Cocktails & Spirits

Skinnygirl Shows You How to Throw an Oscars Party

Yes, we're stereotyping a bit here at Clean Plate Charlie, but women right now are preparing for the biggest evening in television...the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

On Sunday, February 24, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will host the awards, hopefully channeling Stewie Griffin the entire time.

We can't wait to see the gorgeous gowns and the faces of the losers when the camera pans to them as their names aren't called to the stage.

Skinnygirl Cocktails, the pre-mixed, low-calorie alcoholic beverages created by former Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel, is making sure we're set for the Oscars with a host of cool stuff.

In what's clearly a spoof of Superbowl mania, the Skinnygirl Facebook

page invites you to start a celebrity fantasy league where you and your

friends can attempt to guess which starlets will shine on the red


There are also downloadable ballots for Oscar night

predictions, printable labels that can be slapped onto bottles of booze

(presumably Skinnygirl brand) to be used as mock trophies, and our

favorite -- a downloadable Skinnygirl step-and-repeat so that you can

twirl your way down your own private red carpet.

If only a real red carpet will do, Skinnygirl is also giving away a trip to Hollywood to attend the both the Fashion Police: 2013 Academy Awards Special and the E! After Party.

Add in a host of low-cal drink recipes, and you've all set to root for Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway to take the win.

Here's a drink recipe, compliments of Skinnygirl to get you started:

The Starlet
1 1/2 parts Skinnygirl cucumber vodka
2 parts club soda
splash of cranberry juice (no sugar added)

Build into a tall ice-filled glass.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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