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) :) 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice job Mike!