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 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.
"Cocktails tend to get overdone from time to time—but this is not the case here. This recipe is evidence that depth and balance can be found in just three ingredients: booze, sugar, and citrus. Lilikoi is the Hawaiian name for passionfruit, a mostly sour vine fruit that grows like a weed on most windward sides of the islands. We take the guts of the passionfruit, add sugar, lime, and un-aged Puerto Rican rum to create a sensational, thought-provoking cocktail that anyone can make, regardless of skill behind the bar." —Ross
- 0.75 oz. passionfruit syrup (If sourced fresh, simmer equal parts water and passionfruit for 10 minutes, then strain out the seeds. Add an equal part of sugar to the juice.)
- 0.75 oz. lime juice
- 2 oz. Caiche Puerto Rican rum
Shake and double strain all ingredients into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
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.