If San Francisco bars are any indication, for happy hour drinks after a long day whittled away at your startup or agency this spring, stick to a simple formula: a chambray + black pants + brown work boots + a pair of rounded Warbys. Olive drab jacket acceptable on cooler days. As for hair, ladies: a top knot with long, blunt bangs. Gentleman: a respectable, barber-groomed beard and a quiff haircut.
Band together in these ensembles. You don’t necessarily need to order that Negroni before you circle back to bourbon.
Combine 2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey, 1 ounce fresh lemon juice, and 1 ounce simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover, and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Gently pour 1/2 ounce fruity red wine (such as Shiraz or Malbec) over the back of a spoon held just above the drink’s surface so wine floats on top.