This green J Press surcingle has been in the closet donkey years. There's something about hunter green and bridle tan I just can't get enough of. What classic colors. A great travel belt because it goes with khakis and any color button down --but it's real reason for being is Pink. I like it with the soft shade of the Brooks oxford or, in the 80's, their pink university stripe. Boring as the day is long but isn't that the point?
The other belt is a cocktail called the Monangahela Mule. The Moscow Mule is Ginger Beer with vodka and lime served in a copper cup. The Monangahela Mule, as you can see in the recipe above, is Rye whiskey (I like the green of the Wild Turkey bottle) with lime and Ginger Beer. I saw it in the magazine and had to try it. Happy to say it's a keeper. The Rye really comes out and gives it, what I thought, was a woodsie-like taste. It's hard to describe-- but if you could taste green - - this is what it would taste like. It reminds me of a forest of Georgia pine trees on a hot Summer day. And this is the kind of drink that would make that day.