It’s back, after a brief crisis of indecision, cocktails and clothes is returning to the blog. While, I admit the purpose of these posts in regards to you dear reader is a bit unclear, I really love styling and shooting these photos, and so I will continue. Hopefully you will agree that I’m getting better at this…
This week is a study in pink, a monochromatic theme that I hope you will enjoy, I certainly did. Instead of an outfit I wanted to share one of my Christmas presents. A washable silk robe from Lunya. If you haven’t heard of them they make the most amazing sleep and lounge wear. I want everything. I love them, because as well as being incredibly beautiful and comfortable, all of their products are so thoughtfully designed. For example, this robe in addition to being machine washable (it’s true! I’ve done it) has an ingenious internal magnetic clasp, no more fiddly little ties. It also has elastic cuffs, so you don’t get your selves wet when you are washing your face, and the belt can’t fall off. Oh yeah, and it has pockets!
Let’s talk about the cocktail, that’s maybe why you’re here? I was obviously looking for something pink, and in a strange mood, so when I found this random spec for something called the Queen’s Ruby in The Ultimate Bartenders Guide I was intrigued. What sealed the deal was that this cocktail doesn't exist on the internet, I should have taken it as a sign. It’s not good. Despite Fred DuBose, author of The Ultimate Bartenders Guide, claims that this was served at a Four Seasons, it's flat and overly sweet, and I don’t recommend it. But, I am dying to try and perk it up a bit, so expect a re-shake in the near future.
Queen’s Ruby (The Ultimate Bartender’s Guide)
2 oz. Highclere Castle London Dry Gin
1/2 oz. Cherry Heering
1 tsp. Sweet vermouth
Combine in a mixing glass with ice and stir till chilled. Strain into a glass.