Before a wedding, the bride and groom are typically concerned with the amount of alcohol at their soirée but fail to pay enough attention to the quality of the cocktails. Don’t make the mistake of just serving beer and wine or hiring an inexperienced barkeep subject to every guest’s demands but doesn’t know a Mai Tai from a Manhattan. Instead, offer guests a limited selection of signature cocktails that keep it simple with three to four ingredients but will no doubt keep people talking for days. Here are four seasonal drinks to get you started. And if the bar doesn’t have a certain ingredient, don’t be afraid to get creative and switch things up.

FALL
Perfect for when the leaves change colors and we bust out our jackets, this drink is reminiscent of your mother’s or grandmother’s favorite classic fall dessert.

Spiced Pie
2 oz. Lady Bligh Spiced Rum
1 oz. Arrow Triple Sec
5 oz. apple juice
Pour ingredients over ice. Shake or stir.

WINTER
Avoid all the calories of cream or half-and-half in a traditional White Russian with this light, fresh take on the creamy classic, which calls for milk in lieu of heavier ingredients.

Pearl Russian
2 oz. Pearl Vodka Vanilla Bean
2 oz. Caffe Lolita coffee liqueur
4 oz. 2% milk
Pour ingredients over ice. Shake or stir.
Optional: Add a sprinkle of cinnamon.

SPRING
This bourbon-infused cocktail is simple yet refreshing — perfect for weddings when the weather is becoming warmer but isn’t quite hot enough to warrant a frozen drink.

Rebel Highball
2 oz. Rebel Yell Bourbon
6 oz. club soda or ginger ale
Pour ingredients over ice. Shake or stir. 

SUMMER
Tequila just seems like a summertime sip. For this hot season, feel free to lighten the beverage by foregoing the sugar-sweet grenadine.

El Mayor Tequila Sunburst
2 oz. El Mayor Blanco Tequila
4 oz. orange juice
2 oz. club soda
Pour ingredients over ice. Shake or stir.
Optional: Add splash of grenadine.

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