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spring cocktails
The Best Spring Cocktails
March 14, 2017
wine on your big day
Wine on Your Big Day
May 7, 2017

Hattiesburg, MS

When planning a wedding, you are probably on the search for the perfect flowers, most ideal venue, and of course, a knock out dress, but, what about the drinks for the reception? A summer wedding is not complete without refreshing cocktails.

Check out these delicious cocktail recipes that will keep you and your guests refreshed at your summer wedding. These recipes are designed to serve small parties, although you can easily adjust the recipe to make larger batches.

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

This cocktail is perfectly balanced with a tart cranberry flavor. Showcase this cocktail by serving it in elegant glassware and your guests will be coming back for more. Plus, the recipe is simple with only three ingredients!

Ingredients – Serves 8

  • 2 well-chilled 750-ml bottles of champagne
  • 1 cup well-chilled cranberry juice cocktails
  • 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier (or another orange-flavored liqueur of your choice)
  • Using a large pitcher, add all ingredients together and stir. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Blackberry Thyme Champagne Cocktail

This antioxidant rich cocktail is perfect for guys and gals since it is not only has a fruity flavor but also tastes a bit woodsy. The blackberries and thyme add a fresh touch to this delicious cocktail.

Ingredients – Serves 4-6

  • 1 bottle chilled champagne
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • ½ lemon, juiced

Start by making a simple syrup – Using a small saucepan, bring the sugar, water, and thyme to a boil. Remove the syrup from the heat, allowing it to steep for 20 minutes, then remove and discard the thyme sprigs. Add the fresh lemon juice while stirring, allow the mixture to cool completely.

Using six mason jar sippers, divide the mixture and blackberries among the jars and stir, gently breaking up the berries enough to mix with the syrup.

Add ice, top off the glass jars with champagne, garnish with fresh thyme.

Sparkling Sangria

Nothing says summer cocktail like a refreshing sangria – it’s always a crowd pleaser. There really is no wrong way to make a sangria, but these fresh fruits add a delicious pop of flavor.

Ingredients – Serves 4 to 6

  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 small ripe peaches, pitted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 ounces orange liqueur (Grand Marnier)
  • 1 bottle of champagne, chilled

Prepare all fruit by washing, and gently draining excess water. Slice the strawberries into quarters, and dice the peaches (you can peel the peaches if you prefer). Using a medium sized pitcher, add the fruit, sugar, and orange liqueur, gently mix. Allow mixture to refrigerate for at least 45 minutes, overnight for more fruit infusion.

Add champagne when you are ready to serve, pour over ice. Cheers!

These are only several of many suggestions for summer wedding cocktail recipes. Check out these recipes and more at http://www.brides.com/story/champagne-signature-cocktails-for-wedding.

Whether you want to serve standard cocktails or something more ambitious, Lincoln Road Package Store has everything you will need to wow your crowd. Visit our location at 2800 Lincoln Road, Suite A, in Hattiesburg, MS. Got a question? Contact our courteous and experienced staff by calling us at (601) 268-3677 or send an e-mail to jamiefarris@gmail.com.

Lincoln Road Package Store is there to serve the adult beverage needs of Hattiesburg, MS.

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