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Signature Drinks for your Destination Wedding

Whether you’re serving them as cocktails or mocktails, a popular trend is to offer signature drinks during your reception that show off your unique personality and style as a couple. With drinks already being included at all inclusive resorts, this can also be a trendy and budget-friendly way to personalize your big day. We put together some of our favorite signature drink ideas for your destination wedding.

While planning Good Morning America contest winners Bobbie and Alonzo’s wedding, Jessica Mulroney stuck to this trend and the happy couple served custom “Love on the Beach” cocktails. Check out the latest issue of Wedding Vacations magazine to read more about their destination wedding at Royalton Punta Cana Resort and Casino.

Expert Tip: Make sure to print out ingredient lists (or bring this magazine along!) for the resort staff to follow and make sure to choose common ingredients that you can find at any bar.

Love on the Beach

  • 1 oz. vodka (for an alcoholic free alternative simply omit this ingredient)
  • 1 oz. peach schnapps
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • 2 oz. orange juice

Mai-Tie the Knot

Mai-tais are a favorite tropical drink at all inclusive resorts and look adorable garnished with paper umbrellas in your color scheme.

  • 2 oz. white rum (for an alcoholic free alternative simply omit this ingredient)
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice or orange curacao liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. grenadine

Christine and Tyler’s Real Wedding, photographed by Monica Lopez Photography

Blushing Bride Bellini

This pink-hued cocktail offers a tropical twist on the traditional toast to the newly-married couple!

  • 1 oz. peach schnapps
  • 4 oz. sparkling wine or (for an alcohol free alternative) sparkling fruit juice

Say Yes Sangria 

This delicious fruity beverage is best made in large batches. We recommend incorporating tropical fruit that’s local to your destination.

  • 8 oz. orange juice
  • 8 oz. apple juice
  • 8 oz. club soda
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 16 oz. white wine, red wine or (for an alcohol free alternative) ginger ale
  • 1 cup assorted fresh fruit, sliced and with the peels left on
  • 2 cups ice

Mint to Be Mojito

Regardless of whether you’re saying “I do” in Cuba or another tropical destination, this ever-popular drink that originated in Havana is always a crowd pleaser.

  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. white sugar
  • 2 oz. white rum or (for an alcohol free alternative) Sprite
  • 1 oz. club sda
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup ice

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