giphy-1Now that spring is finally around the corner, wedding season is about to be in full swing. I mean, what communicates prosperous love other than the rebirth of all the things that were previously dead in nature? We’re going to go ahead and say just about nothing. Since love is in the air, we’re declaring that alcohol should be in your cup. So whether you’re planning a bridal shower, engagement party, or you’re the blushing bride to be, these nuptial-themed cocktails will prepare you for the upcoming months of matrimony.

Lavender and Peach Bellini: (serves 1)

  • 1 part peach puree
  • 2 parts sparkling wine
  • 1 pinch of edible, nontoxic, dried or fresh lavender

Place the peach puree in the bottom of a champagne glass. Next, pour in the sparkling wine but DON’T STIR. Simply use a spoon to pull the puree up along the sides of the glass (otherwise you’ll lose the bubbles). Garnish with the lavender.

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Just (Rose) Married Tequila: (serves 1)

  • 1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 blackberries
  • 1 ½ oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • ¾ oz. Simple Syrup
  • Ice cubes

Combine rosemary sprigs, tequila, and simple syrup in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Cover and shake for at least 30 seconds. Then strain concoction into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with additional rosemary sprig and blackberries.

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Endless Love: (serves 1)

  • 1 1/2 oz orange flavored vodka
  • 1/2 oz raspberry liquor
  • 1/2 oz pomegranate juice
  • Top with sparkling wine
  • Garnish with and orange twist and a dried rosebud

Place vodka, liquor and pomegranate juice in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well, then pour in a glass and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with the orange twist and/or a dried rosebud

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Sweet On You Strawberry Vodka Lemonade: (1 pitcher)

  • 2 cups sliced fresh sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 7 cups water, divided
  • 1 ¼ cups lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
  • Strawberry flavored vodka (i.e. Pinnacle Strawberry Shortcake Vodka)

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring sugar, strawberries and 1 cup of water to a boil. Lower heat and cover; simmer for 10 minutes. Put mixture in a blender/food processor and puree; set aside and let cool. In a pitcher, mix together lemon juice, 6 cups of water and strawberry syrup – this is your strawberry lemonade. In a glass over ice, mix 1 part strawberry vodka with 3 patrs strawberry lemonade

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