21 Spring Wedding Cocktails That'll Bring the Sunshine to Your Reception

Sip, sip hooray on these springtime drinks.
Ariel Taranski
Ariel Taranski
Ariel Taranski
Ariel Taranski
The Knot Contributor
  • Ariel writes on a variety of wedding-related topics for The Knot.
  • She has previously worked for Southern Bride Magazine, Miss Design Berry and other woman-owned wedding brands.
  • She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Memphis.
Updated Feb 16, 2024

Love is in bloom this season, and it's time to start planning your big day. The perfect way to celebrate your nuptials is with spring wedding cocktails inspired by this romantic time of year. Signature cocktails are such a fun way to add even more of your personality into the wedding, and it's easy to find a bartender on The Knot Vendor Marketplace who can bring your menu to life. You can even host a stock-the-bar party beforehand to help save wedding costs and incorporate the bar into your decor. Let's take a look at some springtime drinks that you and your guests will absolutely love.

In this article:

Mixologist's Spring Wedding Cocktail Recipes

We spoke with Allie Valley, a mixologist from The Boathouse Restaurant in Lake George, New York, about whipping up some springtime drinks for your next event. She crafted some delicious cocktails with a seasonal spin to elevate your menu.

1. Springtime Green Barracuda

Springtime Green Barracuda wedding cocktail recipe
Photo: Allie Valley, The Boathouse Restaurant

This green drink will make you think of all the beautiful foliage coming to life this spring. And the little lemon wedge is like your own slice of sunshine in this tropical-inspired cocktail.


  • 4 parts dark rum
  • 1 part Galliano liqueur
  • 5 parts pineapple juice
  • 1 part lime juice
  • 4 parts Prosecco

How to Make:

Shake the first four ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass. Top with Prosecco.

2. Spring Break Miami Vice

Spring Break Miami Vice spring wedding cocktail recipe
Photo: Allie Valley, The Boathouse Restaurant

Cool off this spring with this frozen cocktail. It has a swirl of lovely colors and springtime flavors that'll be the hit of your next party.


  • 4 oz Bacardi Rum
  • 3 oz Frozen Piña Colada Mix
  • 3 oz Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
  • Ice, strawberry and whipped cream to garnish

How to Make:

In a blender, add 2 ounces of the rum, strawberry daiquiri mix, strawberries and ice and blend until smooth. Put it in the freezer. Then, add the remaining rum, piña colada mix and more ice and blend until smooth. Pour into the hurricane glass that already contains the Strawberry Daiquiri, creating a layered effect and garnish with whipped cream.

3. Citrusy Sweet Dirty Shirley

Citrusy Sweet Dirty Shirley spring wedding cocktail recipe
Photo: Allie Valley, The Boathouse Restaurant

This is a citrusy spin on a Dirty Shirley that'll taste just like your favorite seasonal fruits. It's like an adult version of a cherry limeade.


  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. grenadine
  • 4 oz. lemon-lime soda
  • Maraschino cherries and lime wheels for serving

How to Make:

Fill a glass with ice, then add vodka, grenadine and fresh lime juice. Top with soda, then garnish with a maraschino cherry and lime or orange slices.

4. Blueberry Lemonade Margarita

Blueberry Lemonade Margarita spring wedding cocktail recipe
Photo: Allie Valley, The Boathouse Restaurant

Enjoy the flavors of a lemonade stand and a farmer's market with a dash of alcohol. This cocktail blends springtime colors and tastes for a seasonal treat.


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(For the syrup)

  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1/2 c. blueberries
  • Zest of 1/2 lime

(For the margarita)

  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 8 oz. tequila
  • 4 oz. triple sec
  • 1 c. lemonade
  • Ice

How to Make:

Combine sugar and water in a saucepan on medium heat. Add blueberries and lime zest and boil the mixture. Simmer until blueberries burst. Strain and let cool. Mix sugar and salt on a plate. Rub lemon wedge and dip the glass into the mixture. Pour tequila, triple sec and lemonade into glasses. Fill with ice and blueberry syrup. Garnish with lemon wedge and serve.

