Spring & Summer Wedding Cocktail Ideas from The Happy Campers

If warm weather could be in a glass, it’d be in the form of of these spring and summer wedding cocktail ideas from The Happy Campers! Refreshing and flavorful, Caity is here today to give us the scoop about what’s trending, the best way to serve your beverages, and how you can add your own twist. She’s also sharing two fun recipes for you to try — perfect for those hot sunny days that are soon to come! Keep on scrolling and see what she recommends!

Spring & Summer Wedding Cocktail Ideas from The Happy Campers | Nashville Bride Guide
Spring & Summer Wedding Cocktail Ideas from The Happy Campers | Nashville Bride Guide
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What type of sprits are best to serve in wedding cocktails for spring and summer?

Caity: During the warm spring and summer months, nothing is better than a refreshing cocktail! Flavored vodka, botanical gin or tequila tend to be our favorites to achieve the perfect seasonal cocktail this time of year.

Are there certain cocktails you would recommend for spring and summer?

Caity: Flavored margaritas such as mango or pineapple (or really any of your favorite fruit juice flavors) with a spicy or smoky twist will definitely hit the spot. We also love a light champagne cocktail with a fresh fruit syrup like strawberry or blackberry and a splash of elderflower liquor or botanical gin, it is always a crowd pleaser.

Spring & Summer Wedding Cocktail Ideas from The Happy Campers | Nashville Bride Guide

What types of spins are couples putting on their cocktails for spring and summer 2020?

Caity: A popular way to add a fun spin on a wedding cocktail this season is the add a savory spin to a usually sweet cocktail. This can be adding a smokey rim, infusing the liquor with some spiciness, or adding a sprig of rosemary or other herbal garnish to give the cocktail an effervescent flare.

Are there specific containers or glasses that are becoming popular for couples to serve their drinks in?

Caity: Our bride’s are loving a beautiful champagne coupe or decorative goblet, while grooms usually lean towards the sturdy rocks glass.

Spring & Summer Wedding Cocktail Ideas from The Happy Campers | Nashville Bride Guide

Can you give us 2 spring or summer drink recipes to try?

Caity: Two of our favorites right now are: The Picante Paloma 1.5 oz serrano infused silver tequila 0.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice 2 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice Top with Topo Chico Pour into an ice filled glass garnished with a salt or Tajin rim Ginger Berry Mule Muddle 3 black berries in a glass Fill glass with ice Add 1.5 oz of botanical gin 0.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice Top with Ginger Beer Stir and enjoy!

Is there anything else you’d like to add about spring and summer cocktails?

Caity: There is an abundance of beautiful fresh fruit this time of year so take advantage! Whether its for a delicious peach syrup or a bright strawberry garnish, using fresh seasonal fruit will give your cocktails that summer time flare!

Spring & Summer Wedding Cocktail Ideas from The Happy Campers | Nashville Bride Guide
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Which of these spring and summer wedding cocktail ideas from The Happy Campers are you most excited to try?!

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