Sunday, May 10, 2009
How To Make Bethenny's 90 Calorie Skinnygirl Margarita
Summer is fast approaching.....that means shorter skirts, shorter shorts, baring arms, dare we say a bikini, and so on.
We're all watching our waistlines, but we also want to have fun, and that means a sweet cocktail once in a while. And that brings us to the legendary, tropical margarita.
The average margarita has about, well, several hundred calories!!!! According to WikiAnswers.com, the number is frightening:
"Frozen: 180 calories (all carbs) for a 4 oz serving. Considering the average margarita glass holds 12 oz you're looking at 540 calories."
Wow. That's a ton of calories. And that's why, we are so looking forward to Bethenny Frankel's new line of Skinnygirl Margaritas coming out this June in a liquor store near you. The beauty of Bethenny's margarita is a dieter's dream---only 90 calories a drink. Or as The Real Housewives of New York star, Bethenny Frankel, likes to say: "The margarita you can trust."
And we have Bethenny's recipe for a Skinnygirl Margarita. You can also find the recipe at her website: http://www.bethenny.com/skinny_margarita.htm.
2 oz of Clear Premium Tequila (count 1, 2 while you pour, no need for measuring)
Tiny splash of Orange Liquor
Juice of 4 Fresh Lime Wedges
Splash of Grand Marnier or BOLS Triple Sec
Combine all ingredients over a glass of ice + garnish with a lime wedge. Makes one serving.
You can also check out Bethenny's step-by-step YouTube demo of how to make a Skinnygirl's Margarita. It's an excellent, easy-to-follow process:
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oh yeah. on board the skinnygirl train. this margarita looks delish. thanx for the recipe!
Bethenny's super cute! Luv her honesty.
I guess all the weight watchers out there would surely be waiting for Bethenny's margaritas. Thanks for this recipe given here. Will try this one out! :-)
we think she will have great success with these diet margaritas. could use one right about now.
That 90 calorie recipe has about 138 calories of tequila alone... thats quite a trick that adding agave syrup and cointreau lowers the calorie count. There is NOTHING skinny about this version. Bravo on avoiding corn syrup, but authentic margaritas never had corn syrup.
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