Drink Pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/09/2013 at 05:14 PM ET

Breast Cancer Awareness Cocktails
Courtesy Four Seasons Dallas, Lucy Restaurant, Ritz Carlton Chicago

We’ll shake up a bright pink cocktail all year round, but there’s something even sweeter about drinking one in October.

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, restaurants and bars around the country have added special rosy-hued cocktails to their menus, and a percentage of the proceeds will be given to local breast cancer-awareness charities. We’ll raise a glass to that!

From a hibiscus syrup-topped concoction to a cherry-infused bellini, support the cause—and have a fantastic happy hour!—with these pink drink recipes.

St. Elmo’s Flower
Served at the Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas
$2 of each drink purchase will be donated to their Four Seasons Cool October fundraising efforts

1 oz. hibiscus syrup (store-bought or made by steeping dried hibiscus flowers in simple syrup)
1 oz. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
¾ oz. elderflower liqueur
1½ oz. citrus vodka
Lemon wheel, optional garnish

Mix all ingredients in a shaker, and pour into an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

The CBC (Crush Breast Cancer)
Served at Lucy Restaurant & Bar, Yountville, Calif.
Proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Emergency fund, Guardians of the Ribbon, Napa Valley Chapter

1.5 oz. vodka
¼ oz. raspberry liqueur
1 oz. pineapple guava syrup (you can substitute simple syrup)
½ oz. grapefruit juice
2 dashes cherry bitters

Mix all ingredients in a shaker, and pour into a chilled martini glass.

Served at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago
Fifty percent of proceeds to benefit The Lynn Sage Foundation

½ lb. (2 cups) pitted fresh or frozen sour cherries
½ cup sugar
4 tbsp. fresh yuzu juice, or 2 tbsp. each of fresh tangerine and lime juices
1 750-milliliter bottle plus 2 cups chilled brut champagne
Lemon peel, optional garnish

1. Puree the cherries in a food processor. Pass the puree through a fine strainer set over a small saucepan, pressing on the solids. You should have ½ cup of juice.

2. Stir in the sugar, and bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Transfer to a small bowl, and refrigerate until chilled, about 15 minutes.

3. In a large pitcher, combine the sweetened cherry juice with the yuzu juice. Slowly pour in the champagne, and serve over ice. Garnish with the lemon peel.

—Alison Schwartz

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

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This is ridiculous! Alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer and many of these drinks have artificial colors which are linked to cancer. This is not how you help.

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I was pretty sad when I got to the Namco Bandai booth however and found out they only brought their fighting games to be played there, which I didn’t bother to try. PC games take you away from your real life miseries and give you complete peace of mind. It simply projects the idea of being able to provide service without restrictions in terms of location.
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