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Blackberry Bubbles With Burlap & Crystal: Part II

The Skinny Confidential x Burlap & Crystal Thanksgiving.

The Skinny Confidential x Burlap & Crystal Thanksgiving.

Happy Wednesday!!!

It’s a very happy Wednesday indeed because tomorrow is THANKSGIVING. The best holiday ever right? I mean? Eating, drinking, relaxing? Ya.

Yesterday my stepmom, Julie from Burlap & Crystal and I shared how to set a thanksgivs table ( part I ) & today we’re sharing a TG cocktail that will knock your F-ing thigh highs off ( part II ).

Basically we like to call this purple-ish, delicious heaven: Blackberry Bubbles. MMMM hmmm. Enjoy:

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Julie found some super cute purple, cocktail sugar & we lined our glasses ( using a lime to wet the rim of the glass ) with the pretty sugar. Then Julie invented ( ok, maybe not invented but basically ) THE BEST THING EVER: putting a scoop of blackberry sorbet in the bottom of the champs glass.

UMMMMMMMMmmm. Is there anything better?

Caution: when pouring the bubbly, go slow. Slow & steady definitely wins this race. You don’t want the bubbles overflowing.

Lastly add a blackberry for garnish & add a DIY wine charm for a fun added touch.

So ya, don’t worry if you’re crazed right now— we always got ya covered if you’re big hurry. Here’s a quick video to sum it up FAST:

Also, I should mention: if you guys want a last minute recipe, YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS BRUSSELS SPROUTS RECIPE. It’s my favorite Thanksgiving recipe ever ( besides homemade cranberry sauce, corn bread, & fresh turkey— LOL ). I guess I just love Thanksgiving in general though so I’m bias.

Are you guys liking the extra video on the blog? Let me know! I hope so because it’s a fun way to connect with you guys & keep it really real. Thoughts?

Ok, happy Thanksgiving cuties— enjoy some blackberry bubbly ( w/ an extra scoop of sorbet )! Hashtag your pics on Insta as #theskinnyconfidential so I can check your Thxgivs out too.

Love/love/love, Lauryn

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Photos: B & C || Video: Chris Tran Media

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Kombucha Spritzer Tutorial From The Skinny Confidential Book

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite cocktail recipes.

The Skinny Confidential x Kombucha.

If you’ve read The Skinny Confidential book then you’re familiar with this serious dime of a recipe: Kombucha Spritzers!!

A couple of weeks ago I posted an Instagram of mint Kombucha x champagne & you guys asked a bunch of questions so I figured I’d do a full post.

These are kind of a no-brainer, duh, need this in my life-kinda cocktail. Because who doesn’t want to have their cake & eat it too?

Probiotics x champagne?? I mean?? Does anyone even have to ask?

Here’s a little, quick video on how to whip this up for the weekend:

If you’re afraid of the cultures in Kombucha…DON’T BE!!!

THEY’RE FULL OF PROBIOTICS ( << potential post? I think so. ). Probiotics are good bacterias…basically they’re “probiotics are microorganisms that offer some form of health benefit to the host – they can be found in various different foods. Probiotics are believed to play very important roles in regulating proper intestinal function and digestion— by balancing intestinal microflora ( source ).”

You can read more about one of my favorite drinks here.

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Other options: add a spoonful of chia seeds ( I know, I’m obsessed, sorry ), a lemon wedge, a couple raspberries, &/or mint leaves.

Another Kombucha cocktail recipe ( w/ pinot grigio ) can be found here. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to The Skinny Confidential YouTube channel; I’m getting realllll in to video!

Cheers! x Lauryn

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MEOW! A Skinny Apple Fizz

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

MEOW!!!

This cocktail is real hot for fall.

I’m so into it right now because who doesn’t like to get their buzz on while drinking a serving of fruit?

HA!

Super simple: one shot vodka ( or three? ) ( << I like Tito’s because IT’S THE BEST EVER! ), a splash of real ( like, real, real…not ‘Simply Apple’ or any of that fake bullshit ), a splash of ginger beer or ginger ale, & top with sparkling water. I also added a little pinch of pumpkin pie spice because I wanted to get realllll festive over here.

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS MARTINI SHAKER? I bought it at Target AKA Tarjay & just love it.

( Wolf or chihuahua? You decide. I feel like I have no idea ).

But cute, right?…so powerful & proud:

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

So this lil fizz is fun to make for Halloween parties…plus if you have kids you can tell them “it’s Mommy’s apple juice.”

& boy oh boy, is Mommy’s apple juice tasty.

But beware: don’t shake the ginger beer & sparkling water in the martini shaker…it will explode. This has happened to me about six million times. Just shake the vodka & apple juice together, pour over ice, & then splash the ginger beer or ale, and sparkling water. Garnish with an apple slice & some bomb-ass pumpkin pie spice AND BAM!!!

