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Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Skinny Margarita cocktail may match your New Year’s resolution needs

The holiday season was unkind (vis à vis weight) to many in Salt Lake City and across the USA; sadly, the Utah Mixologist is among them.  New Year’s resolutions (or just plain common sense) demand weight loss, but most dietary regimens mandate that you forsake cocktails.  What, then, is a dedicated cocktailian to do when faced with such a dilemma?  Well, the folks at Casa Noble Tequila have come to our aid with a low-calorie cocktail recipe that’s a close cousin of one of our favorite cocktails, the Margarita.  By eliminating the (sweet) Triple Sec, Casa Noble has trimmed the Margarita down to less than 200 calories.  Now that’s change we can all get our behinds behind! 

My wife brought home a bottle of agave nectar late last year, and it didn’t take long to taste how it improved our Margaritas, plus agave nectar has a low glycemic index.  If you don’t have any, be sure to pick some up.  The best thing is that if you find this cocktail a little on the sweet side, you can save even more calories by cutting back on the agave nectar.  Casa Noble Crystal is a Blanco Tequila, and you know how well Blancos and Margaritas go together.   Future posts will feature additional low calorie cocktails, but for now: Olé!

Skinny Margarita (from Casa Noble)
  • 2 oz Casa Noble Crystal (Blanco) Tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice (or the juice of 1 whole lime)
  • ¾ oz La Sierra agave nectar (or other organic agave nectar)

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, strain and serve up or on the rocks. Garnish with a lime wheel. To salt rim – moisten rim of glass with lime and gently roll in a plate of kosher salt.

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