Beautiful Cocktails for Engagement Parties

By F&W Editors Posted March 16, 2016

Cheers, to the happy couple (and the even happier, cocktail-drinking guests).

The happy couple is, obviously, the star of an engagement party. But cocktails come in at a close second. Wow guests and toast the beginning of a beautiful marriage with these gorgeous cocktails.

1. Agricole-Guava Cooler 

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Rhum agricole’s grassy flavor is delicious in this tropic cocktail.

2. Dark Sparklers 

Food & Wine: Dark Sparklers

© Con Poulos

Fresh black plums give this cocktail its striking color.

3. Gin-Campari Old-Fashioned 

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This variation on an old-fashioned swaps out gin for whiskey. A splash of Campari adds bitterness and a rosy color.

4. Sparkling Yuzu Gimlets 

Food & Wine: Sparkling Yuzu Gimlet

© Christina Holmes

You can make this Asian-style gimlet in a large pitcher for easy entertaining.

5. Suze Bramble 

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This drink has the characteristic rich pink hue and sweet-tart flavors of a classic Bramble (gin, blackberries and lemon juice); the complex French gentian aperitif Suze gives it a bitter edge.

6. Firesuite 

Food & Wine: Firesuite

© Lucas Allen

This spicy take on a Pimm’s Cup gets terrific heat from a dash of cayenne extract and a warming ginger syrup.

7. Pab’s Buck 

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The perfect pitcher drink for spring, this cocktail is made with fresh strawberries, tequila and rhubarb bitters.

8. Grape Sparklers 

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This delightfully fizzy cocktail pairs just-pressed grape juice with dry sparkling wine to keep it from tasting too sweet.

9. Commodore 64 

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Don’t be afraid of the crème de cacao in this cocktail. It adds a sweet richness.

10. Descanso Beach Smash 

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This pleasantly bitter and refreshing concoction pairs Aperol with rye whiskey.


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