12 Absolute Best (And Tastiest) Cocktails For Every Wedding Celebration


A wedding celebration perfectly blends love, joy, and unforgettable moments. And what better way to raise a toast to the happy couple other than with delightful and refreshing cocktails? These handcrafted cocktails add a touch of elegance to the festivities and leave a lasting impression on your guests. They are an absolute must to include at your wedding bar. Whether you prefer something classic, tropical, or uniquely customised, here are 12 cocktails that will make your wedding reception even more special (and maybe… a little bit tipsy and loose on the dance floor!)

Sparkling Berry Sangria

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Start and end your wedding with the all-time classic cocktail, Sparkling Berry Sangria, to end your wedding on a high note. This delightful concoction blends your favourite berries, white wine, orange liqueur, and a splash of sparkling water, culminating in a refreshing conclusion to your festivities. The vibrant fruits in the glass add a touch of aesthetic appeal, infusing the celebration with laughter and joy. A perfect cocktail to toast to your love and create cherished memories for all.

This drink contains:

Berries, White wine, Orange liqueur, and Sparkling water to top

Sugar Cake

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Want some local flavour? We Gotchu! Introducing the showstopper of your wedding night, Sugar Cake from Kokomo KL, sure to keep your guests’ glasses full and spirits high! With a delightful blend of Sake and Vodka as its base and Pandan taking the spotlight, Sugar Cake is set to become the IT cocktail! Inspired by the Chinese steamed sugar cake, this concoction boasts it’s familiar flavour. The soda water perfectly mimics the cake’s fermentation, lending a light and fluffy texture to this sensational creation. Get ready to immerse your taste buds in a symphony of delightful local tastes!

This drink contains:

Sake, Vodka, Pandan syrup, Soda water

Chilli Passion Martini

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For bold and edgy couples seeking to spice up their wedding celebration, the Chili Passion Martini is the perfect choice. This electrifying tingling concoction combines premium vodka, passion fruit, and a hint of chilli, delivering an exhilarating taste experience that sets the mood for an unforgettable evening. Ignite the passions of your guests and infuse your wedding with a tantalising touch of spicy allure. Buckle up for a thrilling ride of flavours and excitement!

This drink contains:

Vodka, Passion fruit juice, Deseeded chilli

Ginger-Hibiscus Spritzer

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For those seeking a casual and lightweight option, indulge in the refreshing Ginger-Hibiscus Spritzer! Elevate your wedding with the Hibiscus Fizz – a delightful blend of hibiscus tea, dried hibiscus, ginger ale, rose and club soda. This visually stunning concoction exudes floral elegance, making it an ideal choice for a romantic toast. Your guests will be captivated by its captivating flavours, ensuring a memorable and enchanting celebration.

This drink contains:

Hibiscus tea, Dried hibiscus, Rosé, Ginger ale and Club soda

Coconut Margarita

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If you’re hosting a beach wedding and in search of a cocktail that perfectly complements the vibes, look no further than the Coconut Margarita! Cool, creamy, and oh-so-refreshing, this delightful concoction is sure to become a favourite among margarita lovers. Sip on the tropical goodness as you bask in the sun and celebrate love with a touch of coastal charm. Cheers to a beachy and blissful wedding!

This drink contains:

Tequila, Triple Sec (or Cointreau), Lime juice, Cream of coconut, Sweetened shredded coconut for the rim

French 75

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If you and your partner are trying to make a statement on your big day, French 75 is the way to go! A flawless match for a bold classy love birds, this timeless masterpiece will undoubtedly mesmerise your guests. Crafted with Gin, a touch of sugar, fresh lemon juice, and crowned with Champagne, this cocktail, stylishly presented in a champagne flute, offers a delightful departure from the normal basic Champagne toast *yawn*. Sometimes made with lavender syrup for a lilac tinge of je ne sais quoi. Your choice to embrace the French 75 will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark, etching your special day into the memories of all who partake.

This drink contains:

Gin, lavender syrup (or regular syrup), Lemon juice, and Champagne

Gin Pahit

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A wedding infused with local flavours becomes even more intimate and unforgettable. That’s why The Wedding Notebook includes Gin Pahit, a renowned Malaysian cocktail, on our list! This vintage concoction blends gin, sugar syrup, and Angostura bitters, creating a charming pink hue that will make everyone go “aww” with delight. Embrace the spirit of Malaysia and add a touch of goofiness to your big day with Gin Pahit!

This drink contains:

Gin, Sugar syrup, Angostura bitters

Golden Hour

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Add a little bit of spice and a whole lot of allure to your celebration with Golden Hour! Despite its golden hue, this enticing cocktail will have your guests taking a second sip in no time, leaving them wondering. A full-bodied whisky sour twist, Golden Hour masterfully combines delectable spices with the earthy essence of turmeric, beautifully complementing the mildly peated Scotch whisky. The result is a rich, palatable delight that will keep you sipping non-stop throughout the festivities. Trust us, this unique blend is a true showstopper!

This drink contains:

Orange juice, Club Soda, Scotch Whiskey, Honey cinnamon simple syrup, Dried Orange slices

Gin & Tonic

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Are you looking for a simple yet versatile and groovy cocktail to keep the celebration going all night long? Look no further than the timeless and refreshing Gin and Tonic! Beloved among cocktail enthusiasts, this delightful cocktail blends premium gin with the zesty kick of tonic water. Garnished with a slice of citrus or a sprig of aromatic herbs, it adds a touch of elegance to any wedding celebration. Treat your guests to a sophisticated and invigorating taste experience with this iconic cocktail. Let the festivities begin in style!

This drink contains:

Gin, Tonic water, Aromatic herb and Citrus slice for garnish

Old Fashioned

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Step back in time and savour the classic Old Fashioned, one of the oldest and most beloved cocktails known to grace wedding celebrations. And we all know, anything adorned with cherries is bound to be both great and sweet! Crafted with Whiskey, Sugar, Bitters, and a cherry garnish, this cocktail exudes timeless elegance and smooth sweetness, making it a true go-to classic for your unforgettable wedding night. Raise your glasses to a celebration steeped in tradition and irresistible flavours!

This drink contains:

Whiskey, Simple syrup, Bitters, Orange peel for garnish

Lychee Martini

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Elegant, sexy and most importantly….lychee! This revitalising concoction serves as the perfect cocktail to leave a lasting impression on your guests. Crafted with a blend of vodka and vermouth, it delivers a delightful symphony of sweet aromas and flavours, elegantly adorned with freshly-sliced lychees. Martini enthusiasts and newcomers alike will find themselves irresistibly drawn to its charms, making it a surefire favourite for your big day!

This drink contains:

Vodka, Vermouth, Lychee juice, Lime juice and Lychee fruit as garnish

Whiskey Ginger

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A classic cocktail that never disappoints, its delightful combination of smooth whiskey and zesty ginger ale promises to please even the most discerning palates. Whether you’re dancing the night away or enjoying intimate moments, Whiskey Ginger is always a safer choice to toast to love and unforgettable memories. Because let’s be real, even the most inexperienced bartender can make this cocktail. So, let us all cheer to love, simplicity, and joy!

This drink contains:

Irish Whiskey, Ginger ale, Lime wedge

These 12 cocktails are sure to add an extra sparkle to your wedding celebrations. Whether you choose one or offer a variety, these delectable drinks will undoubtedly delight your guests and make your special day even more memorable. Raise your glasses, clink, and toast to a lifetime of love and happiness!

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