Introducing Brides' 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 second half of July, Cody Pruitt, the bar manager at the upscale NYC eatery Union Fare, continues 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.
"A beautifully effervescent take on the century-old Cobbler recipe, featuring the ultimate in wedding beverages: champagne! By simply adding some citrus twists and sugar cane syrup to champagne over crushed ice, then swizzling it all together, you have the perfect greeting cocktail." —Cody
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- Orange twist
- Lemon twist
Add simple syrup, express oils from lemon/orange twist into a pint glass, drop twists into glass, add crushed ice to about ½ inch below the rim of the glass and fill with Prosecco. Swizzle. Add a small layer of crushed ice to make a bed for the Peychauds. Add 5 to 7 dashes of Peychauds and swizzle to create a layered effect. Finish by topping with crushed ice, mint sprig, and berries. "
For the past decade, Cody Pruitt worked in all facets of nightlife at over 50 NYC hotspots with his promotion and marketing company, The Bespoke Group. In 2012, he became a partner in Harding’s Kitchen & Bar. After hosting a series of highly successful pop-up dinners, Pruitt took up managing the day-to-day operations of Harding’s for a year before opening Casa Neta Mezcaleria & Tequileria in 2016 as partner, general manager, and beverage director. In 2017 he joined the team at Union Fare as wine director and bar manager, growing and improving the beverage program. A modern gastrohall, Union Fare spans an entire city block and is located in an historic landmark building in Union Square. Become one of Union Fare's 25k followers on Instagram and Facebook @unionfare.