Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Celebrate National Wine Day with Skinnygirl!

Not only does this Saturday kick off Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th is also National Wine Day! And what better way to celebrate than with Skinnygirl Cocktails??! 


While wine is delightful any day of year, it may tickle your taste buds even more this May 25, the day set aside to honor its goodness – National Wine Day! What better way to celebrate than with a guilt-free option from Skinnygirl™, The Wine Collection?!

Allow us to begin by introducing the new girl to the party – Skinnygirl™ Moscato - sweet, refined and delectably light. Relaxing with a glass of Skinnygirl™ Moscato in your hands might just be the most heavenly way to enjoy yourself on this this vino-filled day! 

Each option from Skinnygirl™, The Wine Collection brings a unique taste to the table and pairs just right with your favorite hors d'oeuvres.  Below, please find some perfect party pairings that will tempt your taste buds, without the guilt! 

·         Skinnygirl Moscato paired with Minty Mango Salsa - The natural flavors of tropical fruits and mango in the Moscato compliment the crisp, fresh flavors of the salsa.
·         Skinnygirl White Wine Slush paired with Blueberry Almond Crostinis The light-bodied wine and zesty lemon flavor of the White Wine Slush pair perfectly with the sweet and nutty flavors of this delightful finger food.
·         Skinnygirl California Rosé paired with Green Goddess Dip with Vegetable Crudites- Bright floral notes of the Rosé accent the earthy greens of the Green Goddess Dip, making the perfect summer afternoon snack.
·         Skinnygirl California Red paired with Balsamic Caprese Skewers - The soft blackberry and plum flavors of the red wine compliment the ripe tomato and are balanced with the delicate and creamy texture of the mozzarella.


And here are the recipes:

Moscato Pairing:

Skinnygirl™ Moscato
5 parts Skinnygirl™ Moscato
Optional pear or mango for garnish

Pour chilled Skinnygirl™ Moscato into your favorite white wine glass or flute. Garnish with fresh pear or mango to accent the natural fruit flavors.

Minty Mango Salsa
1 large ripe mango, peeled and diced
1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilis
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. minced fresh mint leaves
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
Tortilla chips (optional)

In a small bowl, combine the mango, pepper, chilis, onion, juice, mint leaves and ginger.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.  Serve with tortilla chips or alongside your meal with chilled Skinnygirl™ Moscato

White Pairing:

Skinnygirl™ White Wine Slush
5 parts glass of Skinnygirl™ California White wine
2 parts frozen lemonade
1 part soda water
Lemon peel twist for garnish

Blend ingredients with crushed ice and pour into a flute glass. Finish with soda water and garnish with a twist of lemon.

Blueberry Almond Crostinis
1/4 cup light ricotta cheese
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
3/4 cup blueberries
4 slices low-calorie whole grain bread, toasted
2 tbsp. sliced almonds, toasted

In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, honey and lemon zest.  Slowly fold in blueberries.  Cut each toasted bread slice diagonally into four equal pieces, and divide blueberry mixture among bread pieces.  Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve with aSkinnygirl™ White Wine Slush or a glass of Skinnygirl™ California White.

Rosé Pairing:

Skinnygirl™ California Rosé
5 parts Skinnygirl™ California Rosé

Pour Rosé into a wine glass and enjoy!

Green Goddess Dip with Vegetable Crudites
1 cup fat free sour cream
1/2 cup goat cheese 
1/4 cup fresh tarragon, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
1/3 cup green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
Salt and ground pepper to taste
Pinch of sugar

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and use a fork to whisk together until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with raw vegetables and enjoy with a glass of Skinnygirl™ California Rosé

Red Pairing:

Skinnygirl™ California Red Wine
5 parts Skinnygirl™ California Red
Pour into a wine glass and sip away!

Balsamic Caprese Skewers 
Cherry tomatoes
Mozzarella balls, patted dry with a paper towel
Basil leaves
Balsamic vinegar

Using 6-inch bamboo skewers, first place a cherry tomato, then a large basil leaf followed by a mozzarella ball.  Continue these steps until you have the amount of skewers you desire. Arrange them on a platter and sprinkle with a bit of pepper.  Serve with balsamic vinegar or drizzle over top, just remember to drizzle right before serving so that your basil leaves don't wilt. Serve withSkinnygirl™ California Red.

Change it up: Cut up green, orange, red or yellow peppers into square pieces to add a burst of color.

So drink up, relax, and enjoy some Skinnygirl this weekend!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bethenny goes to Canada!

The lovely Miss Bethenny Frankel visited Toronto yesterday for a public appearance to promote Skinnygirl Cocktails & to further support Dress For Success.

