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3 Refreshing Drinks for Morning Weddings

Morning weddings are a beautiful way to start your day. Having a breakfast reception opens up your celebration options to unique wedding dishes and drinks. Ten in the morning may be a little early for a cosmopolitan (or not, we don’t judge!) but it’s perfect for one of these refreshing morning drinks.

Try these drink recipes:

Lemon or Lime and Cucumber Water

lemon glassWater helps get your body going in the morning and offers a number of health benefits. A cool glass of ice water is especially nice on a hot sunny day – like a beach wedding – so why not add some flavor with this Lemon Cucumber water recipe. Glass containers filled with ice and healthy slices of lemon and cucumber also make for very pleasing décor. It’ll be a lovely gesture for your guests to receive a glass of this refreshing beverage right after an outdoor wedding where the temperature may be a little high.

What You’ll Need (serves 20 +)

10 gallons cold water

40-50 slices of lemon

40-50 slices of cucumber

10 glass pitchers (water does not come out as well with plastic containers)


Add about 5 slices of lemon and 5 slices of cucumbers to each pitcher. Pour in water until lemon and cucumbers rise to the top of the pitcher.

For a stronger and more pleasant flavor and aroma, let water sit in the fridge for an hour before ready to be served. Basically the longer you leave the cucumbers and lemons in the water, the stronger the flavor.

Add Ice if you plan on leaving your pitchers out during your reception.

(Recipe courtesy of food.com)

Mint Tonic Switcha

mint switcha sgrFor those of you won’t have no idea what a “switcha” is or why you would want to drink one; switcha is an island version of limeade. Add mint for a cool flavor and tonic for a sparkly twist and you have a sophisticated tasting morning drink with a cool crisp… ahhhh island life!

What You’ll Need

6 cups warm water

1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 7-8 limes depending on size)

1/2 cup – 1 1/2 cup of Sugar (more or less to your taste)

Tonic water (you will need 1 cup of tonic water per individual glass)

Sprigs of Mint

Mix water, lime juice and sugar together in a glass pitcher. Make sure you use warm water as the sugar will dissolve better than in coldwater.  Place pitcher in fridge to allow chilling or in the freezer for a quicker icier chill. This will make ordinary “switcha”.

In a separate highball, put mint sprig in the bottom and crush with a spoon.

Add 1 cup of swticha and 1 cup of tonic water.

Garnish glass with more mint or a lime wedge (if desired) and serve with crushed ice for a crisp mid-morning drink on a hot day.

(Recipe courtesy of Sandra Casey with a Bahamian twist)

Sea Breeze Mimosas

morning mimosaWhat’s a wedding toast without champagne? Mix up your champagne with a breakfast fruit twist perfect for a morning toast to your day!

What You’ll Need:

1/4 cup cranberry juice

1/4 cup pink grapefruit juice

Champagne or sparkling wine, enough to fill a champagne flute

Thin grapefruit slices cut in half

Pour cranberry juice and grapefruit juice into a champagne flute

Fill the remainder of the flute with your favorite champagne or sparkling wine.  Add a thin slice of grapefruit to your glass.

Serve immediately and keep the juices and bubbly chilled for refills. Perfect for a wedding toast over eggs benedict and coconut French toast!

(Recipe courtesy of myrecepies.com)