New York Fashion Week: Richard Chai Love Fall 2012 Runway Show and EFFEN Vodka After Party

On the first day of Mercesdes Benz Fashion Week, Richard Chai presented his Fall 2012 Love collection at Lincoln Center. Featuring both mens and womenswear, the self described “clean and crisp” collection had a dapper cohesion, with tweeds, wools and outerwear.
Later in the night, Chai celebrated his collection at an exclusive after-party with EFFEN Vodka at downtown hot spot Red Egg.

Check out the special EFFEN cocktails guests sipped on during the bash

EFFEN Chai LOVE’tini
1 1⁄2 oz EFFEN Vodka
Peel of lemon (use a knife or potato peeler to make a thick strip)
Peel of Orange
4 Dashes of Fee Brothers Orange Bitters
1 teaspoon of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of water
A fat peel of lemon (cut from fruit with either a knife or potato peeler)

In a mixing glass place sugar, water, bitters, and fruit peels skin side down. Lightly muddle peels into sugar to release oils and to dissolve sugar into water. Fill with ice, Effen vodka and stir well.

EFFEN Black Cherry Woods
1 1⁄2 oz EFFEN  Black Cherry Vodka

1 Dash Angostura Bitters
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz Pomegranate juice (from refrigerator isle, not glass bottled juice isle)

2 oz club soda

In a mixing glass, shake all but club soda, strain into a tall ice filled glass, top with club soda, lemon wheels and stir.

EFFEN Citrus Twilight
1 1⁄2 oz EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
Dash of Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
3⁄4 oz organic simple syrup
5 sage leaves