Super Bowl 2013 Survival Skills (for all of us who don’t care)

The Super Bowl.  Yes…I bet you never thought that you’d read about such an event on THIS blog, right?  Well there comes a time when you (and I) have to accept that the Super Bowl is an event that you can’t avoid, especially if you have a boyfriend, husband or even a ton of guy friends.  Here’s my cheat sheet to surviving the most boring day of the year:

1. Learn which teams are playing.  You don’t need to know details, just learn their names, colors and what city/state they’re from.  This year, it’s the San Francisco (California!) 49ers versus the Baltimore (Maryland) Ravens.  San Fran is red and gold and the Ravens are a purplish blue and black.  Check.

2. Find a good cocktail that you can drink for the whole game.
 Belvedere Vodka created a delicious concoction called “The Big Easy,” obviously named after New Orleans (where the SB is taking place) and I’m way into it.

  • 1.5 oz. Belvedere Citrus
  • 3/4 oz. Canton ginger liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Apple cider top
  • Shake and strain citrus, lemon juice and Canton into a highball filled with cubed ice
  • Garnish with a lemon slice

3. Accessorize with “your” team’s colors.  Now, I don’t have a team, per se, but since I live in California, I feel the need to support the 49ers.  And luckily for me, I have a TON of red and gold but if you don’t, try just throwing on some gold bracelets and earrings.  Easy.

4. Find some (somewhat) healthy food to eat.
 Aside from Halloween, I can’t really think of another day where you might possibly eat more junk food.  Not that I don’t LOVE fried wings and nachos, but ya know…we gotta keep it in CHECK.  Here a few great, healthy recipes that I found on various sites:

Lemon Drop Chicken Wings

Roasted Tomato Hummus

Zucchini French Fries

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper

The Skinny LA Bitch cocktail

So lately I’ve been really into grapefruit juice.  I mean, it’s a favorite of one of my favorites, Ms. Chelsea Handler, and yeah…it’s actually really good for you too.  These facts are exactly what lead me to create my very own signature cocktail, the Skinny LA Bitch.  Give it a whirl and let me know what you think…I’m pretty impressed with myself right now, personally.  Delish.

  • Ice
  • 7 -10 counts of Belvedere vodka
  • Light Grapefruit juice- the REAL juice, not cocktail juice (1/2 the calories!)
  • a quick spritz of club soda at the top

Matthew Williamson’s Vodka-Inspired Design

So two of my favorite things, fashion and vodka, have come together and I had to share to news.  Belvedere has come out with a new Pink Grapefruit flavor has inspired a limited-edition kaftan designed by Matthew Williamson. And, to celebrate the collaboration, Matthew partnered with DJ/model, Leigh Lezark, to model the jumper.  Belvedere’s New York City pop-up shop will go “live” on May 13th directly across the street from Matthew Williamson’s Meatpacking District store.