What do Fashion Week and food have to do with each other? Well, a lot, depending on who you're asking. Here at The Latin Kitchen, we make everything about food, so it wasn't hard to see the resemblance between some of these cocktail recipes and the trends we've been seeing make their way down the runway at New York Fashion Week.
Inspired by this incredible video made by the International Culinary Center of a model EATING a Chanel bag on the NYC subway and Bon Appetit's 15 look-alike recipes, we're officially in a (foodie) Fashion Week frenzy. To celebrate with our own twist (literally and metaphorically), we rounded up cocktails inspired by Fashion Week's latest trends, some Latin, some too-interesting and spot-on to ignore.
Below this week's do-not-miss video (Make sure to watch it all the way to the very end!), check out all the Fashion Week looks and their corresponding cocktails!
Served at Bar Naná in NYC
Elegant and sophisticated with modern flair just like Venezuelan designer Angel Sanchez's collection this season.
Preparation: Dry shake, shaken down, served up, coup. Garnish with one grind coco sugar.
Aptly-named, this cocktail reminds us of Betsey Johnson's funky purple sequin dress that screamed fun, fun, fun all the way down the catwalk.
Preparation: Combine tequila, limeade, and fruit punch soda in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Rim your cocktail glass by wetting the edge with a lime wedge. Garnish with a lime.
Flirty and floral, just like the dresses at Erin Fetherston's Fall/Winter 2014 presentation.
Preparation: Combine vodka, strawberry and orange juice over ice and stir. Top with club soda. Garnish with an orchid.
My Bloody Bacontine
Furs of every color are making their way down the runways this season and this spicy number reminded us of a half-fur, half-reptile-of-some-kind coat at Dennis Basso. Both the outerwear and the cocktail are sure to keep you warm all winter long.
Preparation: Add all ingredients to a shaker and roll back and forth. Add ice to a highball glass and pour the drink directly in the glass over ice. Garnish with a bacon slice.
Legal In Vermont
Served at JIMMY at the James Hotel, NYC
Inspired by the rich brown and tan colors seen at Alice + Olivia, the shiso element matches up with the designer's "A Midwinter Night's Dream" theme.
Prepartaion: Muddle shiso in a tin. Shake all other ingredients with ice and strain into rocks glass. Add cinnamon ice block and shiso.
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