Sip Stylishly with a Fashionable Cocktail

By  September 05, 2013

Jane Rocca has created 200 recipes of fabulous drinks for the fashion set for her book, The Fashionable Cocktail. Whether you consider yourself a sartorialist, bohemian or vintage lover, Rocca has something for you! And considering that the fashion set has taken over New York City in the form of Fashion Week, we think now it perfect time for one of these stylish sippers. The Fashionable Cocktail (with it’s gorgeous illustrations by artist Neryl Walker) makes it easy for you to unwind after a long day of shows under the tents and a stylish addition to your coffee table’s collection of tomes. Though the book won’t hit shelves until October. We have 5 of our favorite recipes to get you through the week below!

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Black Blazer

1 oz. Jamaican rum
½ oz. dark overproof rum
2 dashes of aromatic bitters
1/3 oz. dark chocolate liqueur
1/3 oz. white chocolate syrup
1 small square of plain chocolate
Lemon twist to garnish

Add ½ oz. boiling water to a 2 liter stainless steel pitcher. Add all the ingredients to a small glass. Place the glass inside the pitcher. Wait for the ingredients to heat up and the chocolate to melt. Discard the hot water from the pitcher and empty the contents of the glass into the pitcher. Carefully ignite the liquid with a lighter. Slowly swirl the contents back and forth from the sides of the pitcher. Do this 10 times. Carefully pour the fiery contents into a preheated old-fashioned glass. Cover with the bottom of the pitcher to extinguish the flames. Wash the hot pitcher in water immediately. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Perfect Lady

1 egg white
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. apricot liqueur
1 1/2 oz. gin

Dry-shake all the ingredients, without ice, to emulsify, then shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a large coupette glass.

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Black Caviar

1 oz. Belvedere vodka
1 oz. Patrón XO Cafe
1 oz. fresh espresso coffee
1/3 oz. agave nectar
Clover leaf to garnish

Shake all the ingredients with ice then double-strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a clover leaf.

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Bund Glam

6 strawberries, plus 1 extra to garnish
2 fl oz vodka
1 fl oz sugar syrup
Club soda
Strawberry to garnish

Muddle the 6 strawberries then add all the other ingredients, except the soda water. Pour into a highball glass with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with the extra strawberry.

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Pink Sling

1½ oz. Belvedere Pink
Grapefruit vodka
2 oz. cranberry juice
Club soda
2 lime wedges to garnish

Build the ingredients with ice in a highball glass and top with soda water. Garnish with wedges of lime.