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Summer Porch Drink

The Skinny Confidential talks sangria.

The Skinny Confidential talks sangria.

I feel like homemade sangria sounds intimidating.

Like it sounds like a bunch of work muddling fruit, mixing juices, & finding the right wine…ugh.

So in true Skinny Confidential-style, I’m going to make the whole thing painless & dare I say…EASY/QUICK.

I’ve been playing with sangria for the past couple weeks & I can promise you this recipe literally takes 2 minutes.

And trust me: YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS OVER THE WEEKEND. You’ll be the belle of the ball. Everyone will want to be your best friend. And you’ll look super summer-esque in a crop top & boater hat, sipping iced red wine on the porch.

The Skinny Confidential talks sangria.
The Skinny Confidential talks sangria.

Ok so here’s what you do: I used Eppa Sangria because it’s TWIST OFF ( I LOVE TWIST OFF, because no one wants to ruin their manicure ). There are two kinds, obviously: red & white.

( note: I’ve really been feeling red sangria lately. I like it because it’s unexpected. Red wine in summer? YES. WITH ICE, DUH. It’s very summer in Spain-chic ).

Anyway, I used Eppa’s red sangria which is like ready to go sangria in a bottle. It’s light & fresh, and not overwhelmingly sweet like some other brands. Eppa is also made from organic grapes & superfruits. Plus it has 2x the antioxidants as a regular glass of wine. YES.

Then instead of ice ( don’t want to water it down guys! ), I froze pineapples & mangos. So they’re kind of fruit ice cubes. Fun, right?

The next step was adding a few splashes of Suja’s spicy Lemon Love because I love sour & I love spicy. This gave it an extra ZINGGGG.

Lastly, I threw in mint because who doesn’t love antioxidants in their booze?

If you want it super cold, add regular ice so your red cocktail is glistening.

Oh, & you can make this in a pitcher so everyone can get in on the fun. Or pour it for yourself in a cute, litte mason jar.

The Skinny Confidential talks sangria.
The Skinny Confidential talks sangria.

If you’re doing a pitcher size, here are some lazy girl measurements:

TSC’s Summer Porch Drink

1 bottle of white or red Eppa Sangria
A couple splashes of Suja’s spicy Lemon Love
Frozen pineapple chunks
Frozen mango chunks
A handful of mint

Directions: mix everything together with a big spoon in a pitcher. Option to add ice. Garnish with a mint leaf ( remember to clap the mint before you garnish for added flavor ). Serve with a cute straw. Cheers!

This is a total porch drink that would work well at anytime of day because technically it’s juice right?

Happy sangria summer!

lauryn, x

{ how to host a rosé sangria bar here }

The Skinny Confidential talks sangria.


Mint Kombucha Vodkas…Because Hey, It’s A Holiday

The Skinny Confidential talks mint kombucha vodkas.

The Skinny Confidential talks mint kombucha vodkas.

I am overwhelmed.

Overwhelmed because of YOU.

Your support & comments made me cry on my post about jaw surgery. I’m not a habitual crier but you guys are all so AMAZING that I kind of broke down. I have a LONG road to recovery but with all my ‘friends’ online & family, I know I’ll be just fine. So thank you all. Seriously, really, thank, thank, thank you!

Ok, enough about that, let’s talk about probiotic cocktails.

YES. You read that correctly.

Cocktails with probiotics.

If that’s not cool, I don’t know what is?

Fourth of July is on Saturday obviously ( & if you don’t live in the US, you should still try these & celebrate…because it’s the weekend, mkay ). Bring these cocktails to a pool party & everyone will want to be your best friend.

Plus you’ll be drinking…healthy-ishly. Kombucha is full of good bacteria AKA probiotics AKA those weird slippery things at the bottom.

The Skinny Confidential talks mint kombucha vodkas.

Some benefits of Kombucha according to this source:

♥ liver detoxification
♥ improved pancreas function
♥ increased energy
♥ better digestion
♥ improved mood ( helps with anxiety/depression )
♥ kills Candida ( yeast )
♥ helps nutrient assimilation
♥ weight loss

O M GEE, RIGHT.

