In honour of Pride season, we’ve rounded up our favourite delicious cocktails for your summer soiree – inspired by the colours of the Progress Pride flag. Read on to get inspired and learn about the specific meanings behind each colour.
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Red represents life and vitality on the Progress Pride flag. We might be getting ahead of ourselves, but we think we’ve found the perfect hangover cure. This thirst quenching Chilled Rose Cooler is complimented with a splash of freshly squeezed lemon and will bring you back to life after you get through the other drinks on this list.
Orange represents the power of healing and the feeling of togetherness as a community. We recommend a healthy glass (or two) of this feisty and spicy Carrot Mimosa to start your day of Pride celebrations off on the right foot. Pair it with Cheesy Croque Madame Rolls for the ultimate brunch.
Yellow: Sunlight and Radiance
Yellow represents sunlight and radiance. Get your tan on with this quick and easy Brazilian Lemonade Margarita inspired by the glistening beaches of Rio (and maybe Fire Island).
Green represents the prosperity and success of all LGBTQ2S+ people. This refreshingly herbaceous Slushy Garden Cocktail is the perfect way to manifest those dollar bills, because there’s a good chance your bank account will be hurting by the time Pride season is over.
Blue represents peace and serenity. Nothing could be more therapeutic than making these gorgeous Floral Ice Cubes. They’ll add a little ‘je ne sais quoi’ to any stiff concoction your friends are serving up.
Violet represents the effervescence of LGBTQ2S+ people. Which is why this sweet and spicy blackberry Moscow Mule is the perfect drink to capture the diverse spirit of community…and a surefire way to get the party started instantly.
Brown and Black: People of Colour
In recent years the Pride Flag was updated to include colours that showcase a broader representation of how diverse the LGBTQ2S+ community is. Brown and black represents the many people of colour that have led the way in advocating for LGBTQ2S+ rights across the world. We chose this twist on a classic ‘Irish Float’ to represent the resilience, abundance and heart of queer people of colour still fighting for fairness and equality today.
White, Baby Blue and Pink: Trans Community
These beautifully soft colours represent the diverse group of Trans people within the LGBTQ2S+ community. Trans people have been the leaders, change makers and advocates for queer people everywhere. It’s only fitting that this beautifully pastel and charismatic Lemon Lavender Spritzer be the star of your next celebration.