Blushing Bride Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:15%

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Blushing Bride cocktail is a popular choice for weddings and bridal showers, hence its romantic name. It's a delightful blend of sweet and sour, with a hint of fruitiness from the raspberry mix. The addition of champagne or prosecco gives it a celebratory touch, making it perfect for toasting to new beginnings.

How Blushing Bride Tastes?

The Blushing Bride cocktail is a delightful balance of sweet and sour. The raspberry mix adds a fruity sweetness, which is perfectly balanced by the tartness of the sweet & sour mix. The vodka gives it a bit of a kick, while the champagne or prosecco adds a bubbly, festive touch.

Interesting facts about Blushing Bride

  • The Blushing Bride cocktail is often served at weddings and bridal showers.
  • Despite its sweet and fruity flavor, it packs a punch with the addition of vodka.
  • The cocktail gets its name from the pink hue it takes on from the raspberry mix.


A few good options for Blushing Bride are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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Raspberry Mix

Sweet yet tart, this is the blushing heart of our cocktail. It's like the first flutter of love, without it, the cocktail would be a plain Jane. It adds that lovely red hue and berry sweetness, but too much would make you pucker up more than you'd want on your first date.

Emma Rose

Champagne or Prosecco

Bubbles, darling, bubbles! They lift the spirit and tickle the nose. This fizzy wonder adds elegance and helps balance the sweetness. If it's absent, you'll miss the celebratory toast of the bride! Prosecco will be a tad sweeter and less yeasty than Champagne.

Mary Mitkina


It's the strong, silent type that gives the cocktail its backbone. Being neutral, it doesn't mess with the flavors, but plays a supporting role. Skimp on it, and you're at a junior high dance; too much, and it's an after-party gone wild.

Alex Green

Sweet & Sour Mix

A splash adds the essential zesty tang, like a good partner that spices things up. If it were missing, the cocktail would be too sweet, like a date that only talks about cats. Keep the balance, or you'll tip the scales of cocktail justice!

Emma Rose

Mint Sprig

The final flourish, a token of freshness and a hint of aroma. The mint says “I'm fancy” without screaming it. Leave it out, and no one will cry, but it's the thoughtful touch that scores you those second glances.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Blushing Bride Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the raspberry mix, vodka, and sweet & sour mix.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a champagne flute.
  5. Top with champagne or prosecco.
  6. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh mint for the garnish. It adds a refreshing touch and enhances the overall presentation of the cocktail.
  • Chill your champagne flute before serving. This will keep your cocktail cold for longer.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Platters: The fruity notes of raspberry mix well with creamy cheeses like Brie or goat cheese.
  • Bruschetta: The acidity in the sweet & sour mix can cut through the richness of tomato and basil topped bruschetta.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Chicken: The refreshing nature of the Blushing Bride pairs nicely with the lightness of grilled chicken, especially when seasoned with herbs.
  • Seafood Pasta: The effervescence of Champagne or Prosecco complements a light seafood pasta dish.


  • Fruit Tarts: The sweet and tart flavors in the raspberry and sweet & sour mix accentuate the fresh fruits in tarts.
  • Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta: A delicate dessert like panna cotta is a subtle nod to the elegance of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Blushing Bride

If you can't find raspberry mix, you can substitute it with raspberry syrup or raspberry liqueur. If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, you can replace the vodka and champagne with sparkling water or a non-alcoholic sparkling wine.

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Berry Bliss

  • Ingredients: 1 oz Raspberry Mix, 2 oz Champagne, 2 oz Berry Vodka, A Splash of Lime Juice, A Few Fresh Raspberries
  • Recipe: Shake the raspberry mix, berry vodka, and lime juice. Strain into a flute, top with Champagne, and add fresh raspberries. Flavor: This twist adds a burst of additional berry flavor, creating a deeper fruit profile that’s a berry lover’s dream.

Peachy Bride

  • Ingredients: 1 oz Peach Puree, 2 oz Prosecco, 1 oz Peach Schnapps, A Splash of Lemon Juice, A Sprig of Thyme
  • Recipe: Combine peach puree, peach schnapps, and lemon juice in a shaker. Strain into a flute, top with Prosecco, garnish with thyme. Flavor: This twist is a fragrant, sweeter take on our cocktail, giving it a sun-kissed, peachy personality ideal for summer weddings.

Sparkling Rosé Rinse

  • Ingredients: 0.5 oz Raspberry Liqueur, 2 oz Sparkling Rosé, 1 oz Vodka, A Dash of Rose Water, Rose Petals
  • Recipe: Shake raspberry liqueur, vodka, and rose water with ice. Strain, top with Sparkling Rosé, and add a rose petal garnish. Flavor: Adding a floral note and switching up the bubbles to rosé, this version is more romantic with a gentle rose fragrance, perfect for enchanting evenings.

In case you forgot basics how to make Blushing Bride

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Blushing Bride

What is the best time to serve the Blushing Bride cocktail?

This cocktail, with its sweet, tart, and fruity flavors, can be served at any time. However, it is most often served at bridal showers, wedding receptions or at brunch.

Can a Blushing Bride cocktail be prepared in advance?

This cocktail is best served fresh to maintain its light, bubbly texture. However, the peach schnapps and grenadine can be prepared in the champagne flute in advance. The champagne should be added just before serving.

What types of food pair well with a Blushing Bride cocktail?

The sweet, fruity taste of a Blushing Bride pairs well with appetizers, seafood, and desserts.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Blushing Bride cocktail?

Yes, the Blushing Bride can be made non-alcoholic by replacing peach schnapps with peach juice or syrup, and using sparkling grape juice or soda instead of champagne.

What's the influence of the strawberry garnish on the flavor and presentation of the Blushing Bride cocktail?

The fresh strawberry garnish not only adds a pop of color to the presentation but also infuses a hint of additional sweetness to the cocktail.

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