Summer Cocktails that Double as Decor

As if to make up for the hot humid air that the season ushers in, Mother Nature infuses the world with color and light during the summer months. Getting married at this time of the year means you can take full advantage of the multi-colored blooms that abound and have a wedding bursting with the colors of this wonderful season.

But summer flowers are not your only source of vibrant colors for your special day. Below are interesting and scrumptious cocktails that are sure to brighten up any corner of your wedding reception venue.

A Burst of Sunshine

What’s a summer wedding without a brightly shining sun? Combine pineapple gelatin with champagne and watch your guests enjoy their own little rays of sunshine as the night wears on. Or mix ginger ale with spiced rum, light lager beer and Angostura bitters for a delightful cocktail that comes in hues of sparkling yellow.

Pretty in Pink

A simple concoction made with Averell Damson Gin Liqueur, lime juice and syrup topped with sparkling wine yields a cocktail that is as pink as a blushing bride’s cheeks. A brandied cherry tossed in right before serving completes the drink.

For a cocktail with a slightly darker hue, have your bartender combine Leopold’s Gin with muddled raspberries, lemon juice, syrup, orange bitters and rose flower water. It’s a drink you can nurse as you slow dance the night away.

Eastern Spice

For a taste of Asia with just the right hint of the exotic, try a clove-infused mandarin reduction mixed with Prosecco (or any sparkling white wine) with a sliver of fresh ginger. The orange juice settles at the bottom of the glass while the wine bubbles to the top for a visually appealing cocktail that is surprisingly refreshing and light.

Here at The Estate, we serve a variety of innovative cocktails and multi-course meals that are specially designed for your event. We are a popular Atlanta wedding venuebut you will find the interior and exterior spaces of The Estate to be quite suitable for major corporate events as well. There are many event spaces in Atlanta, but only The Estate comes replete with the elegance and enduring appeal of true Southern charm.