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Happy Hour: The Tangerine Gimlet


We all know that I love an easy cocktail.  Partly because I’m lazy, but mostly because making craft cocktails can be expensive and time-consuming.  And when I make cocktails at home, I don’t want to spend hours muddling, reducing, and chilling.

This Tangerine Gimlet from A Communal Table contains only three simple ingredients and tastes amazing.  If you like vodka and orange juice, you will like this even better.  Tangerine juice has a much smoother, richer flavor.  If you find it a bit too heavy, I suggest a dash of club soda.

This cocktail is perfect for early fall weather.  It gives you the richness of fall with the refreshment of summer.


Edwardian-style lace blouses are so hot right now, with their opulent lace details and their mock-neck collars.  It’s the perfect way to blend fall style into the warmer weather so many of use are experiencing.  I spotted this photo on Laura Fantacci’s Instagram and immediately had to have that Monsoon blouse.  Sadly, it’s sold out in most sizes, but there is plenty of other lacy goodness to be had.

H&M has a very affordable blouse with clean-enough lines that you can actually wear it to work.  This black Rebecca Taylor blouse gives me all the romantic/gothic feels.  This Vince Camuto blouse has a similar look with an underlayment, so no camisole needed (also in plus-size).  But this ivory Rebecca Taylor blouse with a lace accent might be my favorite of the bunch.

Prefer your lacy looks in dress form?  This $98 dress from Express has the modern look of Self-Portrait without the eye-popping price or shockingly small fit.  This Calvin Klein burnout dress with short sleeves has just enough soft/pretty to offset the black.



  1. Uncultured says:

    Curious as to what makes it Edwardian vs. Victorian? Always looking to learn my terminology! Love the blouse.

    October 21, 2016/Reply
  2. Kayleigh says:

    I love the cocktails paired with clothes posts! Definitely going to add this drink to my rotation

    October 21, 2016/Reply
  3. Jess says:

    I love that you are bringing back the Friday Happy Hour posts! These were always one of my favorite features on Cap Hill Style!

    October 21, 2016/Reply
  4. Cait says:

    I’m so happy to see a Happy Hour post again! Pretty clothes and tasty cocktails- just what I need on a Friday afternoon!

    October 21, 2016/Reply
  5. courtney says:

    Ohhh, I had totally forgotten about this series. I’m so happy it’s back!!

    October 21, 2016/Reply
  6. HH says:

    I’m seconding Cait’s response. Now where to find pre-made tangerine juice….

    October 21, 2016/Reply
  7. Whitney says:

    I’ve missed this series! Excellent return!

    October 21, 2016/Reply
  8. Lynn says:

    Ahh! The return of one of my favorite features! Can’t wait to make this.

    October 22, 2016/Reply
  9. M says:

    I’ve missed the Happy Hour posts! Took me right back to my DC days in 2011 when I first started reading your blog. So glad you’ve brought this feature back.

    October 24, 2016/Reply