Archive of ‘Skinny Cocktails’ category

A Holiday Coconut/Cacao Cocktail <3

The Skinny Confidential shares a Bailey's cocktail.

The Skinny Confidential shares a Bailey's cocktail.

The other day on Instagram I posted a pic of coconut/cacao hot chocolate…( SO freaking yummy ) and you guys asked me for a recipe.

Annnnnd today I’m sharing it…BUT I added Bailey’s ( so sue me ).

First off, I had a full on love affair with this little recipe because it’s that good. I fully just sat alone in my house with Spotify’s Christmas Jazz station on repeat pretending like I was in the depths of winter in Alaska with a blazing fire.

When in reality it’s like, 70 to 75 degrees in San Diego.

The Skinny Confidential shares a Bailey's cocktail.

You should see people here though; they’re in full blown UGG’s with wool scarves, leg warmers, jackets, & North Face vests, acting as if they’re experiencing The Land Beyond The Wall in “Game of Thrones” exclaiming “can’t you believe this weather! It’s freezing!” All while checking out at the grocery store buying logs & heated blankets.

This is real life in SD right now.

Before we get all dramatic, A.) it’s not cold at all ( I just got back from NYC so I’m feeling pretttttty savvy to what’s cold ) & B.) I’m jealous of places that are cold in winter because I want to drink warm drinks by the fire.

…but I mightttttt be wearing a vest & scarf right now too? So I guess I’m just as guilty?

Ok let’s get to the hot chocolate…with a spin though: cacao nibs & coconut flakes!!  Here’s a quick video tutorial of how to DIY.

Soooo good it hurts. The recipe is seriously the easiest thing in the world:

+ 1/2 cup coffee

+ 1/2 cup almond milk ( make sure it doesn’t contain this nasty-ass, sicky ingredient )

+ 1 ( or 2 ) shots of Bailey’s

+ Sprinkle coconut flakes or add a few drops of coconut sugar ( it’s a liquid )

+ Sprinkle cacao chips ( sometimes I melt them before I add them )

+ Add a couple of marshmallows because DUH! 

( Option: dash of pumpkin pie spice to get super festive-y )

Directions: on a stove heat up coffee and almond milk. Add to a holiday mug. Add Bailey’s. Sprinkle coconut flakes or add coconut sugar. Sprinkle cacao nibs or heat them up for an added touch. Dash on pumpkin pie spice or marshmallows. Cheers! x

The Skinny Confidential shares a Bailey's cocktail.

Also, I HAVE TO KNOW! WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL?

Any that I have to try?

Lately I’ve also been love this apple cider whiskey drink; I may or may not be wrapping presents with it this weekend.

Don’t forget to check out TSC: Holiday/NYE Lookbook for last minute gifts.

Enjoy the weekend, Lauryn xx

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Video: Chris Tran Media

The Skinny Confidential shares a Bailey's cocktail.

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:

The Skinny Confidential x Burlap & Crystal Thanksgiving.

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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++ Video outfit: beanieblack topblack jeans, & lipstick

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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