You like gin. He likes tequila. Six mixologists show you how to personalize a pair of drinks. Cheers to having it your way!
Photography by Paul Body
Bek Allen Cocktails
HERS: Gentle Lady
Shake Hendricks gin, St. Germain, Peychaud’s bitters, and lemon and grapefruit juices with raspberries and cucumber slices. Muddle and strain; add garnish.
HIS: Kind Sir
Strain Knob Creek bourbon whiskey, Luxardo amaretto, and Bénédictine liqueur into a rocks glass; add an orange twist.
Stirrers like these one can be custom made! We used Nic.Roc. Designs in San Diego.
Snake Oil Cocktail Co.
HERS: Pretty in Pink
This cocktail features vodka, Carpano vermouth, fresh pressed apple juice, ginger beer, and pickled pink ginger.
HIS: Tuxedo Tonic
Mix together rye whiskey, smashed passion fruit, torn mint, cardamom reduction, and soda.
Please & Thank You Mobile Hospitality
HERS: Lay Lady Lay
Champagne, framboise, and ginger syrup are poured into a soda bottle with a lightning stopper.
HIS: Old Fashioned
Bourbon, sugar, and bitters—a classic drink for the classic guy.
Cocktails on the left in the tall martini glasses
HERS: Peas in a Pod
A cocktail for veggie lovers! Combine fresh muddled peas, lemon, sugar, and vodka.
HIS: Fernet Me Not (left, in the tall martini glass)
The groom’s version features muddled spinach leaves, vodka, Fernet Branca, and ginger beer.
The acrylic stirrers were created by Nic.Roc. Designs.
Cocktails in the middle
HERS: Love’s True Kiss
This light sipper has freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, Lillet Rouge, gin, and an edible blossom.
HIS: Gentle Embrace
Scotch is mixed with Lillet Blanc, peach brandy, Bénédictine liqueur, and Angostura bitters.
Waters Fine Foods & Catering
Combine Paul Goerg Champagne Brut Tradition, kabocha squash, maple syrup, and cardamom purée; garnish with star anise.
Herradura tequila blanco blends with muddled piquillo peppers, lime juice, and caramelized pear purée; a piquillo pepper tops it off.