Friday, October 25, 2013

For the final installment of Friday Frocktails, Natalie of The Soho blog has mixed up a delicious sage and pear cocktail that may just be our favorite happy hour libation yet! Every week this month Natalie has been using our Frocktober dresses to create a cocktail, taking inspiration from the palette and style of the dress. So we wondered, what would a chic midi-length frock with a classic polka dot pattern in sweet cream and green inspire? And here it is – an irresistible combination of an aromatic herb, the crisp fall sweetness of pear, and the effervescent loveliness of a splash of bubbly!

For my final frocktail this month, I came up with a sage and pear sipper to go along with this darling green dress. The flavors are subtle and earthy and would make a perfect addition to a fall brunch ... as would the dress.

2 1/2 oz. pear juice
4 sage leaves
3 oz. Prosecco or Champagne

Add pear juice to a cocktail shaker along with 3 torn sage leaves. Add 1/2 a cup of ice and shake until the outside is frosty. Pour the liquid through a strainer into your glass and top with Prosecco or Champagne, approximately 3 ounces. Garnish with a sage leaf.

-- Natalie, The Soho

A huge thank you to Natalie for hosting this delicious cocktails series for us, you have been every inch the charming Southern hostess, and these recipes have inspired us to creatively shake up our cocktail routine! Natalie is not only a stylish mixologist, but a fantastic lifestyle blogger, so be sure to follow along on her blog for her adventures and lifestyle inspiration. Lastly, in preparation for a season of holiday parties, we recommend finding a gorgeous frock for every occasion, keeping in mind that a cocktail shaker is as essential an accessory as a statement necklace, and that nothing says dinner party ready like a perfectly styled and stocked bar cart.