Easy methods to Have an Epic 4th of July With Skinny Margs, Guacamole, Zucchini Brownies, and Extra

Happy Fourth! How to Have an Epic 4th of July

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to probably the most insane & wonderful neighborhood ever.

This 4th of July I’ll be stress-free by the pool with my household, consuming, consuming skinny margs, Aperol Spritz or possibly even some mocktails. We’ll be having the most effective avenue tacos from ALCE 101’s taco bar (should you’re , test it out here).

I wished to offer you a fast little 4th of July useful resource for how you can throw collectively some enjoyable, last-minute plans for the day. Every of those concepts are fast, straightforward, environment friendly & shall be an actual hit. We’ll go over some recipes and drinks should you’re getting along with some pals or headed to an enormous social gathering, and I’ll share a few of my newest reads should you’re simply chilling poolside (feels like a dream).

Earlier than we get into it, keep in mind to remain protected, particularly in terms of your solar publicity. We created the BOUGIE Driving Gloves for days the place you want some safety, however need to hold issues cute. Additionally, throw your HOT MESS Ice Roller in the SLEEPING BAG for a fast noon depuff after too many chips. LOL.

Okay, let’s go.

Easy methods to Have an Epic 4th of July With Skinny Margs, Guacamole, Cake, and Extra


Right here’s the factor: I do know what I would like. I’m particular. Simply because I do know what I would like doesn’t make me a bitch. So should you’re out for the 4th of July, keep in mind to be type, tip effectively and ask POLITELY for what you need (should you’re particular). That’s the way you get it – you ask for it. Properly.

Anyway, again to the margarita.


+ 1.5 ounce blanco tequila
+ 1 ounce of Cointreau ( use Triple Sec if that is unavail )
+ limes ( tons )
+ a bit lemon
+ a speck of agave ( like a fucking SPECK ! )
+ possibility: 2 squeezes of a grapefruit and even pomegranates
+ half rim of salt, at all times


Use a lime to rim the glass & then add salt to solely half the rim. In a martini shaker add 3/4 contemporary lime juice, one squeeze of lemon, then add Cointreau ( or Triple Sec ), & tequila.

HOT TIP: strive a half rim of Tajin to maintain issues fascinating.

 rule of thumb: when making a cocktail, begin with the most cost effective components first & end with the most costly final. Add ice to shaker ( you don’t need the ice to soften into your components, so do that final ). Add ice to rimmed glass & shake and pressure your cocktail over the ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice or lime wheel.


This can be a bombass recipe that takes like 5 seconds. Need to host a cocktail party however haven’t any time? I acquired you. Somebody’s birthday? Deliver this guac, you’ll be an actual hit. Soccer Sunday? This guac wants to become involved. No soccer Sunday must be with out guacamole.


+ 5 natural avocados
+ Spicy Guac Starter
+ 1/2 natural lemon
+ Chili flakes ( non-compulsory for an additional zing! )


Mash avocados, add the starter, squeeze lemon, & sprinkle chili flakes to style…sure guys- it’s THAT straightforward. Seize a bowl of chips or endive lettuce items, crack a chilly beer, & get pleasure from!

I ought to point out it’s at all times enjoyable to intercourse up your guac: you may at all times add mango for mango guac! Corn or tomatoes are a enjoyable addition too. Typically I add cilantro- BECAUSE YUM.


Ta-da. A cute, enjoyable, pink strawberry cake. The perfect half about this cake from @acozykitchen is which you could adorn it nevertheless you need. You can even do little ghosts or pumpkins for Halloween- sheet truffles are so enjoyable.

Roasted Strawberry Puree

♡ ¾ cup sliced strawberries ( about 4 strawberries )

♡ 2 tsp granulated sugar

♡ pinch of salt

♡ 2 drops red food coloring gel ( non-compulsory )


+ Preheat the oven to 350 levels F. In a small baking dish, mix the strawberries, sugar & salt. Switch to the oven to roast for 10 minutes.

+ Take away it from the oven & switch it to a meals processor. Mix till utterly clean. Measure out 1/4 cup & put aside. ( Adrianna suggests protecting any additional puree to make cocktails – yum ).

Strawberry Cake:

♡ 1 ¼ cup & 2 tbsp all-purpose flour

♡ 1 ¼ tsp baking powder

♡ ½ tsp kosher salt

♡ ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

♡ 1 ¼ of granulated sugar

♡ 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

♡ ⅓ cup milk

♡ 3 giant egg whites

♡ ¼ roasted strawberry puree


+ Hold the oven at 350 levels F & grease & line a 8×8-inch baking pan ( you can even use a 9 inch round pan, a 9×5 loaf pan– test each these choices at 25 minutes, or make cupcakes– test after 15 minutes ).

+ In a medium bowl, whisk collectively the flour, baking powder & salt. Put aside.

+ Within the bowl of a stand-up mixer with the paddle attachment ( or in a big bowl with an electrical mixer ), add the butter, sugar & vanilla. Beat till gentle & fluffy, about 2 to three minutes.

