Thursday, December 26, 2013

Break out the Bubbly & Ring in the New Year with Skinnygirl® Cocktails

New Year's Eve is just around the corner, so let Skinnygirl® Cocktails help you celebrate in style with cocktail recipes and fun appetizers for a night to remember.
No other drink complements a New Year’s Eve celebration quite like some bubbly.  So this year, effortlessly add a little sparkle to your party with the newest sparkling wine option from Skinnygirl® Cocktails, the seasonal Skinnygirl™ Prosecco! This limited-time, holiday offering from the go-to low-calorie spirits brand is perfect for toasting to new beginnings. 
Bring some bottles of Skinnygirl™ Prosecco to your celebration, and you won’t need to worry about your waistline.  At just 100 calories per serving, you won’t be counting calories— just counting down to midnight
Let Skinnygirl® Cocktails help you ring in the New Year with these memorable cocktail recipes—

Berry New Beginnings
4 parts cran-raspberry juice
2 parts Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka
1/4 part fresh lime juice
Raspberries (for garnish)
Rosemary sprigs (for garnish)
Edible green with a red stem, such as a beet leaf (for garnish)

In a shaker filled with ice, shake together the juice and vodka. Add the lime juice. Serve on the rocks. Garnish with raspberries, fresh rosemary sprigs, and a beet leaf.

Blushing Bubbly
3 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco, chilled
1 part grapefruit juice, chilled 
1 part cranberry juice 
1 part ginger ale
Grapefruit slice for garnish
Mix all juice ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Top with Skinnygirl™ Prosecco and ginger ale.
Garnish with grapefruit slice and enjoy!

Cranberry Cosmo Countdown
1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka
2 parts cranberry juice
½ part fresh lime juice
½ part DeKuyper Triple Sec

Pour over ice and garnish with a lime twist. 

Midnight Kiss
1 part Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka
2 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
Frozen cherry

Pour champagne into flute, top with vodka and garnish with one frozen cherry.

White Cherry Sparkler
1 part Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka
1 part Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
4 parts cranberry juice

Combine vodka, cranberry juice, and ice in a martini glass.  Top with Prosecco and enjoy! 

Create some fun memories and new traditions as you welcome the New Year with Skinnygirl® Cocktails!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vegan Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

MMM! I just made up these delightful little holiday treats and they are soooo good!

Here's what you need to create your own 
Vegan Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites 
(they're gluten-free, too!):

3 Bananas, peeled and mashed
2 crushed Candy Canes
1/2 cup Vegan White Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
2-1/2 cups Gluten-Free Oats
1/3 cup Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Shredded Coconut Flakes
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 big pinches (that's a real baking term ;)) sea salt crystals

Smash the bananas, coconut oil, and peanut butter in a small bowl then add to the dry ingredients in a large bowl. 
Crush the candy canes into pieces and mix them into your batter.

Roll into small balls and place on a lightly-greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Bake Some Holiday Cheer into Your Cookies with Recipes Inspired by Skinnygirl® Cocktails!

What better way to enjoy the holiday than by adding some spirit to your favorite seasonal treats?!

Skinnygirl® Cocktails would love to share some merry cookie recipes from Skinnygirl Insider Lauren Kelly to pair with our new wine varietals for a guilt-free way to enjoy this season. With a few simple substitutions, these cookies allow you to spend less time worrying about your waistline and more time spreading holiday cheer!
  • Red Velvet Cookie Cups with Skinnygirl™ Prosecco Buttercream Frosting –This cookie cup recipe provides an updated twist on the popular red velvet.  And buttercream frosting made with Skinnygirl™ Prosecco is the perfect ornament to dress up this treat. 
  • Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies – By swapping white sugar for turbinado sugar, this recipe calls for less sugar and less calories!  Hold the milk - the touch of warm chocolate in Skinnygirl™ Cabernet Sauvignon provides the perfect cookie-beverage complement.
  • Pistachio Cookies –Greek yogurt and avocado replace butter and make for a lighter cookie. Pair this cookie with the crisp, rich fruit flavors of Skinnygirl™ Chardonnay
Whether baking with family or toasting to your holiday hostess, these delicious cookie recipes and Skinnygirl wine pairings will make your holiday season merry and bright.


