Winter Wedding Drinks Ideas for your Wedding Reception

There’s something quite magical about a winter wedding – the festive cheer, the fairy lights, the darker nights and if we’re lucky, maybe a sprinkling of snow! There are lots ways to get creative with your winter wedding and one way many of our couples have added in a festive touch is through their drinks reception.

The West Mill is a no corkage wedding venue which simply means you can bring in your own daytime drinks free of charge and we’ll serve them for you on your wedding day. So whether it’s classic mulled wine or a festive sparkling cocktail you fancy, we’ve got a few ideas to inspire you and your guests.

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Winter Wedding Drinks Ideas

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Winter Pimms

Think Pimms, Think Summer? Well not any more. Pimms have now created ‘Pimms Winter’ a new and delicious blend of cinnamon, caramel and zesty orange.

The perfect winter warmer for your guests.


Heat-proof glass or mug

50ml Pimm’s Winter

150ml clear apple juice

Apple and orange slices to garnish

Full Recipe & Source

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Classic Mulled Wine

Where would the festive season be without a glass of Mulled Wine or two?

This classic recipe will fill the room with a delicious Christmas scent and is perfect for a frosty winter day.


2 clementines

1 lemon

1 lime

200 g caster sugar

6 whole cloves

1 stick cinnamon

3 fresh bay leaves

1 whole nutmeg , for grating

1 vanilla pod , halved lengthways

2 star anise

2 bottles Chianti or other Italian red wine

Full Recipe & Source

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Cranberry Mojito Punch

A mojito with a Christmas twist.

This refreshing and fruity punch is perfect if you fancy something chilled.


Granulated Sugar

Fresh Mint

Fresh Cranberries

Fresh lime juice

Light rum

Cranberry Juice

Soda water

Crushed Ice

Full Recipe & Source

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Hot Apple Cider

On the look out for something warming for the winter months? Try this Hot Apple Cider.

Keep it alcohol free or add a splash of rum to spice it up a little.


Apple Juice

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

spiced rum (optional)

cinnamon sticks

Apple slices to garnish

Full Recipe & Source

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Apple Cinnamon Bellini | Winter Wedding Drinks Ideas for your No Corkage Reception | The West Mill Venue -

Apple Cinnamon Bellini

Fancy something a little fizzy? This festive twist on a classic Bellini might be for you?


1 bottle Prosecco or champagne

1 bottle apple cider

Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Full Recipe & Source

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We hope this post has inspired you to get creative with your wedding reception drinks. For more ideas feel free to chat our Events Team who will gladly help you create your perfect Winter Wedding Drinks reception here at The West Mill.

The West Mill is a No Corkage Wedding Venue in Derbyshire. If you want to find out more about us, we’d love to hear from you. Simply download our brochure here or contact our events team to book a viewing.

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