Check out all the pictures from #SkinnygirlTO:

The original Skinnygirl, Bethenny Frankel shares tips for effortless outdoor entertaining and “Summer Styling Like a Lady” with the excited crowd of fans that gathered in Toronto on May 14th, 2013. The event celebrated the unveiling of the new “girls,”Skinnygirl® Mojito and Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka, available just in time for summer. (Ryan Emberley)

The original Skinnygirl, Bethenny Frankel strikes a pose at the “Summer Styling Like a Lady” event in Toronto on May 14th, 2013, where Skinnygirl® Cocktails unveiled its new “girls,” Skinnygirl® Mojito and Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka, available just in time for summer. (Ryan Emberley)

The original Skinnygirl, Bethenny Frankel strikes a pose at the “Summer Styling Like a Lady” event in Toronto on May 14th, 2013, where Skinnygirl® Cocktails unveiled its new “girls,” Skinnygirl® Mojito and Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka, available just in time for summer. (Ryan Emberley)

How good does B look?!?! And check out those sexy shoes on the Original Skinnygirl ;)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Gatsby-fy your booze with Skinnygirl!

So, did anyone see The Great Gatsby this weekend? What did you think? 

I haven't seen it yet (in 3D of course!), but the soundtrack is THE BOMB! It is seriously so good! 

Use these bright ideas from Skinnygirl Cocktails & give it a listen at your Gatsby-inspired party...

Summer is almost here and warm weather means cool cocktails!  Cool down with some refreshing sips  and simple entertaining tips from Skinnygirl Cocktails, inspired by what is sure to be one of the summer’s hottest blockbusters- “The Great Gatsby”!

Cocktailing was an essential part of “The Great Gatsby” storyline, and Skinnygirl® Cocktails has all the tools you need to capture the style and sophistication of the era with an elegant garden gala.

Simple ideas can have a big impact so check out these easy breezy tips to hosting your own Skinnygirl-chic garden party

  • Set the scene by stringing trees and bushes with white lights.  Candlelit hurricane lamps, votive candles in mason jars or paper bags filled with a bit of sand and tea lights are also great ways to illuminate your space.
  • Spruce up an otherwise casual outdoor table with real silverware, elegant tablecloths, cloth napkins and, of course, decorative centerpieces.
  • Fresh flowers add a touch of elegance to any table.  Whether roses, orchids or daises in honor of Miss Daisy Buchanan herself, a fresh cut bouquet from your own backyard or your local supermarket makes the perfect centerpiece.
  • Add splashes of color by filling a glass bowl with fruit — lemons or limes add a burst of brightness while cranberries or cherries look ultra-chic.
  • Honor the Roaring 20’s and jazz up your party by playing the Early Jazz, Louis Armstrong or Duke Ellington station on Pandora. 

Celebrate the Gatsby era by mixing up these classic cocktails, with a modern Skinnygirl twist!

As if those ideas weren't fun enough, WAIT til you mix up these cocktail concoctions!


Skinnygirl Mint Julep
This Skinnygirl take on the easy-to-make julep is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day.

1.5 oz Skinnygirl™ Cucumber Vodka
1 lime wedge
2 large basil leaves
3 oz soda water
2 large mint leaves

Squeeze lime wedge into glass.  Muddle lime wedge with mint, basil and vodka.  Add ice. Top with soda water.  Garnish with mint leaves. 

Daisy Dirty Martini
The classic cocktail gets contemporized with low-cal Skinnygirl Cocktails Vodka.

1.5 oz Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka
Splash of dry vermouth
Fresh olives to garnish

Shake with ice, pour into a martini glass and garnish with fresh olives.

Gatsby Gimlet
Simple yet sophisticated like Mr. Gatsby himself

1.5 oz Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka
1.5 oz fresh lime juice

Shake with ice, strain into a chilled martini glass.

Summertime Sipper
Summertime and the sipping is easy with this fun, fizzy spritzer made with Skinnygirl™ Moscato, the newest addition to The Wine Collection.

4 oz Skinnygirl™ Moscato Wine
Splash of soda water
Slice of pear, peach or mango for garnish

Pour chilled Moscato into a flute glass with a little crushed ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a slice of your fave fresh fruit.

West Egg Punch
Named after the town from which Gatsby hailed, this festive punch can be prepared in a big batch ahead of time.  Make in a glass drink dispenser for guests to serve themselves.

1.5 oz Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka
1 oz lemonade
2 oz sparkling water
Watermelon slices
Lemon Twist

Muddle strawberries and watermelon slices. Add vodka and fill with sparkling water and add lemonade. Garnish with a lemon twist and a strawberry.

The Garden Party
Champagne was a Gatsby partygoer favorite.  This modernized champagne cocktail is perfect for toasting with friends.

1 oz Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka
2 oz champagne
Frozen cherry

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

How do those look? So good, right?! 
Share pictures of your Great Gatsby gala on Twitter with me (@OhHellYes) and Skinnygirl Cocktails (@Skinnygirl) :)