Holiday Entertaining Like a Lady with Skinnygirl Cocktails

Last week I was invited to learn how to entertain like a lady with Skinnygirl Cocktails. There are so many holiday parties this year and I may have missed a few of my finishing classes when it comes to hosting like a lady. Thank god beauty and lifestyle expert Chantel Guertin was there to teach us a few lessons in holiday hosting, cooking, and decorating!

So let’s get down to the nitty gritty part about holiday hosting: while those PBR’s and cheap bottles of wine may  be fine for the rest of the year, the calories are piling on and your guests are expecting a little something extra for the holidays. Here’s an easy recipe that weighs in at 50 calories and only $2 cocktail:

Naked ‘n Cranberry
Ingredients
– 1 ½ oz. Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
– 2 – 3 oz. diet cranberry juice
In a martini shaker combine vodka and cranberry juice. Fill the martini shaker halfway with ice. Shake for 5-10 seconds, or until very cold. Pour into martini glass. Garnish with fresh cranberries.

There! A quick, easy, and skinny take on the classic vodka and cran!

Next up: appetizers. We made our own vietnamese spring rolls (recipe here) which was actually really easy and didn’t require any deep frying (which quite frankly, terrifies me).

Stocking stuffers, anyone?
From left to right: Naked Vodka, White Cranberry Cosmo, White Peach Margarita (all equally delicious in my books!)
The cosmo and margarita come pre-mixed so you don’t have to worry about mixing and making drinks for your guests all night!

My take on festive chic for the night: leather skirt from Joe Fresh and patterned tights from Secret!

Do you have any holiday hosting secrets? Please share!

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2 Comments

  1. wendy
    December 6, 2012 / 4:49 pm

    My daughter swears by SkinnyGirl; she introduced it to me this summer and I was pleasantly surprised. I’m definitely going to send her your recipes and suggestions, they all sound perfect!

    • JamieLeighTO
      December 6, 2012 / 6:10 pm

      Thanks Wendy! I was shocked at how good the pre-mixed drinks are too!