People don’t realize how much sugar [ which ultimately, turns in to fat ] alcohol has. After a few drinks, I can definitely see them, hanging out, in my mid-section. And let’s face it, no one wants a fupa. In studying the effects of alcohol and weight gain, I read an interesting article [ found here ]. A regular margarita at any given restaurant has between 500 and 800 calories. Now for the gross sugar facts…Let’s put it this way: a margie is equal to a king size candy bar. Point being: watch your liquid calories!!
Working as a bartender at Delicias for the past three years has allowed me to experiment with different options using my own personal favorite, Don Julio Tequila. Try this summer drink [ or 2 or 3 ( : ] for a 100 calorie, low, low sugar option. Cheers!
The Skinny, Skinny Pomegranate Skinny Marg
* Makes one cocktail.
1 & 1/2 oz. of Don Julio Blanco Tequila
1 full lime
1 half lemon
2 slices of an orange
Splash POM juice
Splash of Refine Margartia mix [ all natural, zero calories ]
Splash soda water margarita
Pink sugar for garnish only
Pour tequila in a martini shaker with lots of ice. Squeeze 1 full lime, 1 half lemon, 1 slice of an orange. Splash POMJuice, splash Cointreau and splash Refine Margarita mix (only a SPLASH!!). Garnish a glass with pink sugar. Shake, do this for about 30 seconds (it will taste better). Pour over ice. Add soda water to the top (do this after you shake everything up – you cannot shake soda water because it explodes). Garnish with an orange slice. If you want lower cals, take out Refine marg mix and substitute with limes and lemons. Enjoy!