3 Dapper Cocktails + Shoes for Every Soiree This Season

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.

Mellina White Cusack

Mellina White Cusack is a marketing and advertising professional living in Seattle, WA. After graduating from Florida International University, she headed for the west coast to saturate herself in Northwest queer culture. She has an equal passion for fashion and the slow food movement. When she's not running the daily rat race, she is mixing, stirring, roasting, frying and styling anything she can get her hands on.

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