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Signature wedding cocktail bar

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Spike your Wedding Libations

It's time to wet your whistle! The warm weather is the best time to give your guests a choice in their wedding libation. Whether your wedding is fancy or laid-back, this drink bar is the perfect addition to your wedding.
Spike your Wedding Libations

The warm weather of spring and summer is the perfect time to incorporate a drink bar into your wedding reception. They’re tasty, refreshing and add a bit of flair to your normal bar.

The best part about incorporating a drink bar into your event is the options it provides for your guests. Everything from iced tea, lemonade and even margaritas can be served out of a glass or acrylic beverage dispenser. For a more laid-back look, you can use open metal drink bins. They can be filled with your favorite soda, wine, Champagne or beer. Also, no one wants to stand in line, so a table full of bubbly is always a good thing!

Here are some delicious and easy warm weather drinks! Perfect for your special occasion and perfect for your drink bar!

Spiked summertime lemonade recipe

Serving size 1 pitcher


  • 4 cups sparkling water
  • 1 cup lemon flavored vodka
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • Cubed ice
  • Lemon slices


  1. Combine sparkling water, vodka, lemon juice, sugar and orange liqueur. Stir until sugar is incorporated and serve over ice. Garnish with lemon slices.
  2. If you are serving a large crowd, double or triple the recipe (depending on drink dispenser size) and add to dispenser with ice and lemon slices.

Red zinger tea with orange slices recipe

Serving size 1 pitcher


  • 4 red zinger tea bags
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar (optional)
  • 2 cup cold water


  1. Pour boiling water over tea bags and let steep for five minutes and remove tea bags. Add sweetener and stir until it combines. Add cold water and chill. Once tea has been chilled, serve over ice and garnish with an orange slice.
  2. If you are serving a large crowd, double or triple the recipe (depending on drink dispenser size) and add to dispenser with ice and orange slices.

More fun warm weather wedding drinks and tips

Creating a signature wedding cocktail
Saving money on your wedding bar
Sip-worthy summer cocktails

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