Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sizzle Your Way Through Cooler Temperatures with Skinnygirl Cocktails!

The weather had definitely been on the cooler side lately and due to the dropping temperatures, there is always a need to turn up the heat and ease the chill. Whether it's stirred, shaken or even spicy, Skinnygirl Cocktails are here to help keep us warm and cozy this winter. In addition to a few deliciously, warm cocktails, there are other things we can do to survive the chilly temperatures while keeping your sanity during this cold season, Check out the awesome tips below!

Stay active! Even though most of us tend to stay inside during the harsh weather and would rather curl up on the sofa than go outside, it is still beneficial to keep an active routine. There are actually many outdoor activities that can be fun during the winter such as skiing, snowboarding or ice skating. If you dont' live in a snowy area, maintaining an active lifestyle ~ especially if you're used to exercising outside ~ can be invigorating. Bike riding, walking or running are certainly activities that can be done year 'round!

Take care of your skin. The dry winter air can play havoc with not only your skin but also with your health. A great moisturizer can be a lifesaver during the winter as well as a humidifier in the home. For those that prefer a more natural way to moisturize, things like essential oils are an excellent alternative. Coconut Oil or Argan Oil are very moisturizing and both are all-natural, not to mention that Coconut Oil has a million other awesome uses! 

So, while taking care of yourself during the winter is important, it's also nice to cuddle up with a warm or spicy beverage to take care of the chill! Skinnygirl Cocktails is all about warming up these cold weathered months with a little kick of chili pepper and hot sauce for a spicy boost and if you're looking for a cute way to add more flavor, try chili powder on the rim of any margarita or cocktail. 

Spicy Lime Margarita
  • 5 parts Skinnygirl Spicy Lime Margarita
  • Sliced red pepper for garnish
  • Chili powder mixed with coarse salt for rimming the glass
Preparation: Rim a rocks glass with the chili powder mixture and pour in the margarita. Garnish with a sliced red pepper.

Skinnygirl Firecracker
  • 2 parts Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka
  • 2 parts low-sodium tomato juice
  • Splash of fresh lemon juice
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Sprinkle of celery salt
  • Lime for garnish
  • Cucumber for garnish
Preparation: Mix all ingredients, pour over ice and garnish with the cucumber and lime.

Skinnygirl Mulled Wine
  • 1 bottle of Skinnygirl Pinot Noir
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • 1/4 part whole cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 whole nutmeg, cracked with the side of a chef's knife into a few pieces
  • 1 orange peel
  • Agave nectar to taste
  • Lemon slice for garnish
  • Star anise for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish
Preparation: Pour wine into a large saucepan and cook over low heat. Make a sachet with the spices by tying them together in cheesecloth and put the sachet into the saucepan. Let the mixture simmer for thirty minutes then add the agave nectar to taste. Pour the wine through a strainer and serve in a heatproof glass. Garnish with lemon slice, star anise and cinnamon sticks.

Enjoy and stay warm!

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