If you’ll be serving cocktails for your beach wedding, you might want to limit the menu of liquors and mixes. Not only is this more affordable, but it’s easier for your bartender to keep track of. A sign or menu with your available cocktails is a great idea, and a small variety of tropical drinks will please most of your guests.
Bahama Mama Sunrise
This is a delicious cocktail, and is traditionally served over ice. Rum is the basis, and is a fairly popular liquor, so it’s a great addition to your drink menu. It’s made with a shot of rum, four ounces of orange juice, two ounces of pineapple juice, a shot of spiced rum and half an ounce of grenadine syrup. It has a very tropical taste, making it perfect for a beach wedding cocktail.
This fun drink also features rum, but with the addition of gin, has a crisper taste. To make it, you use a shot of gin and a shot of spiced or dark rum, a tablespoon of claret and a tablespoon of orange juice. The ingredients are poured over the ice and shaken, then strained into a cocktail glass. This is the perfect “little umbrella” drink, and easy for your bartender to create.
Citrusy and crisp, this is a refreshing afternoon cocktail, and alcohol-free versions are great for the kids who attend your wedding. This one is made with one shot of any coconut liqueur, two shots of lime liqueur, half a shot of rum, an ounce of orange juice and half an ounce of Sprite. To make the kids’ version, simply mix one part orange juice and one part Sprite, and add a few tablespoons of coconut or pineapple juice.
Whether you’re having a light afternoon reception or a huge celebration at sundown, adding an open bar with a tropical drink menu is classy and fun. These drinks are sure to put a smile on your guests’ faces.