Cocktails Perfect For A Wedding Reception

Who said cocktails are just restricted to informal post-office outings or parties with friends? Sipping a yummy cocktail is actually a fabulous idea, especially if it is during marriage festivities. In this age and time, no one really minds a little buzz at weddings. People have progressed so much, including parents and grandparents, that arranging for booze is not an issue anymore.

So if you are planning a summer wedding, then you better get started on making the list of cocktails too. Because whatever you say, one thing that people will definitely talk about long after the wedding is over, is alcohol. Really: gone are those days when people said the route through your guests’ heart is through food.

Nope, sorry. Appeasing everyone at a wedding – which is a such a stressful event in the first place- is through delicious, mind-blowing alcohol. So if you are confused about which drink to include and why, don’t fret.

We have prepared a list of liquids that will certainly leave your guests happy (high):

Watermelon Mojito

This fruit is seasonal but it is delicious. So starting the flow of drinks with something light, fresh and zippy like the watermelon itself is not such a bad idea. The best part is watermelons are neither too sweet nor too sour.

They are just perfect to consume and to quench the thirst. So how does one prepare yummilicious watermelon mojito?


Ingredients: 2 ounces rum, 1 ounce fresh lime juice, 1 ounce simple syrup, 6-8 mint leaves, half watermelon cut into cubes

Method: Mash watermelon and mint together to create a form of semi-liquid. Add rum, fresh lime juice and syrup with ice and mix well. Pour the drink into a glass without straining and you are all set!

Sharabi Lassi

Yes, it exists and it’s AWESOME. It is a desi version of pina colada and it literally spreads a wave of calmness inside the body – which is exactly what is needed during at the wedding reception. Preparing it is quite easy.


Ingredients: 45ml coconut rum, 60ml mango lassi, 25 ml Bailey’s Irish cream (for one serving)

Method: Add all the ingredients with ice in a shaker and mix properly. Then, transfer the contents into a glass and garnish with mango slices and mint.

OMG – We can’t wait to make it and drink it ourselves!

Tamarind Margarita

Margarita itself is a little sour drink and when it is mixed with a tinge of tamarind – the results are mind blasting! Trust us: it is a very unconventional cocktail choice for a wedding but it will be a hit amongst everyone else.


Ingredients: 1.5 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce of triple sec, 2 ounces of lime juice, 0.4 ounces of lime juice, 0.4 ounces of simple syrup, 0.2 ounces tamarind paste

Method: Shake tamarind paste with tequila and triple sec until dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and shake them well too. Pour the contents into a glass and garnish the drink with a lime wheel.

Vodka Shikanji

It is the usual shikanji, but with the buzz of vodka! Whoa. We already love it. Shikanji is a popular drink in Uttar Pradesh and it is primarily made of soda, lemon and masala powder. Well since the original drink is a phenomenon in itself, we can’t help but imagine how delicious it will taste after being mixed with vodka.


Ingredients: vodka: 60 ml, lime juice: 30 ml, sugar syrup: 45 ml, mint: 8-10 leaves, shikanji salt: 1 tablespoon, ice

Method: Add all the ingredients in a blender with ice and blend them well. Pour the content in a glass, top up to taste with water and serve!

Rum Corritto

This could be your new must-serve at the wedding reception! Why? Because it is so simple that most people would have never even thought about preparing it. Really – you will be surprised to know that!


Ingredients: White rum: 45 ml, coriander leaves: 3-5 sprigs, lime chunks: 3-4, sugar syrup: 10 ml, tabasco: 2-3 dashes, chaat masala: as per taste,  Thumbs Up

Method: Muddle the coriander leaves and lime in a glass and add rest of the ingredients, including the white rum. Then, pour some Thumbs Up and the cocktail is ready to be served!


So which cocktail is your favourite? Do let us know…

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