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Mixtapes and Cocktails With Rihanna, Rita Ora + More!

Music and parties go hand-in-hand! With the weather heating up, it's just as important to spring clean your closet as it is to stack your iTunes playlists and drink recipes. Be it on a rooftop with friends or at an after-work event, the right beverage complements your personality and entices thirsty onlookers. Likewise, many new hot females are arriving on the music scene that have our interests piqued. Inspired, we've mixed up a few drinks that compliment their style, based on their two-step-worthy tracks.

Take a look at some of the Vixens currently making their way to #1 on the music charts, and take a sip of the drinks we cosign for our 21 and up crew!

Which will you try?

 

Iggy Azalea x Hot Mama

2 oz. Ciroc Coconut
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
3 oz. Watermelon Juice
1 Slice of jalapeño

Ignorant Art was bold, fun and artsy. Like this drink, Iggy Azalea combined a few surprising elements that resulted in a perfect concoction. Sip the sweet vodka punch, turn up "Pu$$y" and rock out!

Azealia Banks x Brooklyn Gin Punch (But she's from Harlem, folks!)

1 Bottle of Brooklyn Gin infused with Earl Grey tea
12 oz. Agave syrup
12 oz. Pear purée
20 oz. Water
10 oz. Lemon juice

To say this least, Azealia Banks is a strange mix. No shade, though. VV enjoys a stray from the norm at times, so this drink is spot-on for the sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet raptress. Drink it up while watching "212."

Cherry Noir

1.5 oz. Cherry Noir
.75 oz. Benedictine
1.5 oz. lemon juice
.75 oz. simple syrup

She looks sugary sweet, but she's a badass party girl. Sound familiar?

Rita Ora is knocking down doors with her "Party & Bullshit" debut, so we've doused her with Grey Goose's new beverage "Cherry Noir." Drink a few of these, and you may find yourself on the rockstar side of "partying."

Teyana Taylor x Absolut Seabreeze

1 part ABSOLUT 100
1 part Grapefruit Juice
2 parts Cranberry Juice

Unpredictable is what Teyana Taylor is. You never know what's coming, and the same goes for this absolutely tantalizing beverage. Taste the sweetness, but be prepared for an ABSOLUT unpredictable night!

The Birthday Suit

1 part Three Olives® Cake
Whipped cream and sprinkles

And it's not even her birthday!

RihRih makes it all about her wherever she goes. In that case, this drink is fitting (get it?) for the Roc princess. Make it bad, make it sweet but don't forget to make it naughty!

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"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

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Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

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