+ In a measuring cup, pour within the milk, egg whites, & reserved 1/4 cup strawberry puree & whisk till mixed.

+ Flip the mixer to low velocity &, alternating between the dry components & the liquid components ( the strawberry/egg white combination ), add the butter/sugar combination till the batter is comparatively clean.

+ Pour the batter into the ready baking pan & clean it out till it reaches the edges. Switch to the oven to bake for 25 to 32 minutes, till a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clear.

+ Enable the cake to chill within the pan for about 10 minutes & then invert onto a cooling rack & cool to room temperature. This takes about an hour.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting:

♡ 5 oz of cream cheese, at room temperature

♡ 5 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature

♡ 2 cups powdered sugar

♡ ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

♡ pinch of salt

♡ 1 tbsp heavy cream ( non-compulsory )

♡ ¼ cup freeze-dried strawberries


+  Utilizing a meals processor or a spice grinder, add the 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries. Pulse for about 1 minute till it resembles a powder. Measure out 1 tablespoon.

+ Within the bowl of a stand-up mixer with the paddle attachment ( or a medium bowl utilizing an electrical hand mixer ), add the cream cheese & beat it till clean. I like to do that or else the cream cheese frosting can have little clumps of cream cheese. Subsequent, add the butter & beat it till clean, about 15 seconds.

+ Add the powdered sugar, salt, vanilla extract & heavy cream. Beat for a full 2 minutes to make sure fluffy, scrumptious frosting.


The credit score fully goes to Sakara Life. These ladies despatched me this snack & instantly I used to be HOOKED. Like hooked the place I wanted to snack on it each evening. They don’t produce it anymore however you can also make your individual like I do. Certain, it’s not fairly nearly as good because the jerky Sakara used to make, but it surely’s nonetheless completely chewy and satisfying.


+ a big-ass watermelon, natural
+ organic cayenne powder
+ as a lot lime as you need


Add to a dehydrator. minimize watermelon into 1 inch slices. Discard ends & take away rinds. After eradicating the rind minimize slices right down to about 1/4 inch thick. Flippantly add cayenne powder ( I like A LOT but it surely’s spicy so that you want only a tad ) & then place watermelon slices on dehydrator. As soon as it’s in dehydrator squeeze a bit lime on high. Dry at 135 levels F for 18 ( YES, 18 ) hours.

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Cocktails with probiotics.

If that’s not cool, I don’t know what’s?


+1-2 ounces of vodka ( I like gluten-free Tito’s )
+ A pair splashes of glowing water
+ A few splashes of Kombucha
+ Recent mint ( I like A LOT )
+ Shaved ginger
+ Grapefruit bitters ( should you don’t have this, use a squeeze of lemon )
+ Handful of ice


Add ice to a calming glass. Add vodka & high with a bit glowing water. Then add 1/2 cup of your favourite Kombucha on high. Seize mint & clap it between your arms ( << this brings out the flavour ). Use mint as a garnish & combine it into the cocktail. Prime with a pair dashes of grapefruit bitters ( or lemon ) & shave some ginger on high ( use a cheese grater to shave ginger! ). Choice: add raspberries for a festive aptitude. CHEERS!


In accordance with her stylist, that is Jennifer Aniston’s favourite pizza order ( we’re simply making it on a cauli crust ):


+ 1 pizza crust
+ 3/4 c Rao’s sauce
+ 1 diced bell pepper
+ 1/4 c black olives
+ 1/4 c sliced onion
+ mozzarella cheese
+ 1 handful arugula
+ chili flakes, to style
+ garlic gloves, to style
+ squeeze of lemon
+ non-compulsory: add artichokes for additional fiber.


Preheat oven to 400F, place the crust on a non-stick baking pan and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let it cool for about 10 minutes earlier than including toppings. Spoon sauce over pizza crust. Prime with bell peppers, onions, olives, and mozzarella cheese. Take pleasure in as is, or bake for one more few minutes. Take out of oven and high with contemporary arugula, LOTS of lemon and chili flakes. Take pleasure in!

+TSC HOT TIP: Rao’s Arrabbiata sauce is my FAVE. The components are on level and it goes completely with the jalapeño crust. For those who can’t discover Rao’s sauce, Luciano’s  is ideal too.


TSC playlists are excellent (particularly the VIBEZZZ one) whether or not you’re at a pool social gathering or protecting it chill in your yard. Make sure to try the newest podcast episodes too, we have now Chervin from Cymbiotika again on, Dan Bilzerian, & the founding father of Craigs, LA.


& should you’re protecting it additional chill this weekend & on the lookout for some must-reads, I extremely suggest:

+ The Secret Conversations by Peter Evans

+ PARIS: The Memoir by Paris Hilton

+ The Shift by Tinx

+ Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

+ The Setup by Dan Bilzerian

+ Love, Pamela by Pamela Anderson

+ Discipline is Destiny by Ryan Vacation

x, lauryn

+ to host a vegan bbq try this publish.

++ for some outfit inspo, stalk my newest France appears to be like.