fridays with oscar is short and sweet today. the holidays have arrived, and i know everyone is gearing up for the big feast next week. do i have any easy peasy cocktail and appetizer on deck today? it’s perfect for the holidays and can be thrown together in minutes. what’s better on a cold wintry evening than a dirty gin martini and shrimp cocktail?
fridays are always about casual ease, so i’ve thrown together a casual chic outfit that’s sure to please. and it’s the perfect outfit all through the holidays when you want an elevated look that’s comfortable.
it’s no secret i’m a big fan of joggers. green joggers for summer. black any time of year. this pair from Ralph Lauren (old, similar here and here) is silk for an elevated look. but i also have black leather joggers on hand and love to wear them all winter long. what’s better than a classic color combo of black and white? that’s right! it’s an easy choice that never fails to look elegant and chic. a fringe cardigan sweater from J.Crew (sold out, similar here, here, and here) and crewneck look fantastic with the black joggers. add a pair of cap-toe ballet flats (limited sizes, similar here), and this ootd is in the books.
dirty gin martini and shrimp cocktail
a dirty gin martini is a classic cocktail. a simple gold necklace is a classic jewelry essential. the classics come in all shapes, forms, and varieties that stand the test of time.
Dirty Gin Martini
- 2.5 ounces gin
- .5 ounce dry vermouth
- .5 ounce olive bring
- garnish: 1 to 3 olives
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice pour the gin, vermouth, and olive brine. Stir or shake for 30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with olives.
shrimp cocktail is the perfect appetizer with a dirty gin martini. individual servings are easy to make ahead of your guests’ arrival. simple add cocktail sauce to a glass, then garnish with cold cooked shrimp.
pax stopped by for a little friday fun. photos? what photos? today, oscar could care less about his weekly gig.
oscar, pax and i wish you a lovely weekend!