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Mynt News: Hostess with the Mostess

Posted: Oct 24 2014

Hostess with the Mostess

 Party season is about to kick off, that time of year where we whip out old recipes and start hosting friends and family. As if that isn’t stressful enough, like any party you’d attend, you also have to plan your look for the evening.

Here at Mynt, while you’re busy planning the perfect menu, we’ve put together a winning mint-based cocktail recipe alongside our checklist for holiday hosting outfits.

Serve in style

Passing around trays or serving dinner plates can get complicated quickly with voluminous or fussy sleeves. Eliminate the bulk and opt for sleeveless tops or dresses, which will also keep you cool.

 A dash of Mynt: The Faux Leather Shell Top allows you to move around while looking festive due to its lux fabric.

 Cook without care

A hosting faux pas would be to come out of the kitchen splattered with food or drinks. Protect your outfit by investing in a cute (not corny) apron and pair it over a plain dress.

 A dash of Mynt: The Fit and Flare skirt paired with a cute tank provides the perfect canvas for a cheery apron.

 Go for comfort

More than anything, you’ll want to be comfortable while running around and serving guests. Choose comfy pieces in dressier fabrics, the perfect fashion-meets-function combo needed for the occasion. Another tip is opting for flats, low heels or wedges.

 A dash of Mynt: Slip on the Faux Leather Legging, which looks sophisticated but also feels as comfortable as a regular legging.

 Sexy but demure

Chances are, you’re going to be bending over for the oven or to serve drinks or hors d’ouevres. When it comes to hosting, a little goes a long way. Choose pieces that reveal a little, but don’t let you pop out inappropriately throughout the evening.

A dash of Mynt: The Pleated Shoulder Blouse shows a little skin while keeping it contained.

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

 

Serves 8

 

2 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup cognac
2 cups apple cider
750ml bottle cava (or other dry sparkling wine), chilled
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Add the apples to a large pitcher reserving about 1/2 cup for garnishing. Add the cognac, apple cider, and chilled cava. Stir.

Fill the pitcher with ice. Pour the sangria into glasses filled with ice and top with sliced apple and pomegranate seeds.

Recipe Notes:

  • Non-Alcoholic Version: You can easily make this a non-alcoholic sangria by removing the cognac and replacing the Cava with seltzer water or club soda.

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