Red Velvet Cookie Cups with Skinnygirl™ Prosecco Buttercream Frosting
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup beet puree
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 4 dozen mini muffin tins with baking spray or grease with coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together sugars, maple syrup and coconut oil until blended.  Add beets, cacao, vinegar, vanilla and salt.  Stir to combine.
  3. Add flour and baking powder.  Stir to combine again, being careful not to over mix.  Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 12-14 minutes until edges are light brown.
  5. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.
  6. While cookies are cooling, mix all frosting ingredients together until smooth.  Spread onto cooled cookie cups. 
*Makes 4 dozen cookie cups

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax or wheat germ
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup oats, quick-cooking or old-fashioned (not instant)
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate, chopped or white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 dried cranberries (no sugar added)
*2 tablespoons chopped macadamia nuts optional
  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 375°F.
  2. Whisk flour, flax or wheat germ, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom and ground ginger in a small bowl. Whisk egg, sugar, oil, applesauce and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients; stir to combine. Add oats and stir again. Add chocolate, cranberries and macadamia nuts if using them; stir just to combine. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto 2 ungreased baking sheets, 1 ½inches apart. (FYI- dough will be thick).
  4. Bake the cookies until puffed and barely golden around the edges, switching the pans back to front and top to bottom halfway through, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on the pans for 2 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Pistachio Cookies
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1⁄2 cup ripe avocado, mashed
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¾ cups chopped pistachios
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flours, flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In another medium bowl, cream the butter, avocado, and sugars together until smooth. Add the Greek yogurt, vanilla, and egg.  Mix well.
  3. Add the flour mixture 1 cup at a time to the Greek yogurt combination. Mix until combined; do not over-mix.
  1. Fold in the pistachios. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased nonstick baking tray.
  2. Bake for 12–15 minutes until the tops are golden brown.
  3. Cool on the tray for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
        *Makes 4 dozen cookies
**Recipes courtesy of Skinnygirl® Cocktails

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

REVIEW: Skinnygirl Sparklers

The latest Skinnygirl creations are here... and they are DELIGHTFUL! 


Skinnygirl Sparklers are non-alcoholic drinks combining sparkling water and real fruit juice. They come in four delicious flavors: Pineapple Coconut, Tangerine Mango, Strawberry Lemonade, and Pink Grapefruit. 

Each flavored seltzer is more delicious than the other, and it is really hard for me to pick a favorite because they're all so fizzy and flavorful.

Look for Skinnygirl Sparklers wherever AriZona Beverages are sold! Until they're everywhere, though, you can order them online here (use discount code ILUVAZ for 20% off your first order!).

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Enjoy Guilt-Free Thanksgiving Cocktails & Wines from Skinnygirl® Cocktails

Thanksgiving is around the corner which means family, friends and often, overindulging! Let Skinnygirl® Cocktails put an end to worrying about your waistline with some guilt-free cocktails and wines that will get your guests excited for the start of the holiday season!

Kick off your celebration with a special cocktail hour for your friends and family, or serve a signature cocktail on the big day – these festive Thanksgiving-inspired cocktails will get guests ready to raise a glass and make the evening all the merrier:

White Cherry Sparkling Prosecco
1 part Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka
1 part Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
4 parts cranberry juice
1 lemon, sliced
Add all ingredients into a flute glass.
Stir quickly to mix and enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Martini
1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka
1 part canned unsweetened pumpkin
¾ part fat free sweetened condensed milk
¾ part unsweetened almond milk
½ TBSP pumpkin pie spice
Shake ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.
Strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Maple Syrup Martini
2 parts Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka
2 parts club soda
Dollop of sugar-free warm maple syrup  
Shake vodka and maple syrup together with ice.
Top with club soda and pour into martini glass.
Crisp Apple Cooler
1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka
¾ part apple juice
¼ part agave syrup
Apple slice for garnish
Stir agave syrup with vodka in the base of a shaker until the agave syrup dissolves.
Add apple juice and shake thoroughly with ice.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a green apple slice.

Looking for something to pair with your meal? Toast the holiday with Skinnygirl® Cocktails’ newest wine varietals.  With only 100 calories per serving, these four new options are the perfect companion to your Thanksgiving dinner and offer a guilt-free way to enjoy your favorite wines:

  • Skinnygirl ™ Prosecco
  • Skinnygirl™ Chardonnay
  • Skinnygirl™ Pinot Grigio
  • Skinnygirl™ Cabernet Sauvignon

Wishing you all a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Bethenny Frankel launches SKINNYGIRL SPARKLERS, writing a children's book

The fun don't stop with Bethenny Frankel! Hot on the heels of announcing her brand new line of non-alcoholic beverages, the Original Skinnygirl herself says she is writing a children's book! Awesome!!!

First, check out her announcement of Skinnygirl Sparklers from Entertainment Weekly, then read her Entertainment Tonight interview where she reveals plans for a kid's book!

