Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wild Wednesday: Fendi Monster Booties & A Sarsaparilla Old Fashioned

It's Scary out There

It's official. Winter has arrived. Considering the fact that a few days ago it was pretty warm outside, Jack Frost seems like a new kind of monster. We're friends with the monsters though, right? Well, even if you don't like the ones under your bed or that brutal one called winter wind, this Monster Bootie by Fendi will likely win you over. Fox fur trim at the ankle provides whimsy and warmth, and they eyes add to the fun. The sculptural open heel gives it a modern feel. Worn right, this bootie says your style is untamed, you know how to have fun and you don't mind attracting an extra eye or two. (Pun slightly intended.)


The bite of winter's wind is soothed by a sip of whiskey. Rye whiskey, with it's frontier-sy feel, fits right in with our wild theme today, and if sipping it straight isn't your thing, you'll want a cocktail containing the flavorful spirit. Try a Sarsaparilla Old Fashioned made with Knob Creek Rye at happy hour. While bourbon and scotch have a refined connotation, ordering rye at a bar gives you a little extra edge. Sarsaparilla was popular among cowboys in the old west, so having it in your cocktail contributes to your rabblerouser image.



Sarsaparilla Old Fashioned
Recipe by Eddie Eakin |Dallas, TX

Ingredients:
- 2 parts Knob Creek® Rye
- 1/4 part Honey Syrup (1:1 honey and water)
- 1/2 part Root Beer Liqueur 
- 2 dashes Sarsaparilla Dry Bitters
- 1 dash Vanilla Bitters

Method:
1. Combine Knob Creek® Rye, Honey Syrup, Root Beer Liqueur, Sarsaparilla Dry Bitters and Vanilla Bitters in a mixing glass.
2. Add cracked ice and stir for 40 revolutions. 
3. Strain over ice in a rocks glass. 
4. Garnish with 1 whole star anise pod and a brandied cherry.

Outfit Idea 

Go for high-low in:
Fendi Monster Booties: available at NeimanMarcus.com
Annalise Cropped Sweater: available at candela.com
Jacquard Pencil Skirt: available at zara.com
Gattinoni Planetarium Crossbody Bag: available at Forzieri.com

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