Good Idea/Bad Idea: “Size Zero” Cocktails
Since when do cocktails come in dress sizes?
Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl cocktails may have run into some trouble lately, but that’s not stopping the rest of the world from capitalizing on the idea of “skinny” beverages. In honor of London Fashion Week, chi-chi Notting Hill nightspot the Lonsdale has created two new drinks which it has dubbed “size zero cocktails.” According to the Lonsdale, you can now “enjoy… impressive low-calorie cocktails that retain their deliciously extravagant flavors, while you retain your waistline.”
Where to begin? With the fact that “skinny cocktails” now seems to be a thing? With the fact that naming a cocktail after a dress size is somewhat offensive? With the fact that the cocktails are inspired by Zoolander? I’m not kidding. Zoolander. Apparently, these cocktails can only be consumed by skinny, size-zero, really, really ridiculously good-looking people. And possibly by kids who can’t read good.
But hey, if you REALLY feel compelled to try one, all you need to do is hoof it over to the UK and worm your way inside the Lonsdale. Good luck. Let us know how that goes for you.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.