In partnership with Mumm Napa Sparkling Wines.
If you’re hosting a party of literally any kind—be it a fancy-schmancy dinner situation, a summer BBQ, or a lowkey bash with the girls—then a signature cocktail better be on the menu. If not, you’re doing it all wrong, and by *it,* I mean life. Sure, you could serve up your standard cocktails or maybe some light beer (miss me with that ish), but would your guests leave thinking, “wow, Shelly really killed it with the drinks?” No, Shelly, they would not.
When it comes down to it, having a signature cocktail at your party says two things about you: You’re cute and creative AF, and you really care about showing your guests not a good but a great time. That’s because they’re freakin’ fun! And pretty! And feel super-personalized! And hell, who doesn’t eat that up?
This rule of thumb life obviously goes for bachelorette parties, too. (Maid of honors: We’re talkin’ to you.) But look, Shel, it doesn’t have to be some whole-damn-thing that involves 20+ ingredients and bartender-level knowledge. You simply need quality booze, chic glassware, pretty garnishes, and a great bottle of bubbly because it is a celebration after all. When it comes to the bubbles, Mumm Napa Sparkling Wines has you covered with an affordable yet premium bottle that’s taste rivals even the fanciest champagnes.
No matter what type of bachelorette you’re hosting, there’s a sig cocktail that’ll blow even the hardest to please bridesmaids away and make you seem like *the* best MOH of all time. Ahead, find five foolproof recipes to inspire your signature drank.
For the Nature-Packed Bachelorette Party in Upstate New York…
Sparkling Apricot Rye
Going glamping? Serve up the Sparkling Apricot Rye to align with the ~rustic,~ nature girlie vibes of the weekend. Despite being super simple to make, this delicious cocktail is anything but average, all thanks to Mumm Napa Brut Prestige, rye whiskey, and a lil’ touch of Angostura bitters.
2 parts Mumm Napa Brut Prestige
1 part rye whiskey
1/2 tbsp. apricot preserves
1 healthy squirt of lemon
1 healthy squirt of honey
1 dash Angostura bitters
Combine preserves, whiskey, lemon, honey, and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice and
shake until chilled. Fine strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube. Top with Mumm Napa Brut Prestige and garnish with a dried apricot and a sprig of mint.
For the Miami Beach Bachelorette Party That’s 15 Sorority Sisters Deep…
Hearts on Fire
Miami obviously brings *all* the heat, making the Hearts on Fire cocktail the ultimate signature drink of choice for your beachside banger. It contains pink grapefruit juice, fresh raspberries, and Mumm Napa’s Brut Rosé—and it happens to be one of the prettiest drinks we’ve ever laid eyes on. Period. (Recipe courtesy of Jes Gutierrez-Switaj.)
2.5 oz Mumm Napa Brut Rosé
1.5 oz Pink Gin
1.5 oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
1 oz Raspberry Rose Water Syrup (recipe below)
1.5 oz Raspberry Seltzer
Pour raspberry rose water syrup into the bottle of your glass. Fill glass with large chunks of crushed clear ice. Separately, combine pink gin and grapefruit juice in a mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill, then add pre-chilled raspberry (or plain) seltzer. Gently pour into your glass so that it layers on top of the syrup. Top off with Mumm Napa Brut Rosé. Garnish with grapefruit slice, fresh raspberries and some blossoms.
Raspberry Rose Water Syrup
1 cup Fresh Raspberries
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Water
2 oz Rose Water
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Over medium heat stir to dissolve sugar, and then simmer for about 15 minutes. Fine strain, pressing berry pulp gently with spoon to extract juices. Cool, bottle and refrigerate. Will keep for about 2 weeks.
For the Weekend-in-Paris Bach Party Where Everyone’s Gonna Suck at Speaking French…
Pomegranate French 75
You and the girls may not have your French nailed down pat yet, but you can make yourselves feel better about it by serving up an impressive cocktail like the Pomegranate French 75, which features gin, Mumm Napa’s Brut Prestige which even uses traditional French champagne-making methods, and juicy notes of lemon and pomegranate. (Recipe courtesy of Cheralee Lyle.)
1 part Gin
1/2 part Pomegranate Juice
1/4 part Lemon juice
1/4 part Simple syrup
Top with Mumm Napa Brut Prestige
Add ice, gin, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup to cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour into coupe glass and top with Mumm Napa Brut Prestige.
For the “Bahamas or Bust” Bachelorette Party That’s Gonna Require Gallons of SPF…
The Bahamas are famous for their rum so obvs a rum-infused drink is a no-brainer here. Enter: Little Island, a sweet-and-sour, ultra-satisfyingly tangy elixir featuring strawberry fennel syrup, aged rum, lime juice, and Mumm Napa’s Brut Rosé. Yum doesn’t even begin to cover it. (Recipe courtesy of Katie Stryjewski.)
4 part Aged Rum
3/4 part Strawberry Fennel Syrup
1/2 part Lime Juice
2 parts Mumm Napa Brut Rosé
Recommended Garnish: Either a fresh strawberry or a basil leaf
Shake rum, syrup, and lime juice with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with Mumm Napa Brut Rosé. Garnish with either recommendation.
For the “Nashville or Nowhere” Bachelorette Party That Turns Everyone Into Honky-Tonk Lovers
The Raspberry Rosé cocktail is as vibrant and unforgettable as Nashville itself — plus, it’s no fuss, which everyone loves. Made with lime, raspberries, some suga, and Mumm Napa’s Brut Rosé, it’s the perfect drink to keep everyone dancing all night long. (It’s also been known to turn country haters into converts, so there’s that!)
1 lime, cut into wheels
½ part raspberries
Sugar, to taste
1 bottle Mumm Napa Brut Rosé, chilled
Fresh raspberries & lime wheels for garnish
Muddle lime wheels, raspberries, and sugar. Rest until sugar is dissolved. Strain using fine mesh strainer. Add 1 part compote & 5 parts Mumm Napa Brut Rosé to a glass. Garnish with additional raspberries & lime wheels.