Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Sip: Muddy Hymnal
The Sound: Iron and Wine, The Creek Drank the Cradle
Muddle a few cherries in the bottom of your shaker (I used morello cherries from a jar). Add 1 oz bourbon, 2 oz red wine (any kind you like), a spoonful of fig jam and a dash of bitters. Shake well with ice and pour over a mesh strainer into your glass.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Sandals: Sam Edelman
Monday, May 18, 2015
Jacket: Courtesy of H&M
Hoodie: Old Navy
Boots: Swedish Hasbeens
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Sip: Smoky Dog
The Sound: Moondog, Moondog
Rim your glass with a combination of sugar, salt and cayenne. Rinse the glass with liquid smoke (swish it around and then dump it out). Add 1.5 oz tequila, 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice (about half a grapefruit), .5 oz simple syrup, and the juice of half a lime. Add ice, stir and enjoy!
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Sip: Islands
The Sound: The xx, xx
This delightfully sweet tropical drink was inspired by the track "Islands" from the amazing debut record of the xx. ♪If you like pina coladas...♪ ...you'll like this drink. Ha!
Shake the following with ice: 1.5 oz white rum, 2 oz caramelized pineapple puree*, 1 oz unsweetened coconut milk and the juice of half a lime. Pour over ice, top with soda water and stir.
*I didn't really measure when I made the puree (oops!), but I basically cut up half a fresh pineapple into small chunks and cooked them up in a frying pan with a bit of butter (tablespoon?), sugar and water (a couple tablespoons of each?) until they started to caramelize. Then I pureed it in a food processor.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
I recently got gussied up in a new dress and shoes for a downtown outing. Because I don't dress up often these days, it felt great to strut around like a lady on a mission. Oh, and I swear my hair was freshly washed (a rarity actually), but of course some rain gave it a nice greasy sheen before snapping these pics. Curse you, Portland!
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens (Note: the link is for a slightly newer model than the ones I'm wearing)
Jacket: Sam Edelman
Necklace: Courtesy of Julie Vos