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Kristin Booker • August 29, 2011

Stylish Destinations: The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cocktail Menu At The Empire Hotel Lobby Bar

Empire Hotel Lobby Bar

As we prepare to head back to the tents for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, there are a few things you can expect. One is that we’re going to spend eight days straight usually eating nothing larger than your thumb and the second is that you’ll need a break every once in a while to sit back and relax. The later can be solved at the fashionista’s home away from home, the Empire Hotel. Directly across the street from Lincoln Center (and the site of Chuck Bass’ “Hotel Empire” on Gossip Girl, just so you know,) this uber-stylish hotel with its impeccable service and retro stylish decor is a favorite New York spot during and outside of Fashion Week. Head to the Empire Hotel Lobby Bar and you’ll see quite a few of fashion’s most fabulous, taking the edge off the marathon of shows and backstage appointments.

In honor of the one-year anniversary of Fashion Week at its Lincoln Center home, the hotel has planned something extra special. The hotel’s “Fashion Week Ambassadors will wear a custom designed dress created by Moises de la Renta (son of famed designer Oscar, yes, of the same name) and the custom cocktail menu will center around Fashion Week and its many fun themes. Want to get your drink on off the catwalk? Here’s what they’ll be serving:



  • 2 oz. Don Q Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • .75 oz. Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz. Turbinado Syrup
  • Marachino Cherry and Lemon Peel Garnish


Couture on the Catwalk

Couture on the Catwalk

  • 1.5 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • .75 oz. LimeJuice
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz. Crème de Mure
  • Topped with Prosecco
  • Garnish with 6-8 Blueberries

Moises' Fashion Fix

Moises’ Fashion Fix

  • 2 oz. Bacrdi Superior Rum
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • .5 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • .25 oz. Marachino Liqueur
  • .25 oz. Simple Syrup
  • Garnish with Sugar Cane Stick

Make It Work

Make It Work

  • 1 oz. Corzo Blanco Tequila
  • .5 oz. Canton Ginger Liqueur
  • .5 oz. Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz. Agave Syrup
  • 1 oz. White Wine
  • Garnish with Lime Wheel and Crystallized Ginger

Lincoln Center Luster

Lincoln Center Luster

  • 1 oz. Remy Martin Cognac
  • .5 oz. Sugar
  • .5 oz. Lemon
  • 2.5 oz. Champagne
  • Lemon Peel Garnish

Thanks, It's Vintage

Thanks, It’s Vintage

  • 2 oz. Templeton Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • .25 oz. Pomegranate Molasses
  • 2 Dashes Cherry Bitters
  • Bourbon Soaked Apple Slices

Don't Feed The Models

Don’t Feed The Models

  • 2 oz. Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka
  • .75 oz. Fresh Lime
  • .75 oz. Simple Syrup
  • .5 oz. Cucumber Juice
  • Fresh Mint

Front Row Fashionista

Front Row Fashionista

  • 2 oz. Cabana Cachaca
  • 1 oz. Passion Fruit Puree
  • 1 oz. Velvet Falernum

Each drink will retail for $15 and will be served throughout the month of September exclusively at the Empire Hotel Lobby Bar. Come and join us for a drink. You never know who you’ll see there. If you’re watching the coverage here on FSB, feel free to whip one of these up at home and enjoy the coverage.


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