Fashion Week Cocktails
By Fabiana Santana
New York Fashion Week is officially in full swing and what better way to celebrate than with couture cocktails!
The Empire Hotel
Some may call the Empire Hotel Fashion Week’s unofficial headquarters. It’s located just steps away from Lincoln Center where all the shows are taking place and fashion brands like Victoria’s Secret, Spanx, Lia Sophia and others have all set up shop at the iconic hotel. And with couture cocktails created especially for the week long event, can you blame them? First up is the fan favorite Don’t Feed the Models. Made with Organic cucumber vodka and sweet mint, it’s a low cal cocktail, perfect for making sure you can zip up your dress for the after party. Craving Some Couture is another of the hotel’s creations. This is made with gin, Fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit & fresh Lemon.
And in honor of Moises De La Renta – who has designed a signature dress to be worn by the hotel’s Fashion Week Ambassadors – there is the Moises Fashion Fix. But to get that recipe, you have to head over to the lobby bar. And just in case you are having too much fun to actually make it over to Lincoln Center, a live feed of all the shows will be streaming at the hotel’s entrance.
Elle Style 360
You can visit elle.com to get a 360 degree look at the making of a fashion show and to check out the winner of the Fashion Forward Originals contest. But we can tell you what the VIPs will be drinking at the 360 after parties. Stoli Chocolat Razberi, of course. The spirit will be released for sale later this month, but attendees of the Sachika fashion show on September 13 will get first sip of Stoli’s decadent new spirit that combines the rich taste of chocolate with the fruity zing of raspberry. Mix it with peach nectar for their Choco Raz Nectar or with mango juice and seltzer for the Chocolate Raz Mango Fizz. For a true treat, mix it with pomegranate juice for the Chocolate Raz Pome Twist (recipe below).
You didn’t think the Donald would pass up an opportunity to fill his Trump SoHo lounge and rooftop with models, did you? Here, they are pouring Consider the Catwalk – a mix of pear vodka, lemon juice, cranberry juice and a splash of Champagne. Not sparkling wine, but Champagne. This is a Trump property, after all. The Sweet Velvet is another of the lounge’s specialties. This made with Zacapa rum, velvet falernum, grapefruit juice and a hint of lime juice. And since men have to drink too, the Bowtie (recipe below) is a classic bourbon daisy dressed up with blackberries and mint as garnish. As an added bonus, guests who check in with FourSquare get 15% off their order.
Created by Charlotte Voisey, Portfolio Ambassador, William Grant & Sons
2 parts Stoli Chocolat Razberi Vodka
1 parts Promegranate Juice
1 Squeeze of Lemon
Shake with ice and strain into martini glass . Garnish with lemon slice
(served at Trump SoHo)
2 parts Bourbon
1 part Simple Syrup
1/2 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
Combine bourbon, simple syrup and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with mint and blackberries.