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Mulled Red Wine: Keeping it Cozy During the Holiday Season

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness for weight loss.

First things first.

Can we talk about my new plaid mugs? OMFG, right?!

And only two are shown…you should see the other two.

I’m super into plaid, plaid, plaid & more plaid, so these babies will also be used year-round.

Oh, & filling them with warm red mulled wine def makes them 10 x cuter.

Yes. Warmed. Red. Mulled. Wine.

So good. So different. So easy.

It takes a minute to make & it’s only four ingredients.

Plus it provides a nice lil’ buzz.

‘Tis the season, right? ; )

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http://theglitterguide.com/2013/12/03/recipe-file-mulled-wine/

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness for weight loss.

 + Mulled Red Wine Ingreds:

<< 1 bottle of red wine

<< A handful of whole cloves

<< A couple of cinnamon sticks

<< Zest of an organic orange

+ Directions: simmer all ingredients over low-medium heat for ten minutes. Strain & pour into mugs. Garnish with the zest of an orange. Mandatory: drink in front of a fire. K?

Woo-hoo.

The perf at home cocktail.

Mulled red wine + Real Housewives + a blazing fire= these are a few of my favorite things.

Cheers!

xx.Lauryn

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Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness for weight loss.

Mulled Red Wine: Keeping it Cozy During the Holiday Season

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness.

Why a Vodka/Cranberry/Soda “Cocktail” Just Doesn’t Cut It

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

I’m typically a wine/light beer/champy-kinda girl. Cocktails like Jack & Coke or pre-bottled mixes turn me off.

If I’m drinking a cocktail it has to be pretty FN-ing amazing…San Fran is known for its craft cocktail bars, so I def took advantage of that this past weekend ( whoops! ).

So. Let’s be clear: craft cocktails are completely different than bottle service at a club. In my opinion, it’s slim pickings in regular bars/clubs/restaurants. So when I come across an insane speakeasy-type bar, I’m pretttty excited.

Reasons I’m a craft cocktail brat:

+ The freshest ingreds, ever. Usually from the local farmer’s market.

+ Made with in-house bitters & syrups ( << so there’s no added chemical crap ).

+ Delicious, unique flavor pairings.

+ Seasonal fruits are celebrated. Examps: fresh berries in the summer or grapefruit in the winter.

+ Herbs galore…basil, mint, thyme, cilantro, etc.

+ All of the bartenders are typically mixologists & know their shit.

On Friday night we went to a lil gem called Big Speakeasy. I died & went to heaven when the hottie bartender made me a kumquat, rye bourbon, Meyer lemon, & cayenne cocktail with the freshest ingredients ever. Some other craft bars we tested out in SF: The Alembic Bar, Local Edition, Absinthe, & Tradition Mixology Bar. All these have amaze cocktails & ambience ( << think Roaring 20′s/Prohibition era/secret entrances ).

You can find some of my homemade favies here & the best San Diego craft bar here.

Trust me, taste a fresh craft cocktail & you’ll never go back to drinking a sickie, overly concentrated cranberry, vodka soda.

Love.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

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