Introducing Brides's 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 September, the cocktail experts behind The Liquor Cabinet, the curated spirits app for the modern drinker, continue to blow us out of the water 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.
Howl At the Jun
Recipe by Nandini Khaund, Beverage Director at Cindy’s Rooftop in Chicago, Illinois
“Nandini Khaund takes trendy ingredients and makes them so integral to her creations that you wonder what you were drinking before. This rosy riff on a French 75 incorporates 'jun', a Tibetan style of kombucha fermented from wild honey, with gin, grapefruit, and sparkling rosé. Light with just the right amount of effervescence, this is the one to serve during cocktail hour or instead of a traditional Champagne toast.” —Patrick
- 1.5 oz. Beefeater London Dry Gin
- 2 oz. Jun or your favorite kombucha
- 2 oz. Dry sparkling rosé
- 0.75 oz. Grapefruit juice
- 0.25 oz. Simple syrup or honey syrup
Spirits aficionados and brothers Patrick, Peter, and Sean Janelle, together with veteran bartender Maxwell Britten, launched The Liquor Cabinet as the definitive guide to all things boozy. From bottle distillation information to in-depth cocktail histories and creative riff recipes by influential bartenders the world over, The Liquor Cabinet is the ideal app for anyone looking to shake, strain, and sip their own creations. Plus, the newly launched Variations feature shows how it's possible to create unique recipes, once you've got the basics down. Follow The Liquor Cabinet on Instagram @theliqrcabinet and Facebook, and read more on their blog.