67 Essential Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlists

Ambient DJ Service recently decided to put its DJs to task. Each DJ was asked to compile a sample wedding cocktail hour playlist based on a theme. Our DJs – also known as “Music Mixologists” were also asked to select an accompanying liquid libation to match the spirit of their mix. Throughout the series, DJs also shared tips on musical programming for a wedding cocktail hour.

The result is 67 distinctive wedding cocktail hour playlists and over 2,000 songs – featuring an amazing array of music from across time and the globe. As unique as the DJs who compiled them, we are proud to introduce the following Wedding Cocktail Hour playlists. Many thanks to DJ Iron Mike, DJ Greg Nice, DJ Marti Gras, DJ Dre Ovalle, DJ Sully, DJ Gary G., DJ Cloak Dagger, DJ Garrett B., DJ Mike K., DJ AQ, DJ Gregg Ambient, DJ Spinz and DJ Jazz for their contributions! More recently, we have enjoyed guest bloggers known for their musical expertise.

If you have a favorite mix from the group below, or a favorite cocktail, we encourage you to leave a comment on our blog!

The Ambient DJ Service Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist Menu

The list below features the name/theme of the Cocktail Hour Mix, the selected accompanying cocktail, and the DJ who created the playlist in parentheses. Access the individual blog entries/playlists by clicking on the links.

  1. Alternative Rock Cocktail HourCraft Beer (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  2. The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail HourLong Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
  3. Good Vibes Cocktail HourPina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  4. Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail HourHairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
  5. Retro Soul Cocktail HourCiroc Havana Coconut Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  6. Smooth Sail Cocktail HourMalibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.
  7. Back to the Eighties Cocktail HourMidori Sour (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  8. Beach Themed Cocktail HourRed Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  9. Classic Wedding Cocktail HourTanqueray & Tonic (DJ Garrett B.). Click here.
  10. International Excursions Wedding Cocktail HourSangria (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  11. Country Wedding Cocktail HourManhattan (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  12. Crooners Wedding Cocktail HourJack Daniels on the Rocks with a Splash of Water (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  13. Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail HourThe White Lady (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  14. TV Theme Songs Wedding Cocktail HourCoca-Cola with a side of Popcorn (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  15. Christmas Wedding Cocktail HourEggnog (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  16. Boardwalk Empire / Great Gatsby Wedding Cocktail HourRum Punch for a Crowd (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  17. Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail HourCiroc Blue Ocean (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  18. James Bond Wedding Cocktail HourVespa Martini.. shaken, not stirred! (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  19. Valentines Wedding Cocktail HourGodiva Chocolate Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  20. Miami Vice Wedding Cocktail HourCuba Libre (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  21. The “Super Happy Hour” Wedding Cocktail HourThe Bob Marley (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  22. The Brazilian Wedding Cocktail HourCaipirinha (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  23. The New Jersey Homegrown Wedding Cocktail HourBoat Beer (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  24. The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour2010 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere St. Emilion (French Bordeaux) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  25. The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail HourSloe Gin Fizz (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  26. The Super Funky Soul Wedding Cocktail HourFunky Cold Medina (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  27. The Acid Jazz Wedding Cocktail HourGimlet (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  28. The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail HourMiller High Life (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  29. The New York State of Mind Wedding Cocktail HourBronx Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  30. The Disney Wedding Cocktail HourVibrant Orange Juice Frosty (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  31. The Summer Pop Wedding Cocktail HourJameson & Ginger Ale (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  32. The Colorful Wedding Cocktail HourShot of Goldschlager (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  33. The Inspiring Women of Music Wedding Cocktail HourBrandy Alexander (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  34. The Psychedelic Wedding Cocktail HourDeath in the Afternoon (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  35. The Surf’s Up Wedding Cocktail HourItalian Surfer (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  36. The 90s Grunge Rock Wedding Cocktail HourWhiskey Sour (Guest bloggers Pash & David). Click here.
  37. The “Nice and Easy” Wedding Cocktail HourDirty Martini (DJ Greg Nice). Click here.
  38. The All Beatles Wedding Cocktail HourBass Ale (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  39. The Savannah Southern Charm Wedding Cocktail HourSweet Tea Vodka Lemonade Mojito (Guest Blogger Cindy Brown). Click here.
  40. The All Covers Version Wedding Cocktail Hour (Volume 1) Tecate Beer (Team Ambient ). Click here.
  41. The Giants of Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist The Jazz Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient ). Click here.
  42. The Smooth Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist Kahlua & Cream (DJ Gregg Ambient ). Click here.
  43. The Vintage Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist Old-Fashioned (Gust Blogger DJ Ali Gruber ). Click here.
  44. The Acquired Taste Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist Fernet Branca (Guest Blogger DJ Toad). Click here.
  45. The Jamaican Love Song Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist Hummingbird (DJ Jazz). Click here.
  46. The Motown Wedding Cocktail HourThe Last Word (DJ Spinz) . Click here.
  47. The All-Broadway Wedding Cocktail HourFuzzy Greyhound (Guest Bloggers Kris Longwell and Wesley Loon) . Click here.
  48. The Fifty Shades of Grey Wedding Cocktail HourBollinger La Grande Annee Rose (1999) (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  49. The Hip Hop Wedding Cocktail HourCristal Champagne (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.
  50. The Tropical Trade Winds Wedding Cocktail HourBarbados Rum Punch (DJ Marti Gras) . Click here.
  51. The Reggae Wedding Cocktail Hour PlaylistRed Stripe Beer/ Dirty Banana Cocktail (DJ Sully) . Click here.
  52. The Mellow Country Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour PlaylistCherry Coke & Cola (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  53. The Space Travelers Wedding Cocktail Hour PlaylistAstronaut (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  54. The Freestyle Wedding Cocktail Hour PlaylistDark and Stormy (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.
  55. The African Safari Wedding Cocktail Hour PlaylistCastle Lager Beer (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  56. The Sunset Sessions Wedding Cocktail Hour PlaylistMojito (Guest Blogger, DJ Troy Michael via Hawaii) . Click here.
  57. The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Volume 2 Scotch on the Rocks (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.
  58. The Bar Life Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist Margarita (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  59. The New Orleans Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist Hurricane (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  60. The Classy Covers Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist Southern Revival (DJ Spinz) . Click here.
  61. The Blues Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist Blonde Manhattan (DJ Marti Gras) . Click here.
  62. The 80s 90s Something Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist Bottle of Zima (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  63. The “Lush” Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist Botanist Cocktail (DJ Cloak Dagger) . Click here.
  64. The Boy Bands Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist (Volume One) Bubble Martini (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.
  65. The New Years Eve Style Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist Bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  66. The Valentines Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist (Volume Two) Frangelico On the Rocks (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  67. The New Age Wedding Cocktail Hour PlaylistMaple Breakfast Stout (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  68. The 420 High Times Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist Leinenkugel Summer Shandy Beer (Ambient DJ Staff Collaboration) . Click here.
  69. The Bossa Chill Wedding Cocktail Hour Caipirinha (DJ Dre Ovalle) . Click here.

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is a full-service mobile NJ DJ entertainment company based in Central New Jersey that specializes in wedding DJ entertainment. Ambient DJ is a 2015 winner of the Knot Best of Weddings award as well as of the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award. We have a deep passion for the music that we play and enjoy collaborating with our brides and grooms to create unforgettable parties! For more info and to read our wedding reviews, visit us on the web at www.ambientdj.com.

Ambient's boutique-style service offers distinct specialties in wedding receptions, corporate events and sensational teen dance parties.

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