3 fall cocktail recipes + the ultimate bachelor party inspiration
Been a minute since we shared some strictly-groom’s inspiration around here, hasn’t it? When Jessica of Jessica Jaccarino Photography and the team at Southern House Events & Design shared this bachelor party at downtown San Diego’s You & Yours Distillery, they told us their goal was to create a modern, relaxed-yet-sophisticated bachelor party in a fresh new setting. Spoiler alert, they totally nailed it. Be sure to pin your fave photos from this shoot so you can revisit the fall cocktail recipes later!
On the design… Our biggest style incentive was our use of varying textures that would help to accentuate the chic atmosphere of the distillery. The plush velvet, denim linen and copper textures paired with masculine touches of black ceramic and gunmetal flatware gave our tablescape a macho vibe, while hints of white florals of ranunculus, anemone and mums accented with a pop of orange kumquats gave us the refined look for an upscale bachelor party.
The Last Bash Cocktail Recipe #1: Chai Maple Old Fashioned
1.5 oz Provisional Gin
0.5 oz Chai Demerara syrup*
4 dashes of Angostura bitters
Maple syrup spray**
Spritz a short rocks glass several times with maple syrup spray. Add all ingredients into the glass over a large ice cube. Stir and garnish with an orange peel.
*Chai Demerara Syrup (1c water, 1c Demerara sugar, 24g chai tea)
Bring water and Demerara sugar to a boil. Add chai tea and let simmer for 15 minutes. Cool, strain into a sealed container, and store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
**Maple Syrup Spray (1c maple syrup + 1c water)
Bring maple syrup and water to a boil. Turn off heat and let cool. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
The Last Bash Cocktail Recipe #2: Do You Want That Spicy?
1.5 oz Sunday Gin
0.75 oz grapefruit cordial*
0.5 oz lime juice
0.5 oz cucumber juice
Pinch of sea salt
Topo Chico, or other sparkling water of choice
4 dashes of Serrano bitters (optional)
Add all ingredients except sparkling water to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Add a splash of sparkling water into shaker and strain over fresh ice into a tall Collins glass. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon.
*Grapefruit Cordial (1c sugar + 1c fresh squeezed grapefruit juice)
Bring sugar and grapefruit juice to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Strain into a sealed container and store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
They paid special attention to the balance of light and dark and chose different textures like the wood engraved menus and leather accents.
The Last Bash Cocktail Recipe #3: Rye Me a River
1.5 oz Winter Gin
0.5 oz toasted rye simple syrup*
4-5 dashes each of Angostura & orange bitters
Candied grape or brandied cherry, optional**
Add all ingredients to a short Collins glass with a large ice cube. Stir well, and garnish with a candied grape. Optional presentation: serve up in a martini glass.
*Toasted Rye Simple Syrup (12g rye + 2c sugar)
Cook the dry rye kernels in a saucepan until toasted, but not burnt. Bring sugar, water and toasted rye to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Cool and finely strain into a sealed container. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
**Candied Grapes (1c red or Concord grapes, 1c sugar, 3-4 orange peel slices)
Place all ingredients in a sealed container and let rest for 2-3 days at room temperature, occasionally shaking to mix.
Get a closer peek at this modern bachelor party shoot in our gallery:
With handcrafted flights of distilled gin, engaging conversation, and delicious sweet treats from Frost Me Gourmet, this was sure to be a great first stop before heading out for a night on the town.
We agree! Thanks to You & Yours Distillery for sharing the cocktail recipes.
Photography: Jessica Jaccarino Photography / Venue & Libations: You & Yours Distillery in San Diego / Coordination: Southern House Events & Design / Flowers: Artistic Florals / Invitations: Paper Scissors Print / Dessert: Frost Me Gourmet / Favors: Sugarfina / Wood Details: Cades & Birch / Rentals: Folklore / Menswear Accessories: Bleu Gents