5. Day by the Lake (George Breeze)

George breeze fruity spring wedding cocktail recipe
Photo: Allie Valley, The Boathouse Restaurant

This is the perfect lakeside sip for your spring get-together. Enjoy a mix of tropical flavors in a pretty pink drink that'll remind you of your favorite spring flowers.


  • 2 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum
  • 4 oz. fresh pineapple juice
  • Splash cranberry juice
  • Splash of grenadine

How to Make:

Place ice cubes in a glass and pour in the coconut rum. Add the pineapple juice, then the cranberry juice and top with grenadine.

6. April Showers Bring May Mudslides

Mudslide spring wedding cocktail recipe
Photo: Allie Valley, The Boathouse Restaurant

The weather's warming up, so how about a frozen drink to stay cool? These mudslides are like an Easter treat with a cocktail twist.


  • 4 c. vanilla ice cream
  • 1 c. ice cubes
  • 4 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream, chilled
  • 4 oz. coffee liqueur, chilled
  • 2 oz. vodka, chilled
  • Chocolate syrup, for drizzling
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional

How to Make:

Drizzle chocolate syrup in a chilled glass. Place vodka, coffee liqueur, Irish cream, vanilla ice cream, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into the glass. Drizzle with more chocolate syrup and whipped cream to garnish.

Spring Wedding Cocktail Ideas

These trendy wedding cocktails are perfect for the spring event of your dreams. Make sure your wedding bartender has these ideas on your custom drinks menu.

7. Floral Garnish

This drink adds a pearl stirrer and a flower for a stunning spring look. Try this with sugar petals for a sweet spin on your cocktail.

8. A Spring Spritz

You can't go wrong with an Aperol spritz, and these have a springtime citrus twist. Customize your wedding cocktail menu by incorporating your favorite seasonal flavors.

9. Citrus Sweet Cocktail

Get creative with your garnishes, like this dried orange slice. It adds a bold flavor to your favorite drinks, including a Mai Tai or Negroni.

10. A Classic Old Fashioned

Keep it classic with an old-fashioned, but add some modern flair. These monogrammed ice cubes will definitely be a hit at your wedding.

11. Raspberry Mimosa

If you're having a brunch wedding, how about mimosas? Let your guests choose between fresh fruit flavors, like raspberries or blackberries, for a unique treat.

12. Tequila Trio

This cocktail display will have your guests singing "Tequila" in no time. Serve a trio of flavors to match your spring wedding, such as watermelon or grapefruit.

13. Gin Lime Rickey

Elevate your cocktail experience with a custom cup of your fur babies. This also makes a great favor for your guests to take home once the party ends.

14. Paloma and Petals

What says "spring" better than fresh petals in your drink? This Paloma is the color of sweet peas with some citrus garnish to elevate the flavor.

15. Adult Juice Pouches

These aren't your kids' Capri Suns. Serve your wedding drinks in a fun pouch that's customized with artwork or a monogram (and you can even match your spring wedding cake with this design).

16. Margarita Popsicles

Cool off during your spring event with a margarita popsicle in a glass. Even as it melts, guests can enjoy this tangy cocktail.

17. Springtime Dark 'N Stormy

Dark 'N Stormy spring wedding cocktail idea
Photo: Anahi Weddings

Spring is a season for showers and rainstorms, so serve a seasonal-inspired Dark 'N Stormy. But like this couple did, choose a creative name for it based on your favorite things.

18. Pomegranate Mojito

Spring is Persephone's season, so honor her with a pomegranate drink. Take your mojito to the next level with a sprig of mint and pomegranate flavors.

19. Tennessee Honey and Lemonade

This drink will remind you of spring evenings, sitting on the porch as the sun sets. And it's got a sting like the bees who helped make it.

20. Sweet Sangria

Your cocktails will be the cat's meow when you incorporate your feline friends into your menu. From bellinis to sangria, you can really get creative with flavors inspired by your pets.

21. Cherub's Cup

Strawberry spring wedding cocktail idea
Photo: Betsi Ewing Studio

Flowers and spring go together like strawberries and cocktails. This romantic drink brings the season to your palate with its mix of petals and fresh fruits, and these flowers can perfectly match your bouquet and centerpieces for a cohesive spring look.

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