Top 5 Wedding Liquor Ideas for Your Reception ‍


There are a number of factors that go into creating the perfect wedding day. One detail that many couples tend to overlook, however, is the reception drinks. While you will likely have a cocktail or two during the ceremony, the reception is where your guests will be able to let loose and fully enjoy themselves. If you’re looking for interesting reception liquor ideas, we’ve got you covered! Blanton’s full set liquor provides an opportunity for you as the groom to show your unique sense of style while also serving a practical purpose. The right selection can also help set the tone for your reception and keep everyone happy and drinking all night long. Let’s take a look at some of the best reception liquor ideas out there!

Signature Drink

While it may seem like an odd idea to have a signature drink for your wedding, it can actually be a very clever way to tie your reception theme together. For example, you can use a certain liquor in a cocktail that is representative of your relationship. This will not only be a great conversation starter, but it will also act as a reminder of your love every time your guests take a sip! A signature drink is a great way to make your guests feel more involved in the wedding festivities, as well. It becomes something that everyone can get excited about and talk about long after the wedding is over. It can also be a great way to include a guest who might have a harder time finding a way to fit into the wedding. For example, if you have an aunt who loves to drink scotch, she can now feel included in the wedding by making a case of buffalo trace the signature drink!

Importance of Dark Liquor

While it’s true that lighter cocktails and drinks are popular, it’s also important to consider the other end of the spectrum. Darker liquors, such as scotch, weller special reserve whiskey, or dark rum, can be a great addition to your wedding drink menu. They’re often a bit stronger and can help to balance out some of the sweeter drinks that are more common. They can also be a good option for those who are less interested in fruity or bubbly drinks. If you decide to go with darker liquors for your drinks, try to avoid overly sweet cocktails. Instead, focus on cocktails with a balanced flavour that will help to highlight the scotch or whiskey without overpowering the drink. This will help ensure that the darker liquors are still the star of the show.

Signature Drink with a Twist

You can also choose to make a twist on the classic scotch and soda, the signature drink of your reception. This is a great way to keep things simple while adding a dash of flair that sets your wedding apart from others. A twist on a classic cocktail is also a great way to allow a guest who is not a big scotch fan to still have a cocktail and feel included. Here are a few twist on the classic scotch and soda that you might want to consider: 

Johnnie walker collection Scotch and Ginger: This is a great twist on the classic scotch and soda. It’s also a great choice for those who want a bit of a spicy drink. 

Scotch and Soda with a splash of lemon: This is a great twist on the classic that adds a bit of flavour without making the drink too overbearing. 

Scotch and Soda with a splash of orange juice: This is another great twist on the classic scotch and soda. It also makes for a great summer drink.

Champagne Cocktails

Champagne is the perfect liquor for weddings. It’s celebratory, it’s elegant, and it’s got a long history behind it. You can even go as far as to say that champagne is synonymous with marriage! It’s also a liquor that’s fairly flexible and can work well in a variety of different cocktails. Here are a few of our favourites: 

The Classic: Nothing sums up a classic wedding reception more than a glass of champagne. This is the easiest way to tie your drink selection into the theme of the day without having to put too much thought into it. 

Sparkling Rose: This is a twist on the classic cocktail by using sparkling rosé instead of champagne. This is a great choice if you plan on having a more formal reception, but want to incorporate a bit of a more relaxed feel with your drinks. 

Sparkling Pomegranate Lemonade: This bubbly drink is perfect for any season and can be served at any time of the day. It’s also fairly easy to make and will work well as either a stand-alone beverage or as a cocktail to pair with another drink on this list.

Beer and Liquor Together

Beer has been a go-to beverage at parties and weddings for years. It’s refreshing, it’s fairly inexpensive, and it comes in a seemingly endless variety of styles. The only potential downside is that it isn’t often associated with celebration or elegance. You can, however, easily change that by combining beer with another liquor. The most common beer/liquor combination is, of course, scotch and beer. This is a great way to blend the celebratory nature of scotch with the refreshing taste of beer. It’s also a great way to add variety to your drink menu without having to use too many unique ingredients. There are also a number of other liquor and beer combinations that can work well for your wedding. Here are a few of our favourites: 

Beer and rum: This is a great choice for a more tropical feel without having to go overboard with cocktails. It can also be a good option for warmer weather, as it’s a relatively light drink. 

Beer and tequila: This is a great choice for a celebration that has a bit of a spicier feel. It’s also a good choice to serve at a wedding held during the summer. 

Beer and scotch: This is another great scotch and beer combination. It’s also a good choice if you want to keep your wedding drinks fairly light while also including scotch as a signature drink.

Prosecco or sparkling wine

If scotch isn’t your thing, you might want to consider sparkling wine. It has a fairly light flavour, it can be paired with a wide variety of flavours, and it’s an easy liquor to incorporate into your drink menu. There are two main styles of sparkling wine that you’ll likely find in stores: Prosecco and cava. While cava is a great option, it’s also a bit more rare. This means that it might be harder for your guests to find, which can be an issue when you’re expecting a lot of people to come to your reception. Prosecco, on the other hand, is more common and will make a great option for your wedding.


Choosing wedding liquor ideas can be tricky, but it’s an important detail. You want your guests to have an amazing time and remember their time at your reception fondly, and the drinks are a big part of that! Using these tips, you should be able to find the right liquor for your reception. From there, it’s all about pairing it with the right flavours and garnishes to make a cocktail that’s both enjoyable and appropriate for your wedding!


Show More