Gentlemen, it's time to suit up. While you have many options of what to wear to look your best on the dance floor, here are a few choices to make you look your best at the bar during your summer soiree.
(Gin, Vermouth, Olives)
Pairs well with: The Tuxedo
The quintessential cocktail. Bond orders his with Vodka, but you will not, because you revere tradition, because the taste of gin has far more depth than that of vodka and because nothing looks better with the crisp lines of a good tuxedo than a martini in the hands of a true cocktail man.
Pairs well with: Vests, Five O'Clock Shadow
Served neat or on the rocks, it never fails to exude Marlboro Man demeanor, without the saddle sores and lung disease. Also, it tastes great.
(Bourbon, Bitters, Sugar)
Pairs well with: Suspenders, Fedoras
This drink hearkens back to a simpler time and a classier crowd. A splash of bitters and a little sugar cools that liquid fire into something smoky, rich, and delicious.
(Gin, Simple Syrup, Lemon, Soda)
Pairs well with: Pastel Colors, Pocket Squares
A refreshing, summery drink that probably would have been the libation of choice at one of Gatsby’s parties. Drink up, Old Sport!
(Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters)
Pairs well with: The cigar tucked inside your jacket's pocket
Served up or (preferably) on the rocks, the Manhattan has a heavy alcohol content that perfectly accompanies good jazz, a smoky room and the girl you've been eyeing from across the room.