The Perfect Cocktail to Kiss Summer Goodbye


As the last few precious weeks of summer wind down, we're soaking up as much beach time, al fresco brunching and backyard barbecuing that we can muster. The cocktail that we featured in our Love Inc. V4 Mid-Century Modern Love inspiration spread (page 24), concocted by Purslane Catering, was like summer in a glass (a very cute geometric tumbler glass). Labeled as an Amarillo Brillante, this tipple is a twist on a tequila gimlet, updated with fresh pineapple juice in place of simple syrup, and bitters for a bright, complex, and refreshing drink. Not a fan of the smokey, full flavor of tequila? This drink can easily be made with gin, vodka or light rum. 

Amarillo Brillante

2 parts tequila
1 part pineapple juice
1 part lime
Dash of Angostura bitters

Served in a rocks glass and garnished with a pineapple leaf

Credits: Recipe by Rucola Restaurant; cocktails by Purslane Catering; photography by Mikkel Paige; planning and design by Color Pop Events; florals by Sachi Rose Design; stationery by Madranas

brittny-drye-love-incBrittny Drye is the founder and editor-in-chief of Love Inc. magazine. A fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, she launched in 2013 as a way to to celebrate both straight and same-sex love, equally. She lives in New York City with her fiancé and their cat, Scout.

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Brittny Drye
As a lover of all things wedding and a fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, I decided to marry my two passions and create a resource where all couples can be equally represented. Armed with seven years in both print and online lifestyle journalism, I dove headfirst into this passion project in 2013 and Love Inc. was born. I’m inspired every day by the couples that grace our pages, from the can’t-live-without-you grasps to the gentle sweeping away of a happy tear, the love that they so clearly have for each other is intoxicating, and drives me to create the best product possible … while enjoying every second of it.