The month of May is marked by celebrations — graduations, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day weekend — and in Fort Worth, a hallowed PGA tournament tradition that culminates with the celebratory fitting of a plaid jacket.
The Dean & Deluca Invitational kicks off May 22 at Colonial Country Club, where members will applaud their favorite pro golfer while sipping the club’s signature crimson-hued vodka cocktail named for the champion’s coveted coat.
Created by club management and named by a member, the Plaid Jacket can be concocted at home for a refreshing summer sipper.
But the garment itself, measured and manufactured in Fort Worth using tartan shipped in from Scotland, is one of a kind.
The Plaid Jacket
- 1 1/2 ounces Grey Goose L’Orange vodka
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 3/4 ounce pomegranate juice
- 3/4 ounce cranberry juice
- Orange slice for garnish
Combine vodka, simple syrup and juices in a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into a 12-ounce glass or cup filled with ice, and garnish with orange slice.
— 3735 Country Club Circle, Fort Worth, 817-927-4201, www.colonialfw.com