Introducing Brides's newest foodie-celebrating series, in which we bring beautiful, handcrafted, Instagram-approved signature cocktails to you twice a week! Each month, we'll shine a spotlight on one master mixologist and his or her 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 month of June, Ross Steidel, the master mixer behind Seattle- and Maui-based cocktail catering company Perfect Pour Cocktail Co., 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.
"A high-octane tiki-inspired recipe that is both juicy and bittersweet. This concoction will have even the most staunch objectors to gin questioning their rationale, as lemongrass, juniper, and citrus botanicals come together in complete harmony. A no-brainer for any summertime shindig, the Equinox Vibes is a 100 percent crowd pleaser." —Ross
- 1 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 oz. lemon juice
- .75 oz. lemongrass syrup
- .50 oz. Aperol Aperitivo
- 1.5 oz. Royal Dock Navy Strength gin
- .50 oz. Peychaud’s bitters
Combine all ingredients except the bitters in a shaker. Shake and strain over crushed ice, then add the bitters on top of the mix. No garnish needed.
Perfect Pour Cocktail Co. is an all-inclusive mobile cocktail bar. The cocktail craftsmen and women mix each libation to order using proper technique and farm-fresh ingredients. From conceptualizing your party’s theme, to creating custom cocktail and wine programs, to day-of service, Perfect Pour's hospitality-driven event planners and mixologists are at your service every step of the way. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook at @perfectpourcocktailco.