Drinks and Pants

For the ultimate accessory upgrade, we suggest matching your drink to your pants.

This summer, while sitting at an outdoor bar in Edinburgh with my mom, I noticed my yellow culottes were the exact same colour as the orange juice in my oh-so-fancy drink. From the top of my head to the rim of my glass, I suddenly felt completely put together. It’s funny what a confidence boost you can get from accidentally matching your drink to your pants.

Now, there’s nothing I love more than Kingston’s gorgeous downtown —and the inevitable trips to different restaurants and bars around the neighbourhood. As we only have so much time left to go out before exams bring an official end to patio-season, we should take advantage of the next few weeks to level-up our already on-point outfits.

The next time you go out or host a party, I challenge you to upgrade your accessory game by matching your drink to your pants. I guarantee you’ll feel like your outfit is a perfect 10.

Here are my suggestions for perfect drink and pant pairs:

(Tap the photos to see the recipes!)

Mimosa

Brunch-season never ends. Pair your favourite morning-beverage with these lovely, orange-juice coloured culottes.

 

Whiskey Neat

These high-class and warm bottoms call for a simple and mature drink. One ingredient served properly makes the most dashing accessory.

 

Blackberry Mojito

These dark, floral bottoms call for a crowd-favourite with a twist. A hint of blackberry will up your drink game and emphasize the same detail in your pants.

 

Cotton Candy Daiquiri

These fun and flirty pants call for an equally exciting drink. Match your candy-coloured bottoms with something sweet!

 

Moscow Mule

These retro flared-cords call for a classic cocktail invented in the 70s. Nothing says groovy like this perfect pair.

 

Royal Blue Cocktail

A bright plaid calls for a bright drink. Stand out of the vodka-cran crowd with a royal blue cocktail to match your inner highness.

 

Red Wine

Simple and sexy. These silky reds demand only the smoothest of red wines.

 

Elderflower Martini

Feeling floral and sophisticated? An elderflower martini is the perfect drink to have while sporting your most delicate of pants.

 

Radler

Match your favourite jeans and favourite people with this refreshing drink to sip on at any occasion.

 

Margarita

Nothing says “relax” like a margarita. Pair this drink with your brightest summer patterns to complete your day-off look.

 

Tequila

If you didn’t see this coming, you should have —tequila almost always equals no pants.

 

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Mimosa Recipe

Ingredients:

Strawberry
Orange
1 bottle of dry sparkling wine
1 carton of orange juice

How-To:

1. Pour two-parts sparkling wine and one-part orange juice into a classic champagne flute
2. Garnish with a strawberry and orange wedge

Whiskey Neat

RECIPE:

1.3 oz. Whiskey

HOW-TO

1. Serve whiskey in a rocks glass

Blackberry Mojito

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

4
Teaspoons
sugar
1
Tbsp.
fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/2 Cup seltzer water
1/4 Cup vodka or rum
12 Blackberries
12 large mint leaves
6 to 8 ice cubes

HOW-TO

1. Muddle blackberries, mint leaves, sugar, lime juice and lime juice in a tall glass
2. Add seltzer
3. Add vodka or rum
4. Add ice
5. Stir well and serve

Cotton Candy Daiquiri

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

Lime
Cotton candy
2 oz Light rum
Juice of 1 lime
Champagne

HOW-TO:

1. Place a big fluff of cotton candy in the cocktail glass
2. Add rum and lime juice to a shaker and fill with ice
3. Shake, then strain into the glass, dissolving the cotton candy
4. Top with Champagne
5. Garnish with a lime wheel

Moscow Mule

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

Lime
Juice of ½ lime
2 oz. vodka
4 oz. ginger beer

HOW-TO:

1. Fill a copper mug with ice
2. Pour in vodka and lime juice
3. Fill the remainder with ginger beer
4. Gently swirl with a spoon to mix
5. Garnish with lime wedge

Royal Blue Cocktail

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

Lime wedge
Coarse sugar or granulated sugar
Ice cubes
¼ cup cranberry juice cocktail
2 tablespoons (1 oz) citron vodka or vodka
2 tablespoons (1 oz) blue curacao
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

HOW-TO:

1. Moisten rim of chilled martini glass with lime wedge
2. Sprinkle sugar onto small plate, and dip moistened rim into the sugar to coat lightly
3. Fill cocktail shaker with ice
4. Add cranberry juice, vodka, curacao and lime juice; cover and shake.
5. Strain into martini glass

Red Wine

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

One bottle of your favourite red wine

HOW-TO:

1. Pour wine in your largest glass and enjoy

Elderflower Martini

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

Lime
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ¾ cup simple syrup
` 1 oz. gin
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. elderflower liqueur

HOW-TO:

1. Combine lemon and lime juice with simple syrup in a mason jar to make sweet and sour mix; shake until combined
2. Fill shaker with ice
3. Pour gin, vodka, elderflower liqueur and 2 oz. of the sweet and sour mix into the shaker
4. Shake vigorously to combine
5. Pour mix into glass and serve immediately

Radler

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

1 bottle lager beer
1 bottle lemon-lime pop

HOW-TO:

1. Fill a glass three-quarters full with lager
2. Pour lemon-lime pop to fill the glass completely

Margarita

RECIPIE:

INGREDIENTS:

1 ¼ cups fresh lime juice
1 cup Triple Sec or other orange liqueur
1 cup silver tequila
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 cups ice

HOW-TO:

1. Combine lime juice, triple sec, tequila, lemon juice and 2 cups ice in a blender
2. Blend until smooth
3. Place one cup ice cubes in a cocktail shaker; add desired amount of margarita
4. Cover and shake well
5. Serve in a welled margarita glass

Tequila

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

Lime
Salt
1 bottle Hornito’s Gold Tequila

HOW-TO:

1. Be careful
2. Have fun