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Take a Break From the Heat with These Modern Cocktails

Strawberry sangria

Few things are more welcome on a sun-drenched summer wedding day than a chilled, flavorful drink! One with a little spike of alcohol would be nice, too!  Luckily, summer is the perfect season for a delightful variety of fresh fruits in the most vibrant colors. So we had a great time putting together this roundup of 9 modern signature drinks that will definitely pretty up your wedding scene ,while quenching your guests’ thirst!

Cool Off With These Fabulous Cocktails for Summer

Tropical cocktails with champagne

1 – Blue Champagne– Such a striking drink to match with your summer wedding palette, like this one at a real wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica [via Destination Weddings & Honeymoons].

2 – Cocktails in Coconuts – How cool is this drink presentation using actual coconuts to serve drinks at a tropical destination wedding? Image from Don Mirra Weddings.com [via Oceania Island Living].

Peach and pear cocktails

3 – “Perfect Pear” – This elegant blend of pear liquor, St. Germain, and pear nectar garnished with dehydrated pear slices is one of the signature drinks at Pippin Hill Farm + Vineyards [via Andrea Hubbell].

4 – Peach Tom Collins – Here’s a summery version of a classic cocktail using fresh peaches, club soda, and peach-flavored vodka from Cupcakes and Cashmere [via Preston Bailey]. Recipe courtesy of My Recipes.com.

Peach and pear cocktails

5 – Watermelon Mojito – Love the bright color of this delicious-looking mojito made with seedless watermelon and white rum, and trimmed with mint leaves [via Punchbowl.com].

6 – Strawberry Nectarine Lime Bellini – This is such a fruity concoction! A puree of fresh strawberries and nectarines, topped up with champagne and a dash of lime juice, with blueberries and mint leaves added [via Running to the Kitchen].

Prosecco cocktails
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7 – Prosecco Sangria – This is like a celebration of all things ‘peachy’! A mix of peaches, nectarines, and apricots blended with peach brandy and chilled Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) [via Stagetecture.com].

8 – White Sangria with Prosecco – How about a concoction of prosecco with limoncello! Try this unique recipe blending fruits such as raspberries, cranberries, and nectarines. A true summer sangria! See the recipe.

9 – Blackberry Rosemary Prosecco Cocktail – A unique blend of fruit and herbs, this drink features a syrup made from fresh blackberries and chopped rosemary leaves. To serve, top with Prosecco and garnish with whole berries and sprigs of rosemary [via 17 Apart.com].


  1. Love all these delicious cocktail ideas!!!!

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by, Keisha! Why not try a couple of these to beat the summer heat?

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