Here’s what you do:

Need more of a breakdown? No problem:

♡ TSC Mint Kombucha Vodkas:

1-2 ounces of vodka ( I like gluten-free Tito’s )
A couple splashes of sparkling water
A couple of splashes of Kombucha ( guava is amazing )
Fresh mint ( I like A LOT )
Shaved ginger
Grapefruit bitters ( if you don’t have this, use a squeeze of lemon )
Handful of ice

Directions: add ice to a chilled glass. Add vodka & top with a little sparkling water. Add 1/2 cup of your favorite Kombucha on top. Grab mint & clap it between your hands ( << this brings out the flavor ). Use mint as a garnish & mix it into the cocktail. Top with a couple dashes of grapefruit bitters ( or lemon ) & shave some ginger on top ( use a cheese grater to shave ginger! ). Option: add raspberries for a festive flair. CHEERS!

The Skinny Confidential talks mint kombucha vodkas.

Mixing Kombucha with alcohol kind of cancels the bad stuff out, right?

No but really, at least I’m getting my probiotics when I have a little cocktail-poo.

If you want to get crazy, go buy a huge pitcher & make this in bulk. I feel like you might as well for a holiday like 4th of July because you’re most likely distracted by the pool, boys, cute flamingo floats, &/or the BBQ. Just make sure you store it in the fridge so it’s super cold…YUM.

I can already picture you guys in your cute bikinis, mingling around the pool/beach sipping mint kombucha vodka in a sexy wide brimmed hat.

JEALOUS AS I’LL BE BED RIDDEN WATCHING GREY’S ANATOMY.

Have a sip for me, k?

Anyway, one last question before I go: what’s a cocktail that you want to see skinny style? LMK below & I’ll make it happen.

Ok, have fun this weekend & happy summer!!

love you all, xx lauryn

{ video | wearing: blue tee }

+ More skinny cocktails like this can be found in The Skinny Confidential Book.

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The Skinny Confidential talks mint kombucha vodkas.


Olé!! Got Ya Covered For Cinco De Drinko: Skinny Micheladas!!

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.

It’s getting reallllll festive over here.

These skinny micheladas are kind of the perfect, flirty Cinco De Mayo drink, plus they’re so low on carbs/sugar/calories that you won’t even hate me in the morning.

I’m a big Stella fan ( not sponsored, just love an ice cold Stella ).

Stella is just like the ideal beer, in my opinion. It’s not too sweet, refreshing, & I’m pretty sure ( correct me if I’m wrong, guys ) it’s non-GMO.

Anyway. Let’s talk micheladas:

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.

Any cocktail in my house HAS TO INCLUDE HERBS OR I CAN’T LIVE.

Obviously the fresher the better.

If I could grow my own herbs I’d be Mary Fucking Sunshine everyday, but I can’t. I feel that requires time, patience, & sun ( which our patio is currently lacking ). #dreams

For this little dime, I used fresh rosemary which really pops with the tomatoes & lime.

Here’s a quick little video to get you all excited:

Ok sooooo what’s the recipe??!

It’s so easy it hurts.

Skinny Michelada for Cinco De Drinko:

2 tomatoes
1 lemon
2 limes
Tabasco to taste ( I like it to burn my face off )
A little Worcestershire Sauce
A couple rosemary sticks
Beer— your choice
A little salt for a half rimmed glass

Directions: slice up tomatoes ( cut off stems, obviously ) & add them to a blender. Add the juice of 1 lemon & 1 lime. Add Worcestershire Sauce. Blend ( you can use a food processor too ). Salt the rim of a chilled glass. Add a full beer into the glass. Then pour in tomato concoction. Squeeze the juice of one lime on top. Add a little spicy sauce/Tabasco. Garnish with a rosemary stick. Cheers!

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.

CINCO DE MAYO IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT SPICY NUTS.

YOU GUYS KNOW I LOVEEEE MY SPICY NUTS— YOU HAVEN’T LIVED UNTIL YOU’VE TRIED THEM. K?

I found mine at Whole Foods. If you can’t find them then make your own in 5 seconds. Buy your favorite nuts, add cayenne, a couple squeezes of lemon, & a few drops of olive oil. Mix it up & serve!

I also creeped around Amazon & found these if you’re looking for packaged nuts.

