Sips and Tips: The It Girl Cocktail and the Pop Art Mani

This colorful combination is sure to bring some pizazz to any wintery day.

Sips and Tips: The It Girl and the Pop Art Mani
(Source: Dana Burke/StyleBistro)

Sometimes we all need a little color in our lives—especially on blustery winter days, a pop of color can make all the difference. No one captured the need for color and life quite like Andy Warhol. In honor of the artist's eccentric life, we're bringing you a sassy cocktail and manicure combo this week. With Absolut's limited-edition Andy Warhol-designed colorful bottle and It Girl drink as the inspiration, we called in Q-Tips nail pro Ria Lopez to create a Pop Art–inspired mani that pay homage to Warhol's creative spirit.

Sips and Tips: The It Girl and the Pop Art Mani
(Source: Dana Burke/StyleBistro)

The Sip: The It Girl

Ingredients:

One and one half parts Absolut Vodka
One and one half parts cranberry juice
Three quarters part lime juice
Half a part Campari
Half a part Orgeat Almond Syrup
One twist lemon

Directions:

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon. Enjoy!

The Tip: The Pop Art Manicure

Tools:

Basecoat

Top coat

Deborah Lippmann "Walking on Sunshine" ($18) or yellow polish

Smith and Cult "Suburban Warrior" ($18) or pink polish

Essie "The More the Merrier" ($9) or lime green polish

Deborah Lippmann "Maniac" ($18) or purple polish

Stripe Rite in black ($3)

Striping brush ($10)

Q-Tips Precision Tips ($3)

Sips and Tips: The It Girl Cocktail and the Pop Art Mani
(Source: Dana Burke/StyleBistro; Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)

Directions:

Prep nails before beginning to provide a clean surface. Apply basecoat. Next apply one coat of the yellow nail polish shade to the whole nail. Let dry. With a clean striping brush, outline one quadrant of the nail with the pink nail polish. Fill in with pink hue. It's okay if the quadrants are uneven—it adds to the Pop Art nature of the nail art. After applying to all nails, repeat the step with the lime green nail polish from where the pink shade ends to the tip of the nail. Next, apply the purple hue from the green quadrant to the other side of the nail using the striper. You should end up with four quadrants now: purple, green, pink and the original yellow. To enhance the look, use the Stripe Rite tool to add a black crosshatch to separate the quadrants. Clean up any excess polish with a Q-Tips Precision Tips swab. Finish with a topcoat, and you're done.

Sips and Tips: The It Girl and the Pop Art Mani
(Source: Dana Burke/StyleBistro)

Be sure to check out all of our Sips and Tips pairings here and head over to StyleBistro's Instagram page for more drink and mani inspiration. And join in on the fun by sharing your own favorite drink and manicure combo with the hashtag #SipsandTips. Bottoms up!

Former Senior Associate Beauty Editor at StyleBistro. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @CaitlinSMiller Follow me: Google
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