That’s the Spirit: Crafty Cocktails for Every Personality

Add a twist to typical cocktails with these four recipes


Whether you’re hosting a shower or planning a reception, these simple and refreshing cocktails are crafted to fit any bride’s personality:

Absolut Summertime

by Laura Massie
Head over Heels Event Planning & Décor






“For the bride who wants a refreshing cocktail for her spring or summer wedding, we suggest serving these delicious Absolut Summertime drinks as her signature cocktail.”

1½ ounces Absolut Citron
¾ ounce sweet-and-sour mix
½ ounce Sprite
3 ounces soda water
1 lemon wedge

Add all ingredients except lemon to shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain contents into an ice-filled Collins glass and garnish with lemon.


Big Mac Daddy

by CarrieAnn Drinnen
Serendipity Events

“For the fearless bride who marches to the beat of her own drum, a mix of classic and rock ’n’ roll.”

1½ ounces bourbon
1 ounce Disaronno amaretto
8 raspberries
2 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce ginger ale

Shake bourbon, Disaronno
cranberry juice, and raspberries with cubed ice and strain into an ice-filled sling glass, top with
ginger ale, and garnish with a single raspberry.



Lavender Martini

by Anne Markey
Favor Me Events

“For the bride who wishes to bring an organic touch to her garden wedding while keeping it clean, simple, and refreshing.”

2 ounces Bombay Sapphire Gin
½ ounce dry vermouth
½ ounce lavender simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a well-chilled mason jar and garnish with a sprig of lavender.





Bourbon & Champagne Punch

by Sara Hall
Hall & Webb Event Design, 919-946-4581

“For the Southern bride, the Bourbon & Champagne Punch is perfect. Bubbly and sweet with a bourbon kick, men and women alike will enjoy this refreshing blend any season of the year.”

1½ ounces bourbon
3 ounces cranberry juice
3 ounces lemon-lime soda
1 teaspoon fresh lemon or
lime juice
1 small dash bitters
Fill glass to top with

Chill all ingredients. Serve over ice in a highball glass or mason jar, depending on your wedding location and décor. Add champagne 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with a lemon or an orange slice. For a personal touch add a fun straw or stir stick.

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