Happy Cinco De Drinko!! ( don’t forget to drink a glass of water for every cocktail you consume ; )!! ).

lauryn, xx

{ dress I’m wearing in video is sold out but this & this look just like it! x }

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.


Come Party With Me, K?

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

WHAT IS MY FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD?

Blowouts, der.

I love my blowouts like I love Farmer’s Market white tulips, chilled cocktails, & Meyer lemons.

HI, HEY UHHH HUGE BLOWOUT advocate over here.

I’m obsessed because I can get my work done ( the wifi is always so damn quick ) & get my hair done. Like at the same time.

You walk in feeling like Sloth from The Goonies & walk out feeling like Gisele, straight off the runway.

AND to get an hour of uninterrupted computer work done is huge for me.

MULTI-TASKING!

Anyway, why we are here today:

THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL IS HOSTING FOUR EVENTS WITH PALM BREEZE AT BLO BLOW DRY BAR!

The first event in San Diego is this Friday, May 8th from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Basically it will be all things girly ( sorry boys ). Think: free blowouts, TSC-approved cocktails ( we’ll get to that ), tropical music, summertime catering, AND I get to meet some of you guys!!

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First things first, cocktail menu.

These drinks are made & tested ( this past weekend, to be specific ) by yours truly.

I am obviously very specific about the ingredients so I created cocktails with a lot of fruits, herbs, & Palm Breeze for a full blown party in your mouth:

♡ The Bikini Breeze:

Real grapefruit juice
Palm Breeze
A drizzle ( …or 3/4 ) of champagne
Garnished with fresh mint

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

♡ Pink PalmTini:

3 splashes of pomegranate juice
Palm Breeze
Splash of sparkling water
Garnished with pomegranate seeds

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

Each event will be catered to fit the summertime vibe so think healthy, delicious, & colorful bites!

The playlist? Got ya covered. We’ll be playing all my favorites from these TSC Spotify Playlists:

THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL Tropical Vibes Playlist
THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL Teeny Weeny Bikini Playlist

Fun, right?!

The other 3 events will be held in Washington D.C. on May 11th, Dallas on May 28th, & Austin on May 29th ( click each city to R.S.V.P.). So come hang— more details to come!

If you’re planning on coming to get a free blowout & say hi, make sure you RSVP.

Can’t wait to meet some of you!

Cheers, lauryn xx

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Palm Breeze. The opinions and text are all mine.

Spicy White Peach Margaritas!!

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.

OOOOhhh have I got a treat for YOU guys!

Spicy peach margaritas.

Cha-cha-cha!

Just in time for spring/summer/poolside/beach days.

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.

I’m super excited about this recipe because it’s definitely a staple.

Plus it’s like, the easiest thing ever.

It’s made with Skinnygirl® White Peach Margarita ready serve so the recipe takes like one second.

I feel like Skinnygirl® Cocktails got in to a room & said ‘hey what’s every woman’s dream?’ And they were all “oh white peach ready serve margarita, duh.”

So presenting SPICY WHITE PEACH MARGARITAS:

1/2 cup Skinnygirl® White Peach Margarita
2 splashes lemonade
1/2 cup sparkling water
Raspberries, mashed
A couple dashes of cayenne
Ice

Directions: shake all mixture (besides the sparkling water— don’t every shake sparkling water, it will explode!!) together in a martini gigger. Pour over ice. Add sparkling water on top & add a couple of pinches of cayenne. For an added touch, mash raspberries & put on top. Option to squeeze extra lemon (Meyer lemon is life). Enjoy!

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.

Two things: 1.) if you’re looking for summer bar cart ideas, check out this post AND 2.) FYI: TSC Bombshell Body Guide contains cocktail recipes…so ya, you can keep it skinny & have a little fun too.

Anyway, obsessed with this recipe. Cayenne pepper & lemon is a dream team. Plus you don’t have to feel guilty because the Skinnygirl® White Peach Margarita is superrrr low on sugar & calories.

A no-guilt cocktail for summer 2015? I’M IN!!!

Cheers! x, Lauryn

P.S. Want insider information & discounts on Skinnygirl® Cocktails? Sign up to be a Skinnygirl® Cocktails Tastemaker here.

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.
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