ETonline: Will you be writing more books?Frankel: I have a children’s book, I will have a cocktail/hors d'oeuvres book and then I probably have one more big book in me. And then that will probably be it for a while ... until I write my memoir. I don't want to write for the sake of writing. I want to write a children's book for my child because I have a cute story I want to tell and I think it's ridiculous I wouldn't have a cocktail/hors d'oeuvres book. I have one book that's dying to come out of me in the right way and then I want to take a break. I don't want to be churning and burning things. I tackle things as they come in a quality way. It's about seeing a void I want to fill and finding a product that I want to make.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Skinnygirl® Cocktails Proves That Giving Back Is Always In Style Through Support Of Shop For Success Event

Bethenny Frankel and Skinnygirl® Cocktails Kickoff Third Annual Event with Signature Cocktails and Celebrity Auction to Benefit Dress for Success 

Bethenny Frankel proves that giving back is always in style as she donates three of her favorite clutches up for bidding at the Shop for Success VIP Party on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in New York City.  In addition to serving the brand’s newest wine offerings, Skinnygirl® Cocktails secured a number of exclusive auction items, including Frankel’s clutches, a necklace from EXTRA host Maria Menounos, a purse and a pair of heels from Vivica Fox, and a dress from Tia Mowry-Hardrict, among other celebrity pieces that were up for bidding, with proceeds from the auction to benefit Dress for Success.

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 9, 2013 – Skinnygirl® Cocktails will share its closetful of low-calorie cocktails to celebrate a good cause as sponsor of Shop for Success, the third annual, two-day pop-up shop hosted by Young Executives for Success (Y.E.S!), the volunteer branch of Dress for Success

Shop for Success, held in New York City on Nov. 9 and 10, will allow the city’s most fashionable young professionals to join host of daytime syndicated talk show “bethenny” and the original Skinnygirl herself, Bethenny Frankel, and get a head start on their holiday shopping while contributing to a great cause. The two-day event will host a VIP Party on Saturday, Nov. 9, where 21-and-older guests and friends of Dress for Success can sip on signature cocktails from Skinnygirl® Cocktails, while enjoying a silent auction, a raffle, music, hors d’oeuvres, and shopping for specially curated items. 
"I'm thrilled to participate in this amazing event and to continue our ongoing partnership with Dress for Success," said Bethenny Frankel. “This cause is close to my heart, and what lady doesn't love to shop? I’m excited to represent Skinnygirl® Cocktails at such an important event.” 

Skinnygirl® Cocktails, a longstanding partner of Dress for Success, has also secured a number of exclusive auction items for the night’s festivities, including a necklace from EXTRA host Maria Menounos, a purse and a pair of heels from Vivica Fox, and a dress from Tia Mowry-Hardrict, and an assortment of Bethenny Frankel’s favorite clutches — among many other celebrity pieces that will be up for bidding, with proceeds from the auction to benefit Dress for Success. 

Shop for Success provides exclusive offers on new and vintage designer merchandise from brands like Cynthia Rowley, Lulu Frost, Peace of Cloth and Lauren Merkin, enabling insiders to get this season’s must-have contemporary pieces, cocktail attire, shoes and accessories while contributing to a great cause- 100% of sales proceeds and donations go directly to benefit Dress for Success’ career development and employment retention programs. 

Y.E.S!, a group of young professional women that coordinates volunteer, fundraising and networking opportunities to champion the Dress for Success mission, launched Shop for Success in 2011 and has since raised over $100,000 for Dress for Success through the weekend-long event. Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. 

“Skinnygirl® Cocktails is excited to continue our partnership with Dress for Success through this unique opportunity to reach young professionals and supporters at Shop for Success,” said Megan Frank, Director of Skinnygirl® Cocktails. “To raise awareness and support for the foundation’s tireless mission to provide the tools women need to make positive changes in their lives, the brand will serve signature cocktails and auction off celebrity items with proceeds to benefit the foundation.” 
Guest mixologist Bethenny Frankel jumps behind the Skinnygirl® Cocktails bar at Dress for Success’ Shop for Success VIP Party on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in New York City.  After kicking off the evening with a toast, Frankel tended bar and served the newest wine offerings from Skinnygirl® Cocktails including Skinnygirl™ Prosecco, Skinnygirl™ Pinot Grigio, Skinnygirl™ Chardonnay and Skinnygirl™ Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Skinnygirl® Cocktails has been a proud supporter of Dress for Success since 2012, when the brand launched the Inspire like a Lady program, making a donation for every inspirational story shared by fans via social media. Additional support included the Ladies in Red program during the 2013 awards season, in which Skinnygirl® Cocktails gave back in style and made a donation to Dress for Success for every red dress worn on the red carpet at the season’s most-anticipated awards show. The brand also supported Dress for Success during “Meet the New Girls,” an exclusive event where the brand debuted four new products with the help of Bethenny and some celebrity friends who tended bar with all tips benefiting Dress for Success. Most recently, Skinnygirl® Cocktails celebrated their commitment to the foundation by enlisting Bethenny to present a check for $100,000 to Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, on the set of “bethenny.” 

“At Shop for Success, our supporters can shop for ‘everything but the suit’ from some of the world’s leading designers and the proceeds of this event allow us to provide more than just suits to the women that we serve,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. “The money raised through this event supports our full mission of providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools for disadvantaged women, and we could not be more thrilled to have Skinnygirl® Cocktails’ support.” 

