While the days of poolside parties and outdoor cocktail hours have passed, fall entertaining provides equally satisfying entertaining opportunities to pursue. Embrace the sweater weather and put those apples, pumpkins and fall leaves that you've collected to good use by hosting a Harvest Party this season!
The original Skinnygirl, Bethenny Frankel and Skinnygirl Cocktails want to share their favorite entertaining tips and recipes below to incorporate fall flavors, festive decor and a bit of friendly competition into your seasonal soiree.
Cocktail Challenge - For a little competitive fun, put out a variety of drink ingredients and invite your guests to mix up their best cocktails. Once the mixing is complete, give each guest an acorn or small pinecone to place in front of their cocktail ~ the drink with the most acorns or pinecones wins! Below, we've included some recipes sure to be crowd pleasers and earn anyone a top spot!
Pretty Pumpkin - Lay out mini pumpkins and challenge your guests to a Halloween or Fall-themed decorating contest. Provide black lace, glitter, paint and other crafting materials to inspire their creativity. Again, use acorns or pinecones to place in front of the favorite with the winner being awarded a bottle of Skinnygirl Spicy Lime Margarita!
Chill Out - Hallow out a pumpkin and fill with ice to chill bottles of your white wine, like Skinnygirl Moscato and Skinnygirl Pinot Grigio.
Mark it up - Add a rustic touch by serving wine in chalkboard wine glasses. Guests will never lose their glass and you can serve up your favorite reds, such as Skinnygirl Pinot Noir and Skinnygirl Cabernet Sauvignon, on a chilly autumn night.
- 1 part Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka
- 3 parts apple juice/cider
- 1/2 part light rum
- Apple slice for garnish
Preparation: Mix ingredients in a shaker and pour into a chilled glass over ice. Garnish with an apple slice.
- 1 1/2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
- 3 parts cranberry juice
- 1 part orange juice
Preparation: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour over ice.