Here we are chugging along through June and nearing the summer solstice. Up here in Northern California we normally experience some June gloom, but this week we were hit with a rain storm, which is totally unseasonal, and actually awesome. Summer rains are pretty common on the east coast and almost daily in Hawaii so it was the perfect way to spend Worlds Ocean Day with a nice dousing on the Pacific. What the rain stirred up in us, however, is the need for a warming drink and some tunes to ease us into the weekend. Our song pick this week is the theme song from the Netflix Original series Narcos. Tuyo, by Rodrigo Amarente, is, in our opinion, the best part of that series. Equal parts mellow as it is dance worthy, this song can be listened to on repeat as you sip the drink selection this week, the Rosita.
The Rosita is a Mezcal based drink, which is the smokier and cleaner cousin to tequila. It bridges the weeks between wintery cocktail complexity and the citrusy, vegetal notes of warm weather tequila.
The Rosita Recipe
1.5 oz. mezcal
.5 oz. sweet vermouth
.5 oz. dry vermouth
.5 oz. Campari
1 dash Angostura bitters
Stir over ice, and strain into an old fashioned glass. Wipe the rim of the glass with lemon or grapefruit twist.
The Carve dress we are sharing with you this Friday is called the Jaylen. We took all of our favorite features and put them into this dress. A built-in shelf bra for support, criss-cross back straps and an empire waist for flair, and a side seam zippered stash pocket (because sometimes a girl needs a pocket). Oh, and it’s breathable and wicking, because we know you’re not wearing it to sit still all day. The print is a tropical palm print with coral, turquoise and black, and it also comes in solid black. This is the dress you'll be wearing as you move around all day long, and still need to look—and feel great—while enjoying the Rosita with your friends and family late into the summer evening.
Enjoy our weekly picks; and most of all, enjoy your weekend!