The world’s at your doorstep, and it’s literally dripping in rainbow. That’s right, folks. Pride month is coming to a close, bringing the much-awaited Pride Parade and celebrations to a peak. So when you see your favourite bottle of vodka take on the LBGTQ rainbow theme, it’s only natural to want to grab a bottle (or several) for the weekend’s festivities. Whether you’re going to be dedicating the long weekend to Pride, or Canada Day or both, there’s no better way to show your support for the LBGTQ community than by drinking from a rainbow.
Absolut Vodka, the iconic brand we all know and love, dressed up especially festive this week to celebrate love. The Absolut Mix Limited Edition Bottle, created in collaboration with artist James Ostrer, sports a deconstructed rainbow containing six colors which mix together whenever the bottle is moved. Super cool.
If you aren’t already obsessed with how brilliant the rainbow bottle is, then you’ll probably lose it for the LBGTQ-inspired cocktail you can make with your vodka. This drink was made by Toronto bartender Alana Nogueda, inspired by Queer Nation (an LGBT activist group) and practically screams Pride spirit–so you’ll want to get in on this before the weekend ends:
The Perfect Pride Cocktail
What you need
- 2 ounces Absolut Vodka, from the rainbow bottle for maximum Pride spirit
- 1/2 ounce Cointreau
- 1 ounce clarified lime juice
- 1/2 ounce peach pit clarified orgeat
- Mint sprig, for garnish
- Lime slice, for garnish
What you do
- Pour all ingredients (except for garnishes) into cocktail shaker.
- Shake and strain liquid into a chilled glass.
- Add mint and lime slice for garnish.
- Get your pride on with this classy cocktail in hand.
Who it’s for:
Anyone and everyone over legal drinking age who wants to celebrate Pride in style.
$26.95 (not including taxes)
Where to find it:
Your local purveyor of fine spirits.