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Everyone loves to enjoy a wedding with a nice refreshing drink. In the South, there are many options of making your own southern cocktail for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re making a toast to your wedding party or trying to decide on a signature drink for cocktail hour, this blog post will give you a list of the best cocktails for your special day!

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Sparkling Southern Punch

1 750-ml bottle chilled Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé

3/4 cup limoncello

1 cup fresh raspberries

1 cup quartered fresh strawberries

1 medium lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed

Photograph by Katy Rose

The Southern Moscow Mule

2 oz Tito’s Vodka

3 oz Ginger beer

1 oz Local strawberry puree

1/2 oz Fresh lime juice

Lime peel garnish

Photograph by Eat Yourself Skinny

Traditional Mint Julep

3 oz Bourbon

1 oz Mint simple syrup

Large mint sprig garnish

Photograph by Katie Stoops from Love in the Commonwealth

Bourbon Peach Sweet Tea

2 ounces bourbon

2 ounces peach preserves

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

Dash of Aperol

Sweet tea, to top

Sprig of thyme, to garnish

Lemon round, to garnish

Photography by Beam Suntory

How to Choose Which Cocktail for your Wedding

For all of you brides getting married near the water, a refreshing moscow mule, bourbon sweet tea, or southern punch would definitely be great go-to’s. If you’re getting married in a more intimate indoor setting, a mint julep or sparkling southern punch will be a perfect touch for you and your guests! Think about the culture and vibe of where the location of your wedding venue is and choose one of these signature drinks to add to your wedding menu!

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