|Red straw, blue umbrella, i think we have ourselves a signature Independence Day Drink!|
If that picture doesn't make you want a cocktail, i don't know what will? Today you're gonna wet your whistle on skinny (aka lower calorie) margaritas.
First off get your tequila. I recommend hitting up a BevMo. This place is a partier's paradise, it's like Toys R Us for serious boozers. So clearly, when discussing this evening's plans we chose to hit this alcoholics oasis to wet our beach dried whistles.
Casing the joint for just the right cocktail, I entertained the thought of buying Bethany Frankel's 'Skinny Margarita' at the store. The bummer for me was not seeing an ingredient list. I checked out all the margarita mix ingredients and decided to forego anything pre-made and try my hand at my own lime based skinny margarita. I suggest you do the same, most mixes are filled with crap preservatives, low grade sugars, un-natural and low qualities products, and Miss Frankel's Skinny Marg is no exception. Just read about her so called 'natural' skinny margaritas (and the lawsuit she's dealing with for her use of the word 'natural' instead of 'carcinogenic', as it probably should be labeled with a skull and cross bones, along with every other margy mix on the shelves).
Okay then, let's get on with this margarita maddness!
Press a bunch of limes into a pitcher (i used 9), fill it up with club soda (33 oz, low sodium), add a sweetener (i chose liquid stevia to save calories, 20 drops), and add your favorite tequila blanco as you pour each cocktail over ice.
I don't think liquid stevia is probably the healthiest of all things as clearly it's a highly refined/processed form of stevia, but i'm hoping it's better than the pink, yellow, blue packet alternatives, and thankful that it's zero calories!
These margaritas are fresh, tasty, and boyfriend approved.
|don't let the lack of smile throw you off. As a photographer, i think he believes he has to be stoic in every portrait, ha.|