I had to find a better option to enable me to still get my Friday night habit treat. Enter the Skinny Girl Margarita:
Betheny Frankel of the Real Housewives of New York fame has developed several low-calorie drinks including a margarita.....Unfortunately, no one here in Texas can seem to keep it in stock. So after months of trying to buy a bottle, a friendly Spec's (our amazing liquor store that is as big as a grocery store -seriously...you know the everything's bigger in Texas spiel....) employee helped me out.
"you don't want that stuff."
me - "uh, I don't?"
"nope- it's filled with perservatives. Let me just tell you how to make it fresh."
Less than $15 later I am walking out with all the ingredients to make my own SG Margarita (preservative-free) and I was hooked! Every Friday became SG Margarita day. I insisted...INSISTED....my friends try it. And they loved it too. And now I can have a margarita for under 150 cals. Here's how:
Start with a really fun, cute girlfriend. That's me:
Grab these ingredients:
100% agave tequila
triple sec (or your favorite orange liquor)
fresh squeezed lime juice (you can use limes, but you have to squeeze alot!)
and a really cute martini shaker
I have tried this with different kinds of tequila (our Spec's has a WHOLE aisle full of tequila), but I feel the 100% agave silver was the smoothest...and least likely to make me feel bad the next day in case I choose to have more than one SGM.
Pour in a shaker full of ice:
1 part/shot tequila
1 part/shot lime juice
splash of triple sec (to add some sweetness)
one squeeze (equal to a TBSP) agave nectar
shake shake shake
100 cals from tequila
15 cals from the lime juice
20 cals from triple sec (give or take)
15 cals from 1 TBSP agave nectar
150 calories of refreshing goodness!
this makes momma very happy.
Make Friday night, your SG Margarita night too!