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Happy Hour: Welcome Fall

Boy, did the weather get chilly quick.  One minute, I’m wiping sweat from my brow in the 90 degree heat and the next, I’m bundling up against a frigid wind.  And what says, “I’m desperate to stay warm, but want to look chic,” like camel? 

Calvin Klein Collingwood Dress (ShopBop, $2,395)

And since it’s Fall, we might as well embrace one of the season’s classic flavors: Apple. 

My favorite apple flavored beverage is sparkling cider, but a close second is Calvados Brandy which tastes like Fall in a glass.  If you haven’t tried it, you need to.

The Normandy

From Xavier Herit at Daniel


9 fresh cranberries
2 thin slices green apple
1 teaspoon packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1⁄4 cup good-quality Calvados
Ice cubes


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 6 cranberries, 1 apple slice, the brown sugar and lemon juice.
  2. Add the simple syrup, Calvados and a few ice cubes. Cover, shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with the remaining apple slice and 3 cranberries.

Serves 1.


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  1. CN says:

    That dress is AMAZING!!! Will also have to try that drink this weekend!

    September 10, 2010/Reply
  2. drollgirl says:

    that dress is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 10, 2010/Reply
  3. lulu says:

    I actually gasped when I saw the dress.

    and again when i saw the price…

    September 10, 2010/Reply
  4. The Slapdash Sewist says:

    LOVE the dress–thank you for bringing it to my attention.

    September 10, 2010/Reply
  5. NMRascal says:

    Aahhh, if only my dresswear needs did not exceed my salary…

    However, I will use that drink recipie to ease my pain over not being able to afford that dress.

    September 10, 2010/Reply