Food

Skinny Cocktails

Ever thought you’d be cursing corona on a Mexican holiday..?

Nope, me either!

Which means, this list is even more important!

Here’s some fun cocktails to try out today!!

Skinny Margarita

by Well Plated

This skinny margarita recipe is incredibly light and refreshing for fewer calories! Made with just fresh lime juice, fresh orange juice, agave, and tequila.

  • Ingredients (for one classica skinny margarita)
    •  Kosher salt — & lime wedge, to rim the glass
    •  1 1/2 ounces silver tequila — about 3 tablespoons
    •  3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice — about 1 large or 1 1/2 small limes
    •  1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice — about 1/2 medium orange
    •  1 teaspoon light agave nectar — add 2 if you prefer a sweeter margarita
    •  Ice
  • Ingedients (for a pitch of skinny margaritas, about 5 drinks
    •  8 ounces silver tequila — (1 cup)
    •  8 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice — (1 cup, from about 5 medium/large limes)
    •  4 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice — (1/2 cup, from about 4 medium oranges)
    •  2 tablespoons light agave nectar — or simple syrup, more if you prefer a sweeter margarita
  • Instructions
    1. Rim the glass: Pour a thin layer of salt onto a small plate. Rub a lime wedge around the top edge of your glass to moisten it, then dip the glass into the salt so that it sticks, tapping all the way around. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.
    2. For one (or two) drinks: fill a small cocktail shaker with additional ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and agave. Tightly close and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds (it’s longer than you think). Strain into the rimmed glass over the ice. Enjoy immediately.
    3. For a pitcher: In the bottom of a pitcher, stir together the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and agave (do not add ice to the pitcher). Serve immediately (prepare the glasses as in Step 1) or place a sheet of plastic wrap over the top of the pitcher and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
  • Nutrition
    • Amount per serving (1 margarita)
    • Calories: 145
    • Cholesterol: 1mg
    • Sodium: 100mg
    • Carbohydrates:
    • 12g
    • Sugar: 8g

Not a margarita fan? Don’t worry, I got you! Here’s some more recipes to try out!

Skinny Paloma

by Eating Bird Food

A lightened up skinny Paloma made with freshly juiced grapefruit, tequila, lime juice and sparkling water.

INGREDIENTS

  • Ingredients
    • 12 ounces fresh grapefruit juice (2–3 pink or red grapefruits, juiced)
    • 3 ounces tequila
    • 2 teaspoons lime juice
    • ice
    • grapefruit flavored sparkling water (optional)
    • sea salt flakes or pink Himalayan sea salt (for the rim)
  • Instructions
    1. Add 1 shot of tequila, 6 ounces of grapefruit juice, 1 teaspoon of lime juice and ice into each glass.
    2. Stir to combine, add of splash of sparkling water (if using) and garnish with a lime wedge.
    3. Feel free to add a splash splash of sparkling water to the recipe for a little fizz. I had intentions of adding some grapefruit La Croix to this, but forgot. Next time
  • Nutrition
    • Serving Size: 1
    • Calories: 179
    • Sugar: 19g
    • Fat: 0g
    • Carbohydrates: 19g
    • Fiber: 0g
    • Protein: 1g

Skinny Piña Colada

by Eating Bird Food

This Skinny Piña Colada recipe with real pineapple, coconut water and coconut rum is made with only four ingredients. Serve frozen or on the rocks for a lighter version of this tropical cocktail. 

NGREDIENTS

On the rocks:

  • Ingredients
    • On the rocks
      • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
      • 10 ounces coconut water
      • 3 ounces coconut rum
      • splash of coconut sparkling water (optional)
    • Frozen
      • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
      • 1/2 frozen banana, chopped into chunks
      • 10 ounces coconut water
      • 3 ounces coconut rum
      • splash of light rum
      • handful of ice
  • Instructions
    • On the rocks
      1. Blend all ingredients except the sparkling water in a blender
      2. Pour into two glasses with crushed or cubed ice.
      3. Add a splash of coconut sparkling water and serve.
    • Frozen:
      1. Blend all ingredients in a high powdered blender until smooth.
      2. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
  • Nutrition
    • Calories: 129
    • Sugar: 20g
    • Fat: 0g
    • Carbohydrates: 21g
    • Fiber: 0g
    • Protein: 1g

Blackberry Cucumber Skinny Mojito

by Eating Bird Food

A low-calorie, low-sugar mojito with fresh blackberries, cucumber, LaCroix sparkling water and Cruzan Key Lime Rum. Only 90 calories and 7 grams of sugar. If you use plain, light rum it will only have 1 gram of sugar but won’t taste as sweet!

  • Ingredients
    • 2 blackberries
    • 3 cucumber slices
    • 3 springs of fresh mint
    • 1.5–3 oz of Cruzan Key Lime Rum (or Cruzan Light Rum)
    • 1 Blackberry Cucumber LaCroix
    • ice
  • Instructions
    1. Add blackberries and mint to a high ball glass and muddle them together using the back of a spoon.
    2. Place two cucumber slices into the glass, add ice, rum and top with LaCroix sparkling water.
    3. Garnish the rim of the glass with a slice of cucumber and serve.
  • Nutrition
    • Serving Size: 1
    • Calories: 90
    • Sugar: 7g
    • Fat: 0g
    • Carbohydrates: 10g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Protein: 0g

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