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.
Pain Killer No. 808 (riff on original from Soggy Dollar Bar in Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I.)
"The original Pain Killer is a modern staple in the tiki world. It is creamy, but not too much. Its a touch sweet, but surprisingly balanced. It is a quintessential drink of the Caribbean, especially in the summertime months, but the addition of cold brew coffee makes this recipe relevant year-round. Anyone who exclusively mixes rum for living probably will tell you they have “the best” recipe. Here’s ours." —Ross
- 0.75 oz Coco Lopez creamed coconut
- 0.50 oz pineapple juice
- 0.50 oz navel orange juice (Cara Cara is too sweet)
- 0.50 oz passionfruit syrup
- 0.50 oz cold-brew coffee
- 2 oz Pusser’s B.V.I. Navy Rum
Whip (shake with a few pieces of crushed ice) all the ingredients and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with fresh nutmeg and mint.
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.