Thursday, September 5, 2013

Editors Celebrate Fashion Week: Drink and Cocktail Ideas

Some specially crafted cocktail party ideas just in time for Fashion Week 2013!
Fashion Week, NYC Going to fashion shows, meeting with retailers and interacting with PR people are all part of an editor's day. Multiply that times TEN during Fashion Week which kicks off in NYC today!  This is the time of year that I like to do loft parties and late evening get-togethers with my editor colleagues (shout out goes to Madam Editor of & Magda my super assistant!), photographers and technical people whom I rely on all year.

Entertaining Thoughts
Fashion Shows are known for their high-powered music...and that's just on the runway. After parties are even more crazy. Rather than hire a DJ, I have a Karaoke Machine that docks my iPod for endless song selections. This is being done at a lot of store events too. The tower speakers are amazing for sound quality and with two microphones, everyone gets a chance to step up to the mic and belt one out. Easy to read lyrics appear on a full color 7" screen. This is so much fun!

My Singing Machine Karaoke System with be rocking my Fashion Week Parties!
Cocktails Anyone?
You can go the Skinny Girl Cocktail route but I prefer to craft my own drinks and keep the alcohol light. Always have some hot or cold hor dourves available buffet style so your guests can have something to eat with their drinks. You don't want the other editors waking up the next day with a headache! Here are some special drink recipes just for NYC's Fashion Week!

To go with your cocktails: Delicious Pears, Cheeses, Crackers and Salami fresh from Harry & David Orchards

Fashion Week Cocktails!


Intense and long-lasting. That’s the inspiration for this sparkling later afternoon highball.

1 part vanilla vodka

1 part Drambuie

Polar® Orange Vanilla Seltzer, and lots of it

Lemon peel, garnish (because it’s easy, otherwise use orange peel)

Build the drink in a highball glass, by pouring vodka and Drambuie over crushed ice. Top generously with Polar® Seltzer and stir gently, taking care to not bruise the bubbles.



Anyone who spends half their time on an airplane searching for the newest designs always looks forward to the comforts of home. In this case it is a sparkling version of a “whiskey sour”.

2 oz quality American Bourbon (Whiskey)

1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice

Egg white

Polar® Vanilla Seltzer

(if you need to sweeten it add a teaspoon of agave)

Vigorously shake the whiskey, lemon juice and egg white in a shaker. Once there is a bit of froth pour over ice in a double old-fashioned glass. Top generously with Polar® Seltzer.


Every young American designer needs a sparkling European patron. A perfect combination of old world and new.

2 parts Campari

1 part quality Gin

Polar® Orange Vanilla Seltzer

Splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Begin by chilling Campari, the gin and the lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into glasses, and then top generously with Polar Seltzer.


This ultra “skinny” cocktail gets the job done.

2 oz quality lemon vodka

Polar® Lemon Seltzer

Lemon peel, to rim glass and garnish


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