Tuesday, October 8, 2013

HALLOWEEN: Skinnygirl Style!

Bethenny Frankel knows that Halloween isn’t just for kids – this year, the Skinnygirl mogul would love to share some of her tricks and treats to help put you in the “spirit” with Skinnygirl® Cocktails.  Don’t let your fear of hosting haunt you, check out these tips to ensure your Halloween prep is anything but scary.

·         Coordinate your costume with a complimentary cocktail paring! Dressing up is one of Bethenny’s favorite Halloween events and if you and your gal pals plan on donning your favorite witchy costumes, why not complete the themed ensemble with a glass of Hocus Pocus Punch? Or sip on a refreshing glass of Piña Ghoul-ada should you choose to channel your inner glam-pire.

·         Hosting a pumpkin carving party? Don’t toss those “guts” just yet. Bethenny is all about smart choices when it comes to snacking. Drizzle the pumpkin seeds with olive oil and your favorite sweet or savory spices (try cinnamon sugar or cayenne pepper) and bake.  Voila!  You’ve got a tasty treat straight from the entertaining guru herself.

·         Maintain that “ghoulish” figure by skipping the temptation of the candy bar in favor of a healthy Halloween Snack ‘O Lantern while enjoying a Fright-tini.

Below please find some recipes from Bethenny so you can create your own “bewitching brew” and make this Halloween spook-tacular. 

·         2 parts Skinnygirl™ Tangerine Vodka
·         1 part fresh blood orange juice
·         Optional: candy corn for garnish

1.       Combine blood orange juice and vodka in an ice shaker
2.       Strain and pour into a frosted martini glass
3.       Optional: garnish with candy corn and enjoy! 

Hocus Pocus Punch
  • 1 bottle Skinnygirl® Sangria
  • 1 blood orange, sliced into wedges
  • 1 red apple, halved and thinly sliced
  • Optional: black licorice for garnish

  1. Combine all ingredients into a large pitcher
  2. Add ice
  3. Chill for at least 30 minutes to set
  4. Optional: garnish with licorice wand and enjoy!
* Makes six servings

Piña Ghoul-ada
  • Skinnygirl® Piña Colada
  • “Blood” garnish
    • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
    • 1/4 teaspoons red food coloring
  • Optional: gummy eyeball candy for garnish

  1. Pour the corn syrup in a shallow bowl and add a few drops of red food coloring.
  2. Stir with a toothpick to combine.
  3. Hold a glass by the stem, dip rim into the syrup mixture, and turn glass, coating entire rim.
  4. Turn the glass upright, allowing mixture to drip down sides. Repeat for desired number of glasses.
  5. Pour chilled Skinnygirl® Piña Colada into prepared glasses to serve. 
  6. Optional: garnish with gummy eyeball candy and enjoy!

Snack O’ Lantern
  • Navel orange
  • Canned or fresh fruit salad
  1. To make one lantern, use a small knife to slice the top off a navel orange and cut around its interior to hollow it out.
  2. Scoop out the orange segments, chop them, and mix them with canned or fresh fruit salad.
  3. Carve small facial features in one side of the orange, then cut a slit in the lid to accommodate the handle of a green plastic spoon.
  4. Fill the lantern with fruit salad.
  5. Insert the spoon and set the lid in place.

Roasted Pumpkin “Guts”
·         Pumpkin “guts” (gooey orange and seed mixture)
·         1 tablespoon of light olive oil
·         Dash of your favorite spices (try sea salt, cayenne pepper or cinnamon sugar)

1.       Separate pumpkin seeds from gooey pumpkin “guts” into a bowl.
2.       Toss the seeds with olive oil.
3.       Add your favorite spice to taste.
4.       Spread the seeds out on a cookie tray and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
5.       Stir frequently to avoid sticking.
6.       When the seeds are dried out and toasted, remove from oven to cool and enjoy!

Are you having a Halloween party? I am! Tweet me your costumes & party ideas @OhHellYes!

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