When you’re comfortable in your own skin, it shows. So work it from head to toe with this style guide of how to drink according to your dress. You would never dare wear socks with your peep toe pumps or accessorize your boyfriend’s band tee with your grandma’s pearls, so why not learn to tailor your cocktail to accent to your dress.
Here’s a little guide to matching the dress to the cocktail because a girl’s got to have flair.
The contour dress. She’s bold and confident. Ready to show those curves and move those hips. This dress and lady deserve nothing less than The Cosmopolitan.
1 cup vodka
½ cup triple sec
½ cup cranberry juice
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and pour through a strainer into four martini glasses. Side Note: Do not consume all four drinks. Sharing is caring.
The princess dress. She’s the sunshine of the room no matter what time of day it is, cute as a button in a cupcake shaped dress. Cheers to all things sweet with a Strawberry Daiquiri.
1 ½ oz. Aged Puerto Rican or Jamaican rum
¾ oz fresh lime
1 oz rich simple syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)
6 to 10 ice cubes
Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a Margarita glass or wine goblet. Garnish with an orchid.
The shift dress. Effortlessly classy and elegant, this chick never loses her cool. For the girl who has a good head on her shoulders, and keeps everyone else’s turning, enjoy an all time classic Gin + Tonic.
3 ounces of your favorite gin
½ ounce lime juice
4 ounces tonic water
lime wedge or slice
Fill a high ball glass with ice. Add gin and lime juice. Then, top with tonic water. Garnish with lime wedge or slice.
The mermaid dress. She marches to the beat of her own drum and is never afraid to make a statement. For a mysterious lady, only a Blue Lagoon seems fitting.
1 oz vodka
1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
Pour vodka and cuacao over ice in a highball glass. Fill with lemonade, top with the cherry, and serve.