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.
"This cocktail is perfect for a tropical or tiki-themed engagement party, bachelorette party, or wedding reception any time of year. I took the classic Negroni and upgraded it—it still begins with three equal parts alcohol, one part Campari, one part vermouth, and one part spirit, but from there I added the pineapple "glass," strawberry simple syrup for balance. I use rum for my base here, but tequila would be equally amazing." —Natalie
- 1 oz. white vermouth
- 1 oz. Campari
- 1 oz. white rum
- 1 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 oz. strawberry simple syrup
Core out a pineapple and crush ice ahead of time. Combine vermouth, rum, pineapple juice, and strawberry simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and combine ingredients, then pour contents into the cocktail vessel. Top with crushed ice and Campari, add a straw, and enjoy!
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.