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Summer Sippers and Signature Drinks!

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In continuation with our last posting about Catering, we wanted to take the time this week to talk about summer cocktails! Over here at the Lesner, we love summertime. We daydream of summer and all of the seasonal goodness it brings… bright sunshine, warm breezes, beach tans, fresh ingredients & refreshing libations!

Many brides & grooms personalize their wedding with a signature cocktail. From our experience, it is often best to go with a simple cocktail that can identify with the bride & groom’s personalities. Here at the Lesner Inn, we also often see signature cocktails that coincide with the theme & color scheme of the event. Throwing an event with blue linens? Try serving a specialty cocktail that incorporates a blue liquor! One of our favorites is the fun and festive Low Country Lemonde.

Summertime is the best time to relax… but also a fabulous time to entertain! Whether you want to host a special holiday event, or are planning a wedding, these summer sips are sure to quench your thirst. Treat your guests to these mouth-watering cocktails with a twist, and you’re sure to be the life of the party!

Summer Shandy

1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice                         summer-shandy

1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup sparkling water
4 (12 ounce) bottles of chilled Hefeweizen

Champagne Grapefruit Mojito

Grapefruit Mojito Freshly squeezed lime juice

Pink Grapefruit Juice

Sugar and muddled Mint leaves

Light Rum

Chilled Champagne

Low Country Lemonade

peach schnappslow country lemonad


blue curacao

Birthday Cake Tini 

VanillBirthday Cake Tinia Vodka

Cranberry Juice


Garnish Rim with Sprinkles



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  • Mr. & Mrs. Horne

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
    We had such an amazing wedding at the Lesner this past weekend. With all of the hurdles we had to go through with COVID protocols, Alexis, Kim, and Lindsey went above and beyond to make our day feel normal- and it was PERFECT! They were so attentive to detail and helpful with things I had not thought of during the planning process. They took care of every detail and we had nothing to worry about on the day of Our wedding except showing up. I even had some last minute changes to decor that they were able to help with. The food was amazing and the view is seriously one you can’t beat. The sunset deck is Covered, so some rain is not a total game changer- but it also gives the guests a nice break from the reception hall (which is inside), which made our guests comfortable with spacing out during these times. Luckily our weather was perfect and the photos are literally amazing- there is no better view in Virginia Beach. I would highly recommend the Lesner for a wedding !!
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jurko

    JUNE 22, 2018
    I could NOT be happier with the service from Lesner Inn. Our coordinator Liz was SO helpful each time we met with her and had questions. The ceremony and receptions spaces were absolutely beautiful. If I had to do it all over again I wouldn’t change a thing and I would recommend this venue to anyone!
  • The Bells

    SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
    Alexis, We just wanted to say thank you for all that you did Saturday & all the planning leading up to our wedding day. We had such an amazing day! And we really appreciated you making sure we were taken care of throughout the night. You’re amazing at what you do & helped our wedding day turn out to be perfect! Thank you again!
  • Jon & Brit­tany Wil­son

    JULY 15, 2017
    Girls at the Lesner Inn, Wow! I can’t believe it’s been just about a year since Jon and I came through the doors and knew that this would be the place we say “I do”. You guys are awesome and made planning a breeze even for this bride who didn’t have it all together. Thank you guys so much for everything, our day was perfect!
  • Kyle & Elise Miller

    APRIL 8, 2018
    Lindsey! I am speechless! Friday was truly amazing. You went above and beyond to make our day so special! We loved every second of the night. Thank you also for the champagne glasses and kitchen towel. You are so sweet! Everyone raved about the night. You and Lesner Inn are AMAZING! Love you Kyle & Elise Miller
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