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12 Instagram-Worthy DIY Drinks For Your Intimate Wedding

12 Instagram-Worthy DIY Drinks For Your Intimate Wedding

We’ve rounded up some of the best DIY recipes to get you started!

ARTICLE BY : Arushi Sakhuja

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Weddings are all about grandeur and opulence but intimate marriage ceremonies have their own charm. As weddings get smaller, it’s all about personalisation and attention to detail while celebrating the special bonds we share with our near and dear ones. But what’s a wedding celebration without an exotic range of beverages? There’s a pretty good chance that the one thing wedding guests look forward to the most, besides seeing two people they love tie the knot, is to make their way to the bar. So, it’s safe to say that along with a good meal, a great bar curation plays a major role for any nuptial ceremony. So, amp up the fun and add a touch of personalization as you get behind the bar. Be it the perfect boozy curation, or a dry bar that works as an oasis of hydration for thirsty guest, it’s time to start stirring up some seriously delicious concoctions for your wedding attendees.

Below are a few recipes to help you create drinks your guests will actually crave as well as make your bar one of the most unforgettable—and Instagram-worthy—features of the celebration.

Cocktails

1.Grapefruit Mimosa

No celebration is complete without bubbly, and if you’re thinking of a recipe that’s full of fizz and flavour, a mimosa never fails to impress. For those daytime wedding these pastel mimosas are the perfect option.

Ingredients:
Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
Elderflower liqueur
4 oz Champagne
Grapefruit slices for serving

Method:
Fill a glass with ice. Pour grapefruit juice and elderflower liqueur over the ice and stir. Top with chilled Champagne and garnish with a slice of grapefruit. Enjoy!


2. Blueberry Mojito

This twist on a mojito gets fruity from fresh blueberries and is just as refreshing as the minty classic. And this cocktail deserves an elegant presentation.

Ingredients:
2 oz white rum
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cane syrup (Cane syrup can be substituted for simple syrup made with 2 parts sugar and 1 part water.)
Mint leaves
Blueberries

Method:
Pour the cane syrup into a glass, then add mint; gently press leaves using a muddler, add blueberries and repeat. Add rum and lime juice and stir well. Top it up with soda and blueberries.
*For a non-alcoholic version eliminate the cognac from the recipe.


3. Bellini

Prosecco and champagne are the most classic of all wedding drinks, but why not go for something a little different and fizzy? A refreshing subtle flavour with a sweet under tone—yes we’re talking about a Bellini.  

Ingredients:
1tsp of peach puree
Sparkling wine

Method:
In a flute glass, add the peach puree, and slowly top with sparkling wine. Gently stir and drop in a cherry.


4. Black and White Martini

Throwing an elegant affair? Go all black and white with your drinks by serving martinis straight up with black olive stirrers.

Ingredients:
4-6  black olive plus some water of the olives
150 ml gin
25ml vermouth

Method:
Put martini glasses in the fridge to chill. Thread the olives skewers and set aside. Fill the glass with ice and pour in the gin, vermouth and olive brine and stir until it’s mixed. Strain the mix into the chilled glasses and garnish with the olive skewers.


5. Cucumber Margarita

Throw the fiesta of all fiestas by making the ultimate in tequila-infused sipper—a margarita. We can’t think of one guest who could complain about that!

Ingredients:
3 cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 cup water
1 cup tequila
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 jalapeño, sliced
Sugar (to taste)

Method:
Slice the cucumbers and place in a pitcher, add the tequila, and water then stir. Place the chilli, lemon in a blender. Add the lime and jalapeno to the pitcher and stir. Best served over ice.


6. Orange Gin-tastic Cocktail

This citrus and gin cocktail infused with rosemary is the ultimate balance of flavours and elegant addition to your wedding bar.

Ingredients:
Gin
Orange slice
Rosemary
Tonic water

Method:
Add gin to a glass and infuse the orange slice and rosemary for at least 30 minutes. Top it up with ice and pour the tonic water over. Garnish with rosemary leave.


7. Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade

The whiskey-loving guys and girls in your life will fall head over heels with this concoction.

Ingredients:
Whiskey
Lemon juice
Rosemary
Fresh blackberries
Sugar syrup
Tonic water or sparkling wine to make it more potent

Method:
Simply combine all the ingredients, give it a stir and voila!


8. Warm Rum Punch

Perfect for a winter wedding, this rum based cocktail with delicious spices with make you feel warm and cosy with a punch of flavour.

Ingredients:
Apple cider
Cinnamon
Fresh ginger
Dark rum
Orange

Method:
Infuse cinnamon into the apple cider, add the dark rum and keep aside. In a glass gently press the ginger using a muddler. Top the infusion, stir well and serve. Garnish with a slice of orange.


9. Minty Moscow Mule

Everyone loves a Moscow Mule—so why not upgrade it with a dash of mint?

Ingredients:
Vodka
Fresh
Lime juice
Ginger beer
Sugar syrup
Mint leaves

Method:
Combine vodka and ginger beer in a glass filled with ice. Add lime juice. Stir gently and garnish with mint leaves.


Mocktails

1.Sangria

Sangria without wine? Yes, this unique sangria recipe not only skips wine but uses fruits for a flavour packed beverage. Impressive isn’t it?

Ingredients:
Passion fruit juice
Sparkling water or ginger ale
Slice fresh kiwi
Slice orange
Slice lime
Star fruit
Fresh cranberries

Method:
Fill a tall glass with ice and add the juice and sparkling water or ginger ale. Toss in the fruit slices. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.


2. Sparkling Pear Punch

With an autumnal vibe, this punch is easy on the palate and a visual delight.

Ingredients:
Pear juice
Slice pear
Lemon juice
Ginger ale
Sugar syrup

Method:
Pour pear juice into a glass, add lemon juice and sugar syrup. Mix in ginger ale and top with fresh sliced pear.


3. Salted Caramel Mocktails

If you love coffee and bold flavours, sweet and salty layers of cream make this cocktail one of indulgence.

Ingredients:
Salted caramel sauce
½ cup of water
Espresso powder
Unsweetened baking cocoa
Ice cubes
Heavy whipping cream

Method:
Dip the rim of  a lowball glasses into salted caramel sauce. Mix water ,caramel sauce, espresso powder and baking cocoa until well blended. Pour in a glass and fill to the rim with ice. Top it with whipping cream.


 

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