|The Skinny Rita|
If you know me at all, you know that I much prefer my adult beverages on the dry side, and I find that premade cocktail mixes are entirely too sweet. I've written before about creating the perfect margarita, but when I went to make one last week I found that I was out of triple sec. This actually ended up being a good thing because it led to the "Skinny Rita," a margarita that could not be lower in calories and still contain the all important tequila. Please don't turn your nose up at the use of bottled lime juice. I don't know about you, but I don't want to squeeze enough limes to get the juice necessary for multiple cocktails, and I assure you, it tastes better than any mix on the market. And for the calories? The juice adds minimal calories, so you are really only getting those from the tequila. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
1 1/2 ounces lime juice
lime flavored sparkling water, calorie free sweetened
salt and lime wedges, as desired
Pour the tequila and lime juice over ice in a salt rimmed glass (optional), with a lime wedge. Top off the glass with the desired amount of sparkling water, just give it a twirl with your finger in the glass.
WW PointsPlus Breakdown - Each cocktail is 5 points