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25 Summer Wedding Bar Ideas

No summer wedding would be complete without a bar filled with fun, summery drinks.  Having a variety of drinks from which to choose makes sure that you are offering your wedding guests something light and tasty that everyone will enjoy.

As planning your special day becomes more and more eventful, choosing drinks for your wedding bar might seem like a lower priority.  Fortunately, we have already done the legwork, and the result is this list of 25 wedding cocktail ideas for outdoor summer weddings.

Now all you need to do is put together the finishing touches on your summer wedding event by selecting your favorite of these festive drinks.

1. Sangria Flora: 1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc or dry white wine, ¾ cup St. Germain, 2 fresh peaches, 6 fresh strawberries, 6 fresh raspberries, 1 small bunch of fresh white grapes

2. Lemongrass Ginger Martini: 1½ ounces lime vodka, 1½ ounces lemongrass tea, ¾ ounce lime juice, ¾ ounces simple syrup, ½ ounces vanilla vodka, 1 teaspoon diced fresh ginger, 1 piece of candied ginger for garnish

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3. The Knottie Martini: 1 ounce Bacardi Superior rum, ½ ounce blue curacao, 2 ounces pineapple juice, pineapple slice

4. Rosemary-Citrus Punch: ½ cup sugar, 1 rosemary sprig, 1 cup lemon juice, 3 cups dry gin, 1 cup orange juice, orange slices, rosemary sprigs for garnish

5. Summer Sangria: 1 pint strawberries, 9 nectarines, 2 oranges, 4 bottles of  sauvignon blanc, 1 cup cointreau, 1 bottle sparkling water, and 1 bottle orange soda

6. Classic Pimm’s Cup: Pimm’s No. 1, sparkling lemon-lime soda, strawberries, cucumber, mint, oranges, ice

7. Violet Rose: 3 ounces crème de violette, 1 bottle sparkling rose

8. La Rosette: 4 parts champagne, ½ part St. Germain, pansy garnish

9. Earl Grey MarTEAni: 6 Earl Grey tea bags, sugar, crushed ice, gin or vodka, juice from 2 lemons, saffron for garnish

10. Blackberry Kir: 2 tablespoons of crème de mure, 1 bottle of sparkling rose

11. Tangerini: 1 ounce tangerine schnapps, 1 ounce vodka, tangerine juice, orange or tangerine peels for garnish

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12. Tequila Sunrise: 1½ ounces tequila, 1 ounce orange juice, grenadine, cherry or lime

13. French 75: 2 cups gin, 1 cup honey, 2 cups lime juice, 2 bottles champagne, 1 cup water

14. White Cosmopolitan: 2 parts vodka, 1 part St. Germain, ¾ part white cranberry juice, ½ part lime juice

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15. Appletini—2½ ounces sour apple liqueur, 2 ounces vodka, sour mix, triple sec, apple wedges

16. Pomegranate Caipiroska: 1 cup pomegranate seeds, ¼ cup superfine sugar, 1 lime cut into wedges, 16 ounces vodka, 8 ounces seltzer

17. Honeydew Ginger Gin Fizz: 2 parts gin or vodka, 1 part fresh honeydew juice, 1 part yuzu juice or fresh lemon juice, 1 part iced green tea, 1 part ginger beer, mint, candied ginger

18. Bourbon Fizz: sugar for the rim, 12 ounce bourbon, 3 ounces amaretto, ½ ounce licorice aperitif, 6 ounces orange juice, 4 ounces club soda

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19. Watermelon Lemonade with a Twist: a large watermelon, 1 bottle lemonade, 1 liter of Tequila

20. Classic Champagne Cocktail: 3 drops bitters, 1 sugar cube, 1 ounce cognac, 4 ounces chilled champagne

21. Starlight Royale: 2¼ cups lime juice, 1½ cups gin, ½ cup sugar, 1 bottle champagne or sparkling wine, sugar for rims, grenadine

22. Cuzco Fizz: 2 parts Pisco, 1 part St. Germain, 6 green grapes, ½-¾ part lime juice, club soda

23. Whiskey Punch: 2 lemons, 1 cup sugar, 2 cups rye whiskey, 4 cups water, ice

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24. Lavender Whiskey Sour: ice cubes, 2 ounces whiskey, 1 tablespoon lavender sour syrup, fresh lavender for garnish

25. Spiked Chocolate Milkshakes: 8 ounces of dark rum, 6 scoops of chocolate ice cream, 6 ounce of Kahlua, 10 ounces of club soda, coffee beans, shaved bittersweet chocolate

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