsp Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate Mix (Or mix of your choice)
2 oz. Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon by Jim Beam
Whipped Cream (I like homemade)
Instructions: In a small saucepan, heat milk and hot chocolate mix over medium – high heat until it starts to steam (do not boil). Stir frequently. Pour 1 oz. of black cherry bourbon into each cup. Evenly divide hot chocolate between the two cups. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Winter Sea Breeze
21 oz vodka (1/8 cup)
1 oz grapefruit juice (1/8 cup)
1/2 oz tonic syrup (2 tablespoons)
2 oz soda water (1/4 cup)
12 pomegranate seeds
3 mint leaves (for garnish)
Instructions: Fill your glass about 3/4 full with ice. A lowball glass is the perfect size. Add the vodka, grapefruit juice, tonic syrup and stir. Pour in the soda water and garnish with the pomegranate seeds and mint leaves.
Tell us, which winter wedding signature drink do you want to try?
By: Dana Bates