A Spring Wedding Cocktail for the Modern Bride

A Spring
Wedding
Cocktail for
the Modern
Bride

A Spring Wedding
Cocktail for the
Modern Bride

Inspired by the Pina Gown

What wedding is complete without a toast (or two!) to the happy couple? To celebrate the launch of our Spring 2020 gown collection, we’re sharing creative and colorful spring wedding cocktail recipes inspired by four of our favorite new gowns. We asked Steve Wildy, Beverage Director for Menus & Venues, to create the cocktails with classic, modern, romantic, and bohemian brides in mind.

The Pina Gown, a sleek ballgown with a showstopping
bow detail, was the source of inspiration for our modern cocktail.

The Pina Gown, a sleek ballgown with a showstopping bow detail, was the source of inspiration for our modern cocktail.

Steve tells us, “This playful but elevated variation on the whiskey sour theme leans on the floral backbone of bergamot-heavy Earl Grey tea. It turns to tangy-sweet citrus notes, enhanced by a kiss of star anise and the richness of marmalade.”

Cheers to you, modern bride!

High Tea Sour

1.5 oz. bourbon
.75 oz. Earl Grey anise syrup*
.75 oz. lemon
1 Tbsp orange marmalade

Combine all ingredients over ice in a shaker and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass and garnish with whole star anise.

*Earl Grey Anise Syrup

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 Earl Grey tea bags
4 pieces whole star anise

Combine sugar and water over heat in a saucepan until dissolved. Add tea bags and whole star anise and
simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and allow to cool completely.

Combine sugar and water over heat in a saucepan until dissolved. Add tea bags and whole star anise and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and allow to cool completely.

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