Wedding Inspiration

Why The Spritz is the Best Cocktail for a Shore Wedding

Plus: How to make one with a water ice floater.


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Spritz cocktails by Pelago Pop-Up Kusina, florals courtesy Flowers & Co. Photo by Brett Thomas

When it comes to a signature drink for a beach wedding, you really can’t go wrong with a sprit. The effervescent, easy-on-the-alcohol cocktail pairs perfectly with light snacks and summer sunshine, and can be sipped on all night long. Here, Philly’s Filipino-focused Pelago Pop-Up Kusina (available for private events of up to 75) shares recipes for four tropical twists on the drink.

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Sunset Hugs
Campari, yellow chartreuse and passionfruit juice are the stars of this herbaceous riff served on ice with sparkling wine.

½ oz. Campari
½ oz. yellow Chartreuse
½ oz. passionfruit syrup
Top with sparkling wine in a wine glass full of ice. Garnish with a lemon peel rose.

Worth Melting For
A straightforward spritz of sweet vermouth and sparkling rose goes full-on Shore with a floater of water ice.

1 oz. sweet vermouth
Top with sparkling rose in a chilled flute. Finish with a ball of your favorite water ice flavor.

Sunday Kind of Love
A booze-free mix of hibiscus-infused coconut water, passion-fruit sparkling water, and a dash of Angostura biters for aromatics.

2 oz. hibiscus-infused coconut water
2 dashes Angostura bitters (or Fee Bros Old Fashion Aromatic bitters to be completely non-alcoholic)
Top with passionfruit LaCroix. Serve tall over ice. Garnish with a grapefruit horse’s neck.

Stars Walk Backward
Perfect for a beer-loving crowd, this funky combo of manzanilla sherry and pineapple gimme is finished with dry-hopped cider.

1 oz. Manzanilla or Fino Sherry
1 tsp. pineapple gomme syrup
Top with a dry-hopped cider in a chilled flute or small wine glass. Garnish with dehydrated star fruit.

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