Does this count as monochromatic? Whatever it is, I’m in love. I’m not sure when I first laid eyes on this amazing plaid (technically it’s a check, but work with me here) two-piece from Victoria Beckham, but I’ve been obsessed with it for while. It’s beautifully made with a thick and stretchy knitted material, and it was incredibly comfortable to wear. While this particular pattern might not be for everyone, I won’t lie the plaid is a bit intimidating, I think the idea of a patterned co-ord is something anyone can pull off. And at a time when I want to feel pulled together, but have also sworn off real pants, this is a real game changer.
What pairs better with plaid-on-plaid than a belated Bobby Burns? I’ll just apologize to all the Scots now, I’m sorry I didn’t name the drink. While I was inspired by the recent passing of Burns Night, it turns out the Bobby Burns was most likely not named after the famed Scot. This is a very enjoyable scotch cocktail, slightly sweet and warming, perfect for sipping on a chilly evening or, as the Difford’s Guide suggests, while enjoying some haggis.
1 oz. blended scotch (12yr is recommended)
1 oz. sweet vermouth
1/2 oz. Benedictine
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, stir until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.