6 Cocktail Ideas for a Summer Wedding

August 4, 2022

If you’re planning a wedding, you know that gone are the times of plopping a glass of champagne on the reception table and calling it a day. Today, guests are often excited to see what kind of drinks our wedding bar service can create. Many people take this opportunity to show off their personality or coordinate the cocktails to the theme of their wedding. Whatever the case may be, this is your chance to get creative! From our mobile bar service North Carolina, here are 6 cocktail ideas for a summer wedding.

Blue Raspberry Spiked Lemonade

Still looking for something blue? Add it to your drinks! This baby blue-hued cocktail is the perfect way to incorporate the wedding tradition into your big day. Its base of lemonade adds to the classic summer vibes. Here’s what your wedding bartender will need.


  • Ice
  • 1/2 gallon lemonade of your choice
  • 6 ounces of your choice of Vodka
  • 4 1/2 ounces of blue raspberry flavored Vodka
  • Garnish of your choice (our mobile bar service North Carolina suggests adding in flowers from the bridal party’s bouquets for a personal touch)

The Hugo

Speaking of class, if you’re looking to emulate sophistication, this drink will do it. Starting with a base of sparkling Prosecco white wine, the addition of mint, elderflower, and lime give this spirit a subtle hint of flavor and freshness. Make sure to use a stalk of mint in addition to sprinkling smaller leaves in. This helps to evoke a bit of a greek feel to your glass; classical indeed!


  • Ice
  • 6 ounces of your choice of Prosecco
  • 2 Tbsp Elderflower liqueur or syrup
  • 2 ounces of seltzer or sparkling water
  • Juice squeezed from a wedge of lime
  • Garnish with mint stalk/leaves

Georgia Peach Smash

This dark-liquor and peach-based drink is the perfect touch for a southern belle bride. Between the ripe, in-season peaches, and Old Camp Peach pecan whiskey, the Peach Smash does a great job of capturing that southern charm. One sip of this spirit will have you feeling like you’re sittin’ on the porch watching the lightnin’ bugs roll in after a southern summer storm.


Spicy Watermelon Sangria

A fruit sangria, only….add a little bit of spice! Mix the iconic summer fruit with rosé, brandy, grand mariner, strawberries, and rim with ancho chile sugar, and you’ve got a sultry twist on the classic adult beverage. Summer weddings can be hot, and drinking can add to dehydration. Utilize a fruit that’s 90 percent water, and your guests will thank you for it! Here’s what our mobile bar service North Carolina will use to make this refreshing take on sangria.


  • 1 750ml bottle of your choice of Rosé
  • 1/2 cup Brandy
  • 1/2 cup Grand Mariner
  • 2 cups of club soda
  • 1 cup watermelon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups watermelon, cut
  • 1-pint strawberries, sliced
  • Fresh mint
  • Garnish 2 Tsp. ancho chili powder and 1 Tbsp. sugar, mixed

Lavender and Lemon Gin and Tonic

If you’re looking to create a calming, spa-like aura, you can’t go wrong with lavender. With a base of just gin and soda water, this drink is incredibly easy to make and can be whipped up in seconds. Since the flavoring is subtle, this gorgeous take on a gin-and-tonic is perfect for the picky eaters at your wedding! Simply ask your bartender services for wedding to remove the lavender.


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 4 ounces soda water
  • Lemon juice (about half a lemon per glass)
  • Sprig of fresh lavender

Champagne Sorbet

What’s a wedding without champagne? Mix the dry flavor of Champagne with water, orange juice, sugar, and grated orange rinds and freeze it all together to create a custom sorbet. This spin on the classic wedding spirit is a great way to bring out the kid in your guests while beating the summer heat!


  • 1 bottle of brut Champagne
  • 4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup orange juice, squeezed straight from the orange
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. grated orange rind
  • Garnish of choice (our wedding bar service recommends curled orange rinds)

Pour Bar Services | Mobile Bar Service North Carolina

Whether you’re looking for something memorable or want to keep it classic, we hope these cocktails gave you some inspiration for the big day! Looking for bartender services for wedding? Pour Bar Services can help! Our mobile bar service North Carolina is available for weddings and events all over the Carolinas. Looking for a location? We work with multiple wedding bar service vendors in the vicinity. From barns to estates, we have locations (and drinks!) to suit your taste. Let us help create the day of your dreams. To book wedding bar service, contact us today!