Monday, December 14, 2009

The Bubbly Bride: The Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Guide

Just by the title of this book, you know we're going to love it. Bridal Bubbly. Bubbly Bride. Plus, what's not to love about a book full of fabulous wedding drink ideas?

Natalie Bovis-Nelson is a mixologist extraordinaire who is the editor of the site TheLiquidMuse and is launching an online cocktail show called "Inspired Sips with The Liquid Muse." In her latest book, "The Bubbly Bride," Natalie shares fun cocktails for every stage of wedding planning from engagement drinks to bachelorette party shots. The signature wedding cocktails are even divided into themes so you can choose the perfect drink for your garden wedding, tropical reception or Asian-inspired event. I love the "green" cocktail section. But my favorite section has to be Battling Bridezilla! Check out this fabulous drink to calm your nerves.

Chill Pill

Lavender Water
1 ounce lavender infused vodka
1 ounce lavender -infused simple syrup
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
Splash lavender soda

Shake lavender vodka, simple syrup and lemon juice with ice. Strain into champagne flute and top with lavender soda.

In case you don't happen to have lavender-infused vodka on hand, check out this fun one:

The Male Stripper Made Me Sin

1/2 ounce vodka
1/4 ounce cinnamon schnapps
1/4 ounce cream
3 red hots

Pour vodka, schnapps and cream into a shot glass. Drop red hots in the bottom of the glass.