As Lovelyish writer Alexis described at length yesterday in her wonderfully informative post, it was the anniversary of the Little Black Dress! So what might be a super fun way to celebrate that? (Albeit a little late!)
Why, dressing up and drinking LBD booze, naturally!
I love dressing up with my friends, even if there’s not a huge occasion besides “I like you guys, you’re awesome, let’s eat and drink and be merry/watch Girls.” Many folks have got their own favorite little black dress that they consider their “go-to” for formal or semi-formal things. Mine is from UO, it’s the Staring at Stars one-shoulder chiffon dress and I recommended the white one here. I love it because it’s classic while still being a bit weird and I can pair it with tights, bare legs, heels, flats, hair up or down or in curls and a headband, a big fake fur coat… whatever. It’s my favorite party/Vegas/whatever dress. And before you make fun of me, I know I’m doing that awkward “COLLEGE GIRL GOING OUT AND TRYING TO MAKE HER ARM SEEM SKINNIER” pose. I know. And it’s silly:
So, if you’re in the mood for a drink to make you feel a bit warm and fuzzy on this chilly (well, in NY, at least) fall day, check out LBD alcohol.
I’ve only had LBD wine and, despite my usual bias against red wine, I love their tasty merlot which is great for any dish involving red meat or even seitan. But if you’re a white devotee, check out their whites, as well and let me know how they are. I’m always a fan of inexpensive wines with cute bottles and good flavor, so these work pretty well for me.
However, since I’m not a typical wine-drinker, I was pretty stoked when I literally just found out that there is such a thing as LBD vodka. I’m a huge fan of Boomerang (so cheap and not gross, try it if you have a Trader Joe’s near you), Skyy, Stolichnaya and Grey Goose. The friend who told me about the LBD vodka earlier is also a fan of those, so I trust her opinion on it; plus, apparently it’s cheap. LBD vodka comes in blueberry pomegranate, black cherry vanilla and pineapple honey, but from my experience… anything involving flavored vodka is just plain gross (with the exception of mixing Whipped Pinnacle and orange slushies to make creamsicle booze). Over the summer, I tried cookie dough flavored vodka during a camping trip and, although I’m a firm believer in not wasting food nor alcohol nor money, we ended up tossing it because it was just too weird.
A great cocktail to make for the season using this, or any other, kind of vodka? An apple, cranberry and vodka cocktail!
1. Put the apple juice, cranberry juice and vodka into a blender and blend until pink and frothy.
2. Pour the mixture into a serving container, then top with the gingerale and ice.
3. Serve each cocktail in a glass. I would garnish them with thin apple slices or berries, but try whatever you like aesthetically the most!
You can make this drink without alcohol so if you’re under 21 or booze just isn’t for you, skip the sauce and just use the juice. IF you want an added “kick” without any alcohol, put a dash of lime in there. I personally love egg nog and apple cider, but hate how they taste when they’re alcoholic so I always just make my own and bring it to Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. parties.