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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ask the MB: Black with Brown

Ask the MB: Black with Brown
Q: After long debate and no conclusive answer, my friends and I decided to ask the MB gods for the final say. Black and brown together?
--Christopher


A: Brown shirt and black pants? Only if you're a UPS driver who moonlights as a member of the New Zealand All Blacks, and your shorts are in the wash.

Black shirt and brown pants? Only if you're a UPS driver who moonlights as a member of the New Zealand All Blacks, but vice versa.

Black suit with brown shoes? A black suit is useful only for weddings and funerals, and then should be paired with black shoes.

Brown suit with black shoes? Now we're getting somewhere. Though make sure the combo is appropriate by consulting the black shoes-brown pants chart.

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Bourbon Manhattan

  • 3 oz bourbon
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth, preferably Dolin
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Stir over ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a Luxardo maraschino cherry.


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