Bridal Shower Cocktail Recipes for a Refreshing Fête
Grapefruit and Mint Mojito
Is anything more refreshing than a minty mojito? Yep -- just add Ruby Red grapefruit to the mix for a sweet-and-sour twist.
Perfect for a metallic-themed and modern shower, this is a contemporary twist on a classic libation. To make, pour some bubbly into a stemless flute and garnish it with a single golden raspberry. Serve with a napkin that bears the bride-to-be's initial. Try ForYourParty.com monogrammed cotton napkins.
Try this decadently creamy White Russian, sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth. It's perfect for an all-white shower or a wintertime soiree.
Mint Limeade and Pink Lemonade
Carrying your colors through to the drinks and food is unexpected and elevates simple refreshments to shower fare. This simple display lets guests help themselves. Mint limeade and pink lemonade in glass containers are identified with computer-printed labels, attached to ribbon with double-sided tape.
For this delicious and refreshing rose punch, use a big rose from Spain or South America, like Bodega Inurrieta's Mediodia Rosado from Navarra, Spain. Made from 100 percent garnacha grapes, this wine has bold, ripe flavors of strawberries and raspberries, as well as heady aromas of rose petals. It makes for a wonderful base for practically any mixed drink, including our rose punch, concocted from sparkling lemonade, Chambord, raspberries, pineapple, and, of course, rose wine. The best part is, you can make it ahead and chill, then set it out for shower guests to enjoy.
Perfect for a pink-hued bridal shower, the Starlight Royale is a delicious concoction of gin, lime juice, and Champagne topped off with a splash of grenadine for a pink glow. We dipped the rim in lime juice and fine sanding sugar for a 1-inch-wide band of sparkle.
Cherry-Blossom Tea and Pink Lemonade
Having a pink shower? Or maybe even a cherry-blossom-themed one? Carry the color palette and the theme all the way to the bar with this pink-alicious cocktail.
Frozen Ginger Lemon Drop
Perfect for a summer shower -- especially one with a color palette of bright yellow -- this frozen ginger lemon drop will cool guests off and keep them coming back for more.
An easy and delicious drink, this pomegranate soda is nonalcoholic and has a beautiful blush tone, perfect for a girly shower.
Pear Melba Martini
Inspired by a classic dessert, this sunset-hued drink blends the flavor of autumn pears with fresh raspberries and a splash of vodka.
Offered as an apertif or for a toast, this aromatic drink evokes the romance of the South of France with each sparkling sip, and makes the perfect cocktail to serve to shower guests.
A refreshing and cooling twist on lemonade. This recipe for watermelon lemonade is sure to be a crowd pleaser and is perfect to serve at a shower during the summer months.
Danish Mary with Celery Ice
An excellent idea for a bridal shower brunch: Set up a Bloody Mary bar with a pitcher of cocktail and different garnishes, so guests can build their own drinks.
Red Apple Sangria
Sangria originated in Spain, and takes its name from the word "sangre," which means "blood." It can be made ahead in a big batch -- perfect for a busy shower host -- and should be served as cold as possible.
Pear and Cranberry Bellini
This pretty drink is perfect for a bridal shower; a great cocktail to serve as a toast to the bride-to-be.
In Greek mythology, the pomegranate represents the bond of marriage as well as fertility. What better symbol to serve to shower guests in order to toast the bride-to-be?
Two Shower Cocktails
These signature drinks dedicated to the bride and groom are a fun way to start off a festive shower. Serve the Golden Groom and Blushing Bride in highball and martini glasses.
Give signature drinks proper fanfare by flagging them with colorful swizzle sticks. The flourishes are a breeze to make: With gardening shears, trim a wooden skewer to a few inches taller than the glass you'll put it in. Cut a 9-inch length of 15-millimeter grosgrain ribbon. Fold in half and make a loose knot. Slip knot over skewer and tighten. Notch ribbon ends.
This white drink is made with fresh ginger, sugar, and dry sparkling wine such as Prosecco. With this delicious combination, shower guests will be coming back for seconds.
Classic Champagne Cocktail
A toast to the bride doesn't get much more classic than when you raise a glass of this traditional, beautiful Champagne cocktail. It's easy to multiply, making it the perfect drink to serve to shower guests.
Perfect for a brunch shower, this mimosa recipe puts a twist on the classic drink and will encourage guests to linger a little longer.
Green Apple Martini
A popular and refreshing cocktail, this recipe for a green apple martini is sure to be a crowd pleaser at any bridal shower.
Lemon Drop-Champagne Punch
Lemon complements just about everything beautifully, making it the logical flavor choice for a celebratory Champagne and vodka punch.
Hibiscus-Honey Iced Tea
Serve up this lively red tea to guests at an elegant bridal-shower luncheon.
Champagne gets a twist with the addition of creme de cassis. It's fruity and delicious.