Thursday, August 1, 2013

:: margarita damage control ::

I've done the math. And it's not pretty. Even if I skip dinner, margaritas, chips and salsa rack up enough calories to get me straight through to next week. So, I've found a few scaled down recipes to help a girl out. Because we're not drinking these things for the sugar.

The Cooking Light Margarita: 130 calories. 1 ounce premium or silver tequila, 1/2 ounce Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur, 1.5 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice. Shake with 3/4 cup ice; garnish with lime.

Hungry Girl's Rockin' Razzy 'Rita: 105 calories. 1.5 oz. tequila, 1/2 tsp. Crystal Light powdered drink mix in Raspberry Ice, 5 oz. water, 1 oz. lime juice. Optional: lime slice for garnish and salt or no-calorie sweetener for rim of glass.

Fitness Blender's Strawberry Margarita: 134 calories. 1 shot of tequila, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 oz. lime juice (fresh is best), 1/4-1/2 packet low calorie strawberry water flavoring (depending on how strong you want it to taste), 2 oz. water, 3/4 cup ice cubes.

Any other good skinny cocktail recipes?

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  1. Omg! i need to try those!

    + you gained a follower!

    Love, The mind of an exchange

  2. Mmmmm, they all sound delicious! Unfortunately, I'm a lover of all high calorie spirits. Fail.

  3. Meh, booze .. I'd rather eat cake ;-)


  4. Thanks for the skinny alternatives! Theses sound yummy!

  5. I love skinny margs! And I agree, we are obviously only drinking it for the alcohol, so why the extra calories! Try my skinny strawberry marg recipe:

    Frozen Skinny Strawberry Margarita (makes 4)
    4 oz. Tequilla
    2 oz. Cointreau (Orange Liquor)
    2 oz. Lime Juice
    2 oz. Orange Juice
    1/2 oz. Agave Nectar (you can also use honey or sugar)
    1 cup Strawberries
    Ice to blend

    Mary @ Living our Life like a Song

    1. awesome! thanks so much! adding this to my list...agave nectar is such a nice alternative!

  6. I can't believe how low cal these are! I'm gonna save these for later when I can start drinking again!


  7. Great recipes!! I might need one tonight!! :-) Happy Friday!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings