Bridal Shower Cocktail Recipes for a Feminine and Stylish Party
Plan a festive affair for the bride-to-be
Planning a bridal shower doesn’t have to be stressful. The perfect cocktail can make the party a hit. Read on to find inspiration for a mix of delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Of course, there are plenty of bubbly options in our lineup. Because it is a bridal shower and there’s no better way to celebrate.
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This one is delicate and delicious.
- 2 tablespoons rose water (optional)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2-2 ounces vodka (omit to make a mocktail)
- 1-2 tablespoon honey, or to taste (use agave if vegan)
- a few drops of blood orange or pomegranate juice, for color (optional)
- 3/4 cup sparkling water, or more to taste
- fresh roses, for garnish (optional)
Combine all the rose water, fresh lemon juice, vodka, honey and blood orange or pomegranate juice (if using) in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until combined and then strain into a glass. Pour in the sparkling water. Garnish with fresh roses. Yield: One drink
Try this sweet and fruity cocktail.
- 4 oz Prosecco DOC
- 1 oz Pineapple juice
- 1 oz Elderflower liqueur
- Pineapple chunk for garnish
Combine ingredients and serve in a flute glass, garnish with pineapple. Yield: One drink
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Pink and pretty is the way to serve a bridal shower cocktail.
- 2 oz. passion fruit nectar
- 2 oz. passion-fruit nectar
- 3 oz. Champagne
- 1/2 tsp. grenadine
- Handful of raspberries (or any berries in season)
Pour chilled passion-fruit nectar in a coupe glass or flute. Carefully add chilled champagne and grenadine; don't stir, but allow to blend. Add an oversize ice cube and a raspberry garnish.
For a herbal vibe, opt for this sparkler.
- 1 c. blackberries + 8 more for garnish
- 1 c. Water
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 bottle of champagne
- 4 ounces or 1/2 c. gin
- 4 long sprigs of thyme
- 1 c. ice
- gold baking sugar for the rim
In a small saucepan, bring blackberries, water, and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until the blackberries are soft and the simple syrup has turned to a bright pink/redish color. Remove from heat, drain blackberries, and allow to cool. This step can be done well in advance as the syrup will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator.
Prepare your champagne glasses. Okay, so here is a dirty little secret of getting those beautiful salts and sugars to stay atop the rim: butter. It adheres perfectly and you honestly never taste it. Place the tiniest amount between your fingers and rub just around the rim of the glass before dipping the glass into the gold baking sugar.
Next, begin by adding 1 ounce of gin to each champagne glass. Next drop two blackberries in each glass, followed by 2 ounces of homemade blackberry simple syrup. Fill the rest of the glass with champagne and top with a sprig of thyme in each glass. Voila!
Proof that stepping away from the pretty pastels is worth it.
- 30ml vodka
- 15ml blue curacao
Fill a highball glass with ice, add the vodka and blue curacao and top up with lemonade, stir and serve.
Southern girls know how to throw a bridal shower.
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 3 oz. Peach Iced Tea
- 3 oz. Lemonade
- 1/2 Peach, sliced (optional)
- 1/2 Lemon, sliced (optional)
- Fresh mint, for garnish
Add all ingredients to glass, stir and serve. It's that simple.
Beat the summer heat with this refreshing drink.
- 2 oz. fresh watermelon juice
- 3 oz. champagne
- fresh mint leaves to garnish
Pour 2 ounces of watermelon juice into chilled champagne flute or glass.
Top with 3 ounces of fine champagne or brut.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves.