Wedding Reception Styling in Cornwall and Devon

Sunny Delights

Sunny Delights

Top drinks for a summer wedding

Top-tasting drinks for a summer celebration

Lucy Lawrence
Lucy Lawrence - Deputy Editor

Victuallers Rhubarb & Bergamot GinVictuallers Special Edition ‘Rhubarb Bergamot Gin Receptions Wed Bride Groom
For a fresh drink with a summer vibe, we love this special edition twist on a G&T from Salcombe Distilling Co. Combining botanicals such as rhubarb, bergamot and kumquat with the more traditional likes of juniper, angelica, cassia bark and lemongrass, the perfectly balanced blend of sweet and sharp flavours makes for a deliciously refreshing and oh-so moreish summer drink with a natural pink hue. Served with ice, premium tonic water, a slice of orange and fresh ginger, it’s the perfect choice for a sun-drenched drinks reception.

Pocketful of Stones’ Pen Sans Summer CupSummer Cup Pensans Pocketful Of Stones Receptions Wed Bride Groom Cornwall
Dubbed ‘liquid sunshine’, Pen Sans Summer Cup is the British summertime in a glass, the strawberry-heavy blend of early summer giving way to flavours of gooseberry, raspberry, blueberry and blackberry towards the season’s end. Serve with lemonade or ginger ale and a garnish of mint, berries, cucumber and citrus for a Cornish take on a summer cup or add a dash of prosecco and soda and finish with an orange wedge for a glorious spritz.

Bar Buoy’s Espresso Martini Barbouy Drinks Wed Receptions Bride GroomAmy,

Three Devon-based drinks brands – TORS vodka, Owens Coffee and Bar Buoy Cocktails – have joined forces to create this rather special Espresso Martini. A blend of TORS vodka, coffee liqueur, Owens cold brew espresso and sugar syrup, the rich and indulgent flavours of this decadent cocktail make for a perfect post-dinner tipple. Plus, as the sun sets, the blend of Arabica organic and Fairtrade coffee beans in the cold brew will keep your guests on the dance floor long into the evening.

Luscombe’s Rose & Cherry BubblyLuscombe Rose Wed Reception Drinks Cornwall Devon
Toast your newlywed status with the special limited edition Rose & Cherry Bubbly from Luscombe Drinks. A sparkling blend of organic rose and cherries, naturally sweetened with muscat grape and finished with Sicilian lemons and Devon spring water, it’s a fruity, fabulous and alcohol-free way to say cheers!

Sharpham Pinot Rosé 2022Sharpham Rosé Wine Totnes Devon Receptions
You simply can’t beat a chilled rosé for a summer celebration and Sharpham Pinot Rose 2022 is packed with the luscious aromas of redcurrant, raspberry and strawberry thanks to the sun-soaked summer of 2022. The dry and fruity palate comes with an abundance of red berry fruit flavours, it’s a refreshing and easy-drinking delight for the festivities.

Driftwood Spars Brewery’s Beacon Pale AleDriftwood Spars Brewery Drinks Receptions Wed
Inspired by hazy summer days gazing out to sea with the horizon in the distance, this light and bright pale ale is a refreshing beer for a summer wedding. Well balanced and brimming with fresh, zesty tropical fruits, it’s brewed in small batches in Cornwall’s Trevaunance Cove.

High Point’s Ruby AperitifHigh Point Drinks Reception Wed Bride Groom
The cool taste of spice and citrus, along with a heady herbal aroma, bring together a non-alcoholic aperitif that’s perfect for mixing with tonic as a long, refreshing drink. With flavours of hibiscus, lavender, wormwood, pink peppercorn, and orange and pink grapefruit zests, the combination of fermenting, infusing and blending results in a zingy and fresh non-boozy spritz. Serve with ice and a slice of fresh grapefruit.

Cove’s Passion Fruit LiqueurCove Passion Liqueur Dribks Reception Wed
Bring some zing to your drinks menu, the bold flavours off passionfruit combine with a silky smooth vodka, created using King Edward potatoes grown on a family farm overlooking Devon’s Hope Cove. Serve it with cloudy lemonade or over ice with a twist of grapefruit.

Saicho’s Sparkling TeasSaicho Drinks Receptions Wed Devon Cornwall Bride Groom
Designed to be enjoyed as an alternative to wine paired with food, adding some bottles of sparkling tea to your wedding breakfast adds a touch of luxe to your non-alcoholic options. The single origin sparkling teas come in Darjeeling and Hojicha flavours, as well as the wedding-popular Jasmine, with delicate floral aromas and notes of apple sherbet, lychee and vanilla.

Whether it’s designing your wedding rings or crafting your décor, we love it when couples bring a bespoke touch to their wedding – and the drinks menu comprises a perfect opportunity to pack a personal flavour into proceedings.SALCOMBE GIN Receptions Wed Devon CornwallSalcombe Distilling Co. now offers couples the chance to create their own bespoke spirits through their award-winning Salcombe Gin School and newly launched Salcombe Rum School. You’ll create your recipe from a range of botanicals supplied at the waterside distillery (or perhaps even get experimental and bring your own) and distil a bottle of gin or rum in a mini copper pot. From sampling to naming your creation, you'll be able to personalise every element, with the option to even distil more of your bespoke gin or rum for the big day. Perfect for raising a special glass with your guests!

words Lucy Lawrence