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.
Olinda After Hours
"Olinda is a town in upcountry Maui that sits high above the clouds, surrounded by redwood and eucalyptus trees. The cool air and the heady smells of flora were the driving influences behind this winter-appropriate recipe. A boozy and baking-spice-heavy cranberry sauce pairs seamlessly with St. George’s Terroir gin and demi-sec sparkling wine to create a cocktail that can be closely compared to a walk in the woods." —Ross
- 2 oz. homemade cranberry sauce, fine strained (We infuse ours with star anise, cardamom, cinnamon, orange peel, dehydrated ginger, Chinese five-spice powder, port wine, and sake)
- .75 oz. rosemary syrup (1:1 simple syrup heated and steeped with rosemary)
- .25 oz. lemon juice
- 1.25 oz. St. George Terroir gin
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- 1 oz. demi-sec sparkling wine
Combine all ingredients except the sparkling wine in a shaker and mix well with ice. Add the sparkling wine to a coupe glass and double strain shaker contents on top. Garnish with a torched rosemary sprig.
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.