Editor’s note: Bar Boi is a regular series on dapperQ created by our Seattle-based contributor, Mellina White Cusack. Bar Boi is a monthly piece that pairs a seasonal dapper outfit with a spirited cocktail to match. This month, Cusack is pairing three dapper cocktails with three dapper shoes to get you swag and swell for any occasion. Salud!
The Black Tie Gala + Vieux Carre
Tie up some Hugo Boss Veros Oxfords , add a splash of cuff links and sip on this New Orleans Classic.
1 Oz Rye + 1 Oz Cognac + 1 Oz Sweet Vermouth + bar spoon Benedictine with 2 dashes each of Peychaud and Angostura bitters.
Stir with ice in a mixing glass and strain into an old fashioned glass with garnish
The House Party + Champagne Cocktail
Bring on the bling with the timeless Puma Roma, the TomboyX FlexFit Hat and wash it down with bubbles. Lots of bubbles.
Soak a sugar cube in 2 dashes of Angostura bitters in a champagne flute. Top with Champagne.
The Christmas Ski Lodge + Mulled Wine
Keep warm and cozy in Cole Haan Brogues and a mug full of spiced vino.
Fill a pot with 2 bottles wine bottles (we love Syrah from Kerloo Cellars), 32 Oz fresh apple cider, 8 Oz brandy, 4 Oz honey and whole spices: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, etc.
Simmer for 15 minutes, strain and serve in big mugs. Sit, sip and repeat.