This dress! The color was so good that I had to give it a try even though it’s not something that I would have normally gone for. There’s no way I was going to be able to pull off a fully buttoned collar (I realize this sounds crazy and I should probably talk to someone about it), and I hate handkerchief hems lines. The fact is this Dress, from Solace London, is so beautiful in all of its asymmetrical and buttoned up glory, and no one was more surprised than me by how much I loved it. I guess what I’m trying to say is…people change, man.
On to the cocktail, the Elder Fashioned from Difford’s Guide, is a twist on the perennial classic. Much like this beautiful dress, buttoned up on top, free flowing on bottom, it's the epitome of class and style. This riff on an Old Fashioned reminds me of spring with its floral notes, and is the perfect way to ease into warmer weather, or for the uninitiated, drinking bourbon based cocktails.
Elder Fashioned (slightly modified from Difford’s Guide)
2 oz. bourbon whiskey
1/2 oz. St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
1/4 oz. rich simple syrup
2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
** glassware gifted by JoyJolt
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.