This Fellow + Keiko Lynn x Express #OneHotDate










Outfit Details (shop both of our looks, below the post):

Billy Reid shirt
Topman jeans
UGG San Pietro boots
Chronograph watch gift set c/o Express

While Keiko has been busy with New York Fashion Week, I’ve been making Valentine’s Day plans. Since our schedules can be a little hectic, we spend our coinciding free time with one another, and are usually pretty low key with our date nights. This year, I planned a special dinner with my favorite girl, and then we’ll be taking a family trip at the end of the month! What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

See more #OneHotDate stories and photographs, on Express, and share your own by tagging #OneHotDate on instagram and twitter.

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- Bobby

St-Germain Cocktail Recipe and The Jazz Age

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Outfit Details:
Shirt: Everlane
Pants: J Crew
Shoes: Penguin
Socks: J Crew
Suspenders: Trafalgar
Hat: Goorin Bros.
Bow Tie: Kiel James Patrick

When St-Germain approached me to create a cocktail inspired by the Jazz Age Lawn Party, I was so excited.  This event is easily my favorite to-do of the year, so I found it a challenge worth taking.  When thinking about the delicate nature of St-Germain and the wild-eyed passion of the twenties, it was a natural pairing for me to merge the two together.  The twenties and thirties were still very important times for absinthe, and were seen as tools for the artistic savants. I kept it simple with absinthe and St-Germain, and a touch of grenadine to lightly sweeten the drink. I wanted to make a drink that could be easily replicated at home, and would let St-Germain shine. You don’t need a million ingredients to make a great cocktail.

While I was at the Jazz Age Lawn Party, I realized how perfect the combination was, too.  The soft, composed outfits that were worn by everybody there, mixed with the energy and drive from Michael Arenella and The Dreamland Orchestra; it felt very fitting. I snapped a couple shots of some of my favorite outfits there - which was a difficult thing to narrow down, because of how great everybody looked!

Make this drink when in need of whimsy, mixed with a bit of elegance.  Grab your boater hat or your parasol and enjoy the authenticity that St-Germain delivers. 

St-Germain Absinthe Frappé

Ingredients:

1/4 oz Grenadine

3/4 oz St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur 

1 oz Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe

Crushed Ice

(Brandied Cherries for garnish)

Tools:

Boston Mixing Tins/Mixing Glass

Wine Glass

Directions:

Build your ingredients in your mixing tin, fill half of the mixing tin with crushed ice and lock it together.

Shake/Whip the drink together until the mixture is loose (about 30 seconds), as you want to introduce enough dilution to balance the absinthe.  

Tumble the entire contents into a wine glass and top with additional crushed ice.  

Add a straw and a brandied cherry, for garnish. 

You can find more photographs on Keiko’s blog and more St-Germain cocktail recipes on the St-Germain facebook page!

Best,
Bobby 

Ready Is, All Night

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Outfit Details:
Shirt: H&M
Suspenders: Vintage Brooks Brothers
Pants: Zara
Tie Bar: Vintage
Tie: Thrifted
Fragrance: BOSS BOTTLED. NIGHT. 

As a bartender, it’s important to understand the chemistry of what you’re doing; being certain not to over-dilute the drink, not to shake too long, or improperly measure your ingredients.  The science and the history behind what goes on with making great drinks is what fascinates me, outside of the social aspect.  But playing the part means you have to do it well, so dressing up and smelling like a gentleman is important.  HUGO BOSS approached Keiko and me about testing out their new fragrance line for men, by showing how one could be ready using their day and night scents.  Being behind the bar, you’re moving a lot, shaking and getting pretty close to your guests.  BOSS BOTTLED. NIGHT. is great for that.  It has a strong, masculine scent that doesn’t overwhelm the palate, but will most certainly no go unnoticed with the crowd.

Share what #readyis on Twitter or on the Hugo Boss website, so I can find out what your thoughts are!

Best,
Bobby 

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