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.
"Another summertime staple, this cocktail is extremely refreshing with a good push of tartness to keep your blood sugar low. Tarragon, an anise/liquorice driven herb, pairs excellent with the molasses characteristics of cachaca and the gastrique. I would say this is one of our more interesting recipes." —Ross
- 1 oz. watermelon gastrique (sugar + molasses + palm or cane vinegar + watermelon)
- 0.50 oz. watermelon juice
- 0.75 oz. lime juice
- 0.75 oz. Espolon Tequila Blanco
- 0.75 oz. Leblon Cachaca
- 0.50 oz sparkling water
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- 12 tarragon leaves (about one 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.