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Sweet Seersucker

Written by Patti on June 9th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Everyone in the south knows the only fabric that will keep you looking cool and fresh in this terrible heat is seersucker. It looks wonderful on both men and women and the season for it is now.

What else would you wear to that garden party with your precious hat?

Senate Seersucker Thursday, annually commemorates when your United States Senator trades in their heavy suit for a more breathable alternative. Trent Lott, Mississippi’s U.S. Senator, revived Seersucker Day in 1996 as a deep-rooted southern tradition and a welcomed return to the Senate’s sartorial tradition. Every June, the Senate picks a day to encourage all U.S. senators to wear the time-honored fabric, reminding them of a season of renewal and rejoice. Today, Senators agree on just one thing: sporting seersucker makes a classic fashion statement in the spirit of unity.

Senators on Seersucker Thursday.

And I just love this article in Esquire on how you men can care for your seersucker suit and how to get those pesky stains out when eating our very famous southern food.

Inspired by this summer staple, top New York mixologist Brian Miller has created the one-of-a-kind Flor de Caña rum cocktail simply called The Seersucker. With a nod to a favorite picnic treat, tangy lemonade, this cocktail is made with zesty cinnamon bark syrup and refreshing lemon juice, served over crushed ice for an invigorating jolt of fashionable fervor. The heat from the cinnamon bark and the sweetness from strawberry create a sublime flavor explosion.

Flor de Caña’s Seersucker libation is poised to become as timeless as the fabric itself this summer season.

So whip up a pitcher of these scrumptious beauties, don your darlingest seersucker and invite your besties over for an afternoon on the porch swing, watching the world go by.

Doesn’t that sound lovely?

2 oz Flor de Caña white rum
1/2 oz cinnamon bark syrup**
1 oz lemon juice
1 1/2 strawberry

Muddle one strawberry, shake ingredients with three ice cubes and strain into a pilsner glass with crushed ice. Garnish with ½ strawberry.

**Cinnamon bark syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
Mix water, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan and heat on high until sugar dissolves, then simmer for 5 minutes. Discard cinnamon sticks, cool and bottle.

Isn't that lovely?

It’s almost the weekend my Sweeties! Go grab some Flor de Cana rum and get to mixing!

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Nat King Cole – In The Good Old Summertime


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