15 Bridal Shower Drinks to Impress Your Guests

Published February 28, 2022
bridal shower guests toasting cocktails

Throwing a bridal shower can be intimidating or even overwhelming, but don't worry for one more second when it comes to the bar. With a list of bridal shower drinks to choose from, you can even select a few signature drinks for the party. Why not consider taste testing a few of these bridal themed cocktails to really blow everyone away?

Signature Bridal Shower Drinks for Traditionalists

If you're going the traditional route of luck and love, these will touch anyone's heart. Give the bride something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue with these fun signature drinks for a bridal shower.

Old-Fashioned in Love

Your wedding festivities wouldn't be complete without something old. And with a classic cocktail as storied as the old-fashioned, it's appropriate in both name and spirit.

old fashioned cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 2-3 drops cherry cocktail bitters
  • 3-4 drops aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, added ice, bourbon, simple syrup, and bitters.
  2. Stir rapidly to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange ribbon.

A New Age Bouquet of Rosé Spritzer

This is the perfect modern spritzer for a lighter cocktail, but certainly not in flavor. Consider this your new-to-you cocktail.

a bouquet of rose spritzer

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces rosé
  • 2 ounces watermelon juice
  • ¾ ounce strawberry liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Strawberry and orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rosé, watermelon juice, strawberry liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into wine glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with strawberry and orange slice.

Borrowed Bourbon for Luck

Take a sip of bourbon for good luck in love, life, and happiness. Consider "borrowing" someone else's favorite bourbon, but only in sentiment.

Borrowed Bourbon for Luck cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ¾ ounce peach liqueur
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 4 ounces iced tea
  • Ice
  • Citrus slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, bourbon, peach liqueur, simple syrup, and iced tea.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks or highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with citrus slices.

Something Blue-Berry Fizz

A fruity blueberry smash is sure to be a hit at any bridal shower. After all, your day wouldn't be rounded out without something blue.

something blue-berry fizz cocktail

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 ounces lemon vodka
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce honey syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle blueberries and honey syrup.
  2. Add ice, lemon vodka, and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with club soda.

Bubbly Bridal Shower Cocktails

If bubbles are the bride's jam, then you can't go wrong with fun, fizzy drinks to celebrate her upcoming special day.

Rosemary's Fizz

With its herbal juniper and rosemary notes, Rosemary's fizzes make ideal signature drinks for a bridal shower. Why? Because a bubbly rosemary and gin cocktail is perfect for celebrating.

rosemarys fizz cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce rosemary simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Rosemary sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, rosemary simple syrup, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with prosecco.
  6. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

Golden Groom

A cocktail in honor of the bride's groom, it takes two to marry, after all.

golden groom cocktails

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce yellow chartreuse
  • ¼ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • Prosecco to top off

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute.
  2. In child glass, add yellow chartreuse and elderflower liqueur.
  3. Top off with prosecco.

Mimosa

Nothing beats a classic mimosa for a bridal shower brunch--except for one with some subtle touches.

mimosa cocktail

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce peach liqueur
  • ¼ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • 2 ounces prosecco
  • Orange juice to top off

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute.
  2. In chilled glass, add peach liqueur, vanilla liqueur, and prosecco.
  3. Top off with orange juice.

Fruity Fun to Celebrate the Bride

If fruity drinks are more her style, then these fruit-forward cocktails are sure to please.

Pretty in Punch

A bubbly party punch is perfect for serving a group or when guests may want to help themselves without mixing up cocktails. This recipe makes around six servings.

pretty in punch cocktails

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces vodka
  • 16 ounces cranberry juice
  • 12 ounces orange juice
  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • Ice
  • 12 ounces prosecco
  • Whole cranberries, orange wheels, and lemon wheels for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher or punch bowl, add ice, vodka, cranberry juice, orange juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with prosecco.
  4. Garnish with whole cranberries, orange wheels, and lemon wheels.

Cheery Cherry Daiquiri

A cherry daiquiri to match the cheery occasion.

cheery cherry daiquiri cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce cherry liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, white rum, cherry liqueur, lime juice, and grenadine.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cherry.

Lovely Lemonade

Try a lovely lemonade with which to cheers future love!

lovely lemonade cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces coconut rum
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • 6 ounces lemonade
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, coconut rum, orange liqueur, and lemonade.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheel and mint sprig.

Bramble

This classic gin cocktail will match any bridal shower, no matter the theme or location.

bramble cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • ½ ounce blackberry liqueur
  • Blackberry and lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over crushed ice.
  4. Pour blackberry liqueur over the top, allowing it to sink.
  5. Garnish with blackberry and lemon wheel.

Fruity Mojito

Give the bride and the rest of the party a pleasant surprise with a fruity, refreshing mojito.

fruity mojito cocktail

Ingredients

  • 4-6 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Strawberries, blackberries, orange slice, and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves and strawberries with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, white rum, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with club soda.
  6. Garnish with strawberries, blackberries, orange slice, and mint sprig.

Elegant Bridal Shower Martinis

For sophisticated brides, enjoy a yummy and elegant martini.

Blushing Bride Martini

This is a bright pink martini that'll perfectly match the blush of any bride.

blushing bride martini cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces raspberry martini
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Lemon twist for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, raspberry martini, lime juice, and grenadine.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with prosecco.
  6. Garnish with lemon twist, if desired.

Ocean Breeze Martini

A martini as blue as the ocean that awaits the bride and her husband to be on their honeymoon.

Ocean Breeze Martini cocktail

Ingredients

  • Orange wedge and sugar for rim
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce pineapple liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the orange wedge.
  2. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, blue curaçao, pineapple liqueur, and lime juice.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.

Diamond Ring Martini

The diamond in the glass is actually a cocktail onion, but there's no reason not to play pretend.

diamond ring martini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin or vodka
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • 1-2 dashes lemon bitters
  • Ice
  • Cocktail onion

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a mixing glass, add gin, dry vermouth, and lemon bitters.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cocktail onion.

Drinks to Toast the Bride

There's no reason for any bridal shower to be ordinary, and there's especially no reason for the cocktails to be drab or dull. Signature drinks for a bridal shower are a great way to make everyone extra excited for the wedding to come.

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