Shop for Success will be located in the Gallery at The Metropolitan Pavilion at 123 West 18th Street, New York, N.Y. Tickets to the VIP Kick-Off Party on Saturday evening event can be purchased for $75 at The Saturday afternoon and Sunday shopping sessions are free to the public. For more information on the Shop for Success Event, visit and For more information on Skinnygirl® Cocktails, visit and 

Skinnygirl® Cocktails is the groundbreaking, low-calorie cocktail line that has redefined the way women cocktail. What started with the Skinnygirl® Margarita from the mind of “bethenny” talk show host, New York Times Bestselling Author, entrepreneur and cocktail “fixologist” Bethenny Frankel has turned into a cocktail phenomenon, offering innovative, low-calorie options for women who want it all. Frankel’s inspired concept did not go unnoticed and in March 2011, the brand was acquired by premium spirits powerhouse Beam Inc. Beam has rapidly developed the brand into one of the fastest growing spirits brands in the market today. Skinnygirl® Cocktails has created a new set of rules for the spirits industry as it flawlessly offers the options women need, without all the calories they don’t. For more information on the new way to cocktail, please visit 

As one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher's Scotch Whisky, Skinnygirl® Cocktails, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC and DeKuyper Cordials. Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,400 passionate associates worldwide generated 2012 sales of $2.5 billion (excluding excise taxes), volume of 38 million 9-liter equivalent cases and some of the industry’s fastest growing innovations. 
Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index. For more information 
on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit and 

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the independence of disadvantaged women by providing them with professional attire, a network of support and career development tools. Young Executives for Success (Y.E.S!) is a volunteer branch of Dress for Success composed of female professionals whose nine-to-five jobs make it challenging to volunteer and connect directly with clients of Dress for Success. Y.E.S! members promote the mission of Dress for Success through volunteering and fundraising events, such as Shop for Success, that take place during off/after hours. 

A Lady Always Drinks Responsibly TM 
©2013 Skinnygirl Cocktails, Deerfield, IL; Avg. Analysis: All Products: Protein 0g, Fat 0g; Vodka with Natural Flavors (per 1.5 oz.): Calories 75.6, Carbs 0g; Cocktails (per 1.5 oz.): Calories 35.2, Carbs 2g; Sangria (per 5 oz.): Calories 132, Carbs 22.5g; Wine (per 5 oz.): Calories 100, Carbs 4.6g All trademarks are property of their respective owners. Skinnygirl® Cocktails is a registered trademark of Jim Beam Brands Co. and is used with permission. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

MORE Skinnygirl Prosecco Recipes

Here are even MORE Skinnygirl Prosecco recipes to enjoy this holiday season!

Blissful Bellini
3 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
2 parts peach puree

Place ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth.
Pour into a flute glass and enjoy!

Cherry Splash

2 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
1 packet of sweetener
1 part soda water
A splash of cherry juice
1 cherry as garnish (optional)

Add all ingredients into a glass.
Stir quickly to mix and enjoy!

Prosecco Juicer
3 parts Skinnygirl Prosecco, chilled
1 part grapefruit juice, chilled
1 part cranberry juice 
1 part ginger ale
Grapefruit slice for garnish
Mix all juice ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Top with Skinnygirl Prosecco and ginger ale.
Garnish with grapefruit slice and enjoy!

Prosecco Limeade
2 parts of Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
2 parts limeade
Lime wheels for garnish (optional)
Sweetener (optional)

Add all ingredients into a stemless wine glass.

Prosecco Mojito
1 part Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
1 part Light Rum
1 tsp. agave nectar
3 parts lime juice
Splash of lime flavored sparkling water
3 sprigs of mint

Shake rum, lemon juice and agave nectar in cocktail shaker with ice. 
Top with Skinnygirl™ Prosecco and pour into tall Collins glass.
Muddle in mint leaves and enjoy!

Prosecco Pomegranate Spritzer
1 part pomegranate juice
3 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco

Fill ¼ of a champagne flute with pomegranate juice.
Top with Skinnygirl™ Prosecco and enjoy!

Prosecco Slush
1 part Skinnygirl™ Prosecco 
1 part Light Rum 
2 parts frozen lemonade
1 part seltzer

Blend with a little crushed ice and pour into a flute glass.

White Cherry Sparkling Punch
1 part Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka
1 part Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
4 parts cranberry juice
1 lemon, sliced

Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl with ice.
Use a ladle to serve punch in a martini glass.  Enjoy!

Prosecco Float
2 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
1 part fat-free vanilla ice cream
Handful of raspberries

Mix Prosecco and ice cream into a coupe glass.
Add in raspberries and serve!

Cheers! @OhHellYes