Iris Apfel, the self-proclaimed geriatric starlet and flea-market freak, is wise beyond belief with a sense of humor to match. Since she's our go-to woman for relationship, fashion, and career advice, so it's only natural that'd we also trust her with our cocktail menu. In this video from One King's Lane, Apfel walks us through her signature drink. And unlike her pattern-packed ensembles, oversize eyeglasses, and curated bangles, her cocktail of choice is a simple recipe that's easy to replicate. Apfel explains that the key to getting a good drink is asking the bartender to bring you the ingredients so you can make it yourself.
Who doesn't love an easy DIY? That way, the ratio will be exactly the way she likes it. As for the drink, she always asks for bitter campari in a glass, club soda or tonic on the side, some ice cubes, and an empty glass. Once she has everything spread out on the table, she does "[her] concoction like a chemist." And just when we thought she couldn't get any cooler… The simplicity of this drink goes perfectly with Apfel's charming tell-it-like-it-is, no-frills attitude. Watch the video below to see for yourself and then "try it [her] way. Nobody's objected yet." Just in time for New Year's Eve!