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Happy Hour: Fizzy Lifting Drinks

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a bit of a sucker for sparkles.  This is probably why I love sparkly dresses and sparkly cocktails.  But I’m trying to branch out, so if you have a favorite cocktail feel free to leave it in the comments or email it to capitolhillstyle (at) gmail (dot) com.  

Anna Molinari Metallic Knit Dress (Outnet, $180)

This simple knit dress is for those nights when you need to look pretty and festive but you wish you were wearing your pajamas.  The dress has a light mauve color and a subtle sheen to make it special without being unwearable.  

Add a clutch, heels and a statement necklace for evening functions.  You can also add a leather belt, tights and booties for a going out to dinner style that is both chic and comfortable.  

O Fizz Sparkler by Olivier Cheng


3 teaspoon(s) sugar (or simple syrup)
12  fresh mint sprigs, plus extra for garnish
3 ounce(s) fresh lime juice
8 ounce(s) vodka
Cranberry juice
Champagne or sparkling wine
Fresh raspberries, for garnish

Recipe found on Delish.com:

For each drink, add 3/4 teaspoon sugar, 3 mint sprigs, and 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Muddle content with a longhandled muddler or bar spoon.

Add ice to shaker, along with 2 ounces vodka and a splash of cranberry juice.

Shake vigorously and strain into a flute.

Top the glass with champagne; garnish with a few fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint.



  1. Erica says:

    love the dress…
    favorite cocktali: manhattan!

    November 1, 2010/Reply
  2. Alexandra says:

    love the dress it looks comfy and styilish at the same time!

    November 1, 2010/Reply