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

The Skinny Confidential's apple fizz.

It’s just like a fall, apple picking, pumpkin hay ride your in mouth. Everything the season’s supposed to be & more…

Ok, do I need to convince you any more to try this deliciousness?

Maybe?

Ok, just watch this video I made with Chris Tran Media last week above…cheers!

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Rosé Skinny Sangria Bar

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.
In my experience, Sangria has always been meh.

( ‘Meh’ is my new word, by the way. Definition: Indifference; to be used when one simply does not care. A: What do you want for dinner? B: Meh. )

But honestly, it’s never really done it for me.

I mean, ya there’s fruit ( love ) & wine ( double love ), but I feel like it typically contains way too much sugar, unnecessary alcohol(s) AKA liqueur, & the wrong wine ( no one wants Merlot in summer— just saying ).

SO.

What’s a girl to do?

Make her own skinny Rosé Sangria, naturally.

Presenting…skinny summer sangria:

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.

Rosé is summer water.

It’s light, dry, & crisp-ish.

P.S. don’t confuse Rosé with white Zinfandel— they’re completely different.

Just trust me & give Rosé a try. Just PLEASE. One try; you won’t be disappointed because it’s literally insane. ESP Whispering Angel ( << this isn’t a sponsored post, I just really like WA Rosé ).

Anyway. Back to the skinny Sangria.

Shocker, but I kind of winged it. First I started off with the ingreds:

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.

And then I incorporated my new patio bar.

Yes.

I have an inside bar cart and outside bar cart. Although this may sound somewhat alarming, it’s not because the cute carts can be used for parties/entertaining/vanities ( not just for alcohol ).

Side note on the bar’s design: I bought this Target bar cart ( << which is on sale!! ) & had it hand painted to match my patio’s aesthetic ( if you’re interested in a similar bar cart, e-mail me at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com & I’ll hook you up with the painter ).

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Ok, so first off, I filled a Mason Jar pitcher with tons of ice ( like, TONS of ice ).

Then I added two bottles of Rosé, 1 bottle of Perrier, & a little bit of Lemon Love Suja ( if you don’t have LL Suja, add fresh lemonade, sparingly ).

Again, I’m totally not a measuring cup kind of girl, so bear with me.

After adding the liquid I threw in my favorite berries ( raspberries & boysenberries ), Meyer lemon wedges ( DER! ), a couple apple slices, a handful of chopped mint & CHIA SEEDS ( yessss, chia seeds AKA one of the healthiest foods on the planet— they’re full of protein & benefits…& oh-so-good! ) AND then…I kind of churred the mixture ( like butter circa 1800 ) with a wooden stick.

MMMhhmmm.

Soooo delicious & literally the perfect summer cocktail because who the doesn’t love a Rosé Sangria bar?

If you’re not a fan, you’re totally killing my summer vibe.

Cheers!

x L

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DIY Refresher AKA Chemical-Free, Fresh Squeezed “Soda”

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I’m a fresh squeezed, homemade, wanna know the ingredients “soda” pop kinda girl.

Definitely not an aspartame, disease-filled, crap-filled chemical Diet Coke kinda girl.

Ya with me?

And if you’ve seen the news lately, you’ve seen that there’s been fires all over San Diego.

It’s debiliaiting to watch the fires spread across the county, destroying memories, homes, & lives.

‘They’ ( who’s ‘they’ anyway? ) haven’t found out what’s the cause of the fires but there’s a gnarly Santa Ana sweeping SD. It’s been very sad last couple of days of our city. See more here.

On that note, lemme just say for SD standards, it’s also been hot as balls.

Like, seriously, seriously hotttttt as balls.

Hello F-ing Santa Ana winds! Geez.

So the other day I whipped up this lil refresher ( because Starbucks’ ‘Refreshers’ are full of shit ) for friends to stay cool:

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Just for record: I’m not opposed to adding champagne to this.

ESP on a hot summer day.

Mmmm….

Anyway, I like to shake this ‘soda’ mixture in a martini shaker BUT make sure to add the grapefruit Perrier afterwards. Let’s just say bubbles & a martini shaker are like oil and water— they don’t mix. You don’t want an overflowing mess, so add the Perrier on top after the fruit mixture been shaken. The pink color is from Suja’s delish flavor ‘Spark’ but you can sub pomegranate juice too ( use just a splash or two ).

Lil tip: I use my martini shaker ( w/ measurements on it ) ALL the time even when there’s no alcohol involved. I mix my own dressings & make sexy, DIY fruit mixtures ( with real fruit, not concentrate- get your mind outta the gutter ).

Try this summertime pink, grapefruit TSC soda & thank me later.

Also, please pray for San Diego! xx L

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