Introducing Brides' newest foodie-celebrating series, in which we bring beautiful, handcrafted, Instagram-approved signature cocktails to you four times a week! Each month, we'll shine a spotlight on two master mixologists and their one-of-a-kind libations, with recipes and tips on how you can incorporate these signature beverages into your wedding menu, engagement party, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or just an extra-sweet night at home in the kitchen together. For the first half of July, Natalie Migliarini, the master mixer behind Seattle-based home bartending website Beautiful Booze, sets the bar high with eight boozy beauties to keep you and your guests sipping and swinging all evening long. Stay tuned to hear from more of your favorite bartenders across the country (and beyond!)—because as we all know, the drinks really do make the wedding.
"If you're having a brunch party to celebrate your special occasion, these Sunset Mimosas are the perfect libation to take you and your guests from morning 'till evening. The Mimosa is a classic cocktail—it's delicious, boozy, and because of the low alcohol content, you can sip all day. The grenadine and grapefruit create a perfect balance of sweet and citrus while the Champagne on top lengthens the cocktail and contributes a beautiful effervescent mouth feel." —Natalie
- ½ oz. grenadine
- 1 oz. grapefruit juice
- Champagne to taste
Pour grapefruit juice and grenadine in a Champagne flute. Top with Champagne.
Have you ever observed at a party how people are drawn directly to the bar? Forget the copious quantities of appetizers—where is the booze? That is where Beautiful Booze comes in to produce fun and creative cocktails for any occasion. Founder Natalie Migliarini is a home bartender, cocktail stylist, photographer, freelance writer, and recipe developer with an aptitude for discovering new and creative ways to use alcohol. She creates and photographs original cocktail recipes from the perspective of a home bartender. Follow Beautiful Booze on Instagram and Facebook at @beautifulbooze.