Friday, June 8, 2012

My Perfect Skinny Margarita

Friday looks good on you, darling. Want a drink?

Margaritas are my absolute favorite mixed drinks, but one jumbo one can set me back 500 calories (Insert sad trombone here.) I thought Skinny Girl mixed drinks was going to be my answer but I was really disappointed with the artificial sweetener aftertaste. Jose Cuervo Light is by far the best tasting diet margarita with 100 calories a serving, but read the label closely. What they're calling a serving barely wets the old whistle.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:

My Perfect Skinny Margarita

1oz Jose Cuervo Tequila
6oz Crystal Light Margarita drink prepared
Sea Salt (optional for the rim)

Mix the tequila, Crystal Light, and ice together in a shaker if you're feeling all Tom Cruise "Cocktail" like.  Rub a lime wedge on the rim of a pretty glass, dip glass in some sea salt, dump in your margarita and ENJOY.

People. This is 74 calories. I just made my summer.

How did I find this? Well I was doing my weekly stroll through the dollar store looking at their exotic wares when I came upon an end-cap with Crystal Light Margarita on it. It was $1 with enough mix to make 10 quarts so I thought I could afford the risk. I brought it home, mixed it up, put in some tequila, and the rest is blissful history. If you recall I just did some serious weight management and cut almost all alcohol from my diet. This is something I can splurge on and not feel guilty.


*I have in no way been compensated by Crystal Light or Jose Cuervo. However, if they are interested in paying me in cash or product to take my show on the road, I'm all theirs.


the corbett kid. said...

you're brilliant. the end.

Nadja Brocus said...

What can I say? Mama needs her booze so I had to figure SOMETHING out!

Sarah said...

I'm totally going to search my stores for this! Likely we won't have it. #sadpanda But! I hear you, us calorie counting mamas need to find a cheat for our boozy drinks! <3

P.S. - You look fabulous.

Nadja Brocus said...

They carry it at Target and Amazon if that helps.

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