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Marry me? We'll make cocktail magic

December 2, 2009 |  5:12 pm

BubblyBride Sometimes I get so excited about something I got in the mail that I have to rush back to my desk, put on my headphones, crank my favorite Sade CD and write about it. Which is what I'm doing this very minute as I gaze admiringly at a book titled "The Bubbly Bride: Your Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Guide" by Natalie Bovis-Nelsen.

People get married for many reasons. Because they're lonely, because they're madly in love, because their parents arranged it for them. Others get married because they like to party.

So, bachelors, I have to ask: Will you marry me so we can get to making these drinks?

I'm particularly worked up about the section titled "Getting Cozy With the In-Laws." I just love other people's parents and I find that you get to know them more quickly with a few drinks in you. Perhaps the Mother-In-Law Cosmo or the Prenup Punch with a pinch of cloves and an edible flower will do the trick.

Or we could just skip straight to the chapter titled "Happily Ever After." I love that one, I really do. We could mix up a Trousseau Tickler with Champagne and rhubarb bitters and just kind of giggle at each other until we fall asleep.

If the whole marriage thing works out for us, we can buy Bovis-Nelsen's other compelling work of faux-cocktail wizardry, "Preggatinis."

-- Jessica Gelt

Photo: Jessica Gelt