If you are one of the millions eagerly anticipating the season 2 premier of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire on September 25, 2011, why not make an occasion of it by gathering all your fellow Boardwalkers together and making a 1920’s Templeton Rye-inspired cocktail party out of it?
Make it an even more memorable event by suggesting everyone come in dress inspired by the 1920’s; if nothing more than accessories such as jewelry, shoes, bags or hats. Find ideas for lookalikes or vintage searches at the links below.
presented by: TEMPLETON RYE
It’s a party and time to decide what the signature cocktails will be. Wait, it’s a Boardwalk Empire party. No one has any hooch? Unless you’re having drinks with Nucky, and we all know his favorite spirit was rye. Not just any rye… Templeton Rye, brought across state lines all the way from Templeton, Iowa. Lucky for you, Templeton Rye, a.k.a. “The Good Stuff,” is being produced today and ready to shake with ice for the most sophisticated cocktails, party time or anytime. And like Al Capone, you need to know where to find it.
Hello, Holy Rollers!
Creator: Joshua Pearson, Head Bartender at Sepia
2 oz. Templeton Rye
¾ oz. Barolo Chinato
¾ oz. Dry White Port
½ oz. Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake ingredients in cocktail shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a
The Templeton Typewriter
Creator: Kris Von Dopek, Libations Program Manager at Duchamp Libations
2 oz. Templeton Rye
1 oz. Tawny Port
½ oz. Real Maple Syrup
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Build in a mixing glass and stir, strain over ice in an old fashioned glass.
Creator: Eric Hay, Wirtz Beverage Illinois
1 and ½ oz. Templeton Rye
1 oz. Cherry Herring Liqueur
½ oz. Luxardo Bitter Liqueur or Campari
¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
¼oz. Fresh Orange Juice
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Garnish: 2 Luxardo cherries skewered
Build all ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice and shake hard for 8-10 seconds.
Double strain into a double old fashioned glass with fresh ice.
From your perfectly pressed suit to your impeccable collection of highball glasses, there’s no doubt
that you’re a stylish one. Who would ever think you would compromise when it comes to culinary
entertaining? The crowd loves your demeanor and will insist on sitting beside you at the dinner table
when you prep one of your famous dishes, such as a perfectly chopped Caesar salad or uniquely
delightful sandwiches. Simple, yet classy. Just like you.
Americans had a sweet tooth, a taste for the exotic, and a well-developed sense of ordered creativity in the 1920s. Translation: fruit cocktails, pineapple upside-down cake and Jell-O molds.
Finger sandwiches were popular in the 1920s due to the invention of sliced bread.
The Caesar salad was first created in 1924 by Italian-American restaurateur Caesar Cardini in Tijuana, Mexico. The salad became a family favorite and fashionable among celebrities, increasing the popularity of salads in general.
Fruit cocktail cups were popular in the 1920s due to grapes not being used for wine.
Dress the Part: 1920s Style
Fashion ideas courtesy of Juliet DeRose and Jen Abrams, Stylist, JenAbrams.com.
Dressing for the part is easy when you can translate the style of the day into your own signature style. You can choose to accentuate your party garb by adding some of these suggestions. Go ahead and channel your inner Nucky and Margaret Schroedel.
The Female Look
The 1920s were all about rebellion. So use this opportunity to let loose and break the rules of fashion. Start off with a sexy ultra-feminine dress. Think lace, chiffon, sequins and fringe. Don’t shy away from bold jewel tones and warm reds and purples! Then, make it your own by incorporating flirty accessories like bangles, statement cocktail rings, fingerless gloves and maybe even a cloche hat. Keep your make-up understated except for a dramatic bold lip. Add vampy red nails and you’reready to dance all night… among other things.
The Male Look
There’s nothing sexier than a man in a suit. Channel your inner Nucky Thompson and make a powerful statement with a fitted suit. Leave those tired gray and black ones in the closet and experiment with different hues and patterns. Don’t overthink the styling; a crisp white shirt is always appropriate and always a fashion “do.” Coordinate your tie and pocket square to complement the suit. Perhaps a deep red or gold paired with a navy suit? Finally, every proper man needs an exceptional timepiece so incorporate a classic wristwatch or vintage-inspired pocket watch.
Visit the Templeton Rye blog for photos of all recipes, accessories and looks.
Here are a few ways to share your viewing party with your friends and other Boardwalk Empire fans online.
On Facebook, be sure to share your amazing party photos featuring your guests, fashion, food and cocktails. Head over to the Templeton Rye page (facebook.com/templetonrye) and upload your pictures straight to the wall from your desktop or mobile device.
On Twitter, tag your tweets and photos with the #BoardwalkEmpire and #BoardwalkEmpireTR hashtags. Do a search for other viewers using the hashtag and connect with them.