A quick recap... here are the mixing instruction for the
NANTUCKET RED by Yours Truly
In a shaker half filled with ice
2 oz of your favorite vodka
2 oz of cranberry-pomegranate juice
1 oz of orange juice (not from concentrate)
Squeeze of a wedge of lime
Shake and pour into a nice crystal beverage glass or martini glass and garnish with as slice/wedge of lime.
Note: This beverage is nice but a tad tart – some folks probably like it that way. You might consider adding ½ oz. of simple syrup to take the bite off.
2 cups of water
2 cups of sugar
Heat to a boil and all sugar granules are dissolved and then let it cool. I was making mojitos a couple of weeks ago and that recipe said to put a bunch of mint in the syrup just as it came off the stove. Simple Syrup keeps in the refrigerator forever.
Here's the result
Now to take this a bit further --- I stole this photo from The Elegantologist last year when he posted a bit on his blog about adding pop to your daily attire. Here's his photo (which I have protect with life and limb)
"The E" does this quite well with an odd blue three-button sports jacket, blue (patterned, I think) shirt, blue knit tie, and a great pink pocket square.
I liked this composition very much which is why I held onto it hoping to put together the same kit. The Elegantologist and Maxminimus are the two gentlemen I go to for what I call "putting it all together". They seem to have a knack for it and it registers with me as good taste and like I said - it's good composition.
So, here's what I came up with:
Mine is a blue Stanley Blacker blazer, blue check RL Blaine bd shirt, navy knit Club Room tie, Daniel Cremieux grossgrain belt, Cole Haan tassle slip ons. I have a light cashmere jacket, but it's so freakin' hot here it would have been miserable just taking a few snaps.
With out the jacket:
Check out Mountain and Sackett - ties made in New York since 1957.