Scenes from the Jazz Age Lawn Party with St. Germain
The men wore loose fitting rolled up pants with suspenders and dapper looking socks and a clever hat. The women wore long dresses with fringes accents, lace gloves, pearls and on their face they wore dark eyeliner and an off-shade of red lip. The scene, of course, is reminiscent of the 1920’s except it wasn’t a movie. This cleverly dressed coterie (over 4,500 guests) packed Governor’s Island to celebrate the 8th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party with St. Germain.
The celebration featured 1920s Car Exhibition, vintage clothing vendors and artisanal products, dance lessons, performances from Dreamland Follies, Roddy Caravella and the Canarsie Wobblers, and the Minsky Sisters. The event naturally including a delicious selection of light bites curated by Chef Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s No. 43 to accompany the occasion. And, as you would expect revelers enjoyed lots of specialty cocktail created by mixologist Lynnette Marrero featuring St. Germain. Marrero, creation were as refreshing as they were tasty. Our favorite from the day was the St. Germain Cocktail, a simple and very tasty recipe (see below) that left us so happy.
If this sounds like your type of party, and are angry you missed it, you’re in luck the party continues today. So, get your flapper dress and party like its 1920.
The St. Germain Cocktail
2 parts Brut Champagne or Dry Sparkling Wine
1½ parts St-Germain
2 parts Club Soda
Direction: Stir ingredients in a tall ice-filled Collins glass, mixing completely. Think of Paris circa 1947. Garnish with a lemon twist. Variation: Think of Sartre circa 1947. Be the lemon twist.
Party scenes. Which look is for your favorite?