Category: Skinny Cocktails

Homemade Skinny Margs for Cinco de Drinko

Hola! In the spirit of “Cinco de Drinko,” it’s inevitable we’re going to indulge in a marg or two today. So today I’m sharing my fave recipe for my homemade skinny margarita. I love to use fresh ingredients whenever possible, and with this recipe there’s no need to even bother with sweet n sour. Keep it FRESH.Honey-Grapefruit-Margarita

BUT! What’s a margarita without a little salt? To me, salt on the rim of the glass MAKES the margarita. If you do add salt, just rim ½ the glass. It adds just enough to compliment the bite of the tequila.

  • 1.5 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz grapefruit perrier
  • 1 squeeze of fresh lime
  • 1 squeeze of fresh lemon
  • Margarita salt
  • ice

++Add grapefruit juice, lime, lemon, perrier, cointreau and tequila (in that order) into a shaker. Add ice. Shake, shake, shake. Use a lime to rim the glass and dip in salt. Add ice to the glass and pour over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

What’s on YOUR Cinco de Mayo menu for tonight? We’re having Fajitas with grilled chicken and shrimp, lots of fajita veggies, fresh salsa, and black beans. It’s a FIESTA!

Skinny Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

memorialdayAhhh Memorial Day Weekend…There’s nothing like the upcoming 3 day weekend to kick off the summer!

There’s a lot riding on it. And in San Diego, it’s typically sunny enough for a swim suit. AHHH bikini season has officially begun! Regardless, there will be plenty of BBQing and hanging by the pool/beach/bay with friends and family.

Whatever your weekend has in store, I do have a few skinny tips for ya…

What to DRINK?

dreamstime_87343962Well, If you’re at a bar order my new FAVE skinny cocktail (or make it at home).

Ask for clear tequila (like Patron) with soda water, a splash of grapefruit juice, and extra lime. You can also garnish with cucumber and mint for a more refreshing beverage.

Tequila is one of the few liquors that is not made from a starch or grain (it’s made from the Agave plant). When combined with the lime and grapefruit, it does not cause your blood sugar to spike so it helps curb those typical late night junk food cravings.


What to EAT?

ss_RU185491There’s a good chance you’ll be at a BBQ. So my advice? Load up on lean protein like grilled chicken, kabobs, corn on the cob, mixed green salad, and fruit salad. Or go bun-less with your burger.

Worried about having healthy options? Bring your own.

Are you hosting? Grill up my tasty basil feta turkey burgers for your guests.

Remember at a party there are typically four categories we can indulge in: booze, bread, snacks and dessert. Limit yourself to one or two of the four, but never more! For me, it will be booze and maybe dessert if it looks worth it. Sorry I’m not sorry.

It’s a party weekend and we all want to have fun, that’s for sure. But we also want to look good in our bathing suits, so be mindful. Want to avoid the dreaded belly bloat? My advice on that here.

What to DO?

Exercise! Just because it’s a holiday weekend doesn’t mean you get to be lazy. Schedule in early morning workouts on at least 2 of the days and be active as possible throughout the weekend. If you’re at a pool, get in the water! At the beach? Try stand up paddle boarding or beach cruising!

Most of all have fun, be safe, and welcome the summer season a little skinnier.


Question: What are your Memorial Day weekend plans? How do you enjoy a holiday weekend without over indulging? I’d love to hear YOUR tips!!

Skinny Margs for Cinco de Drinko


Happy Cinco de Mayo, friends!

I don’t know about you but I’ve been craving a margarita all day. It’s not Cinco de Mayo without one, right?

But to be honest, the older I get, the more my body hates me when I indulge in those pre-mixed, sugar loaded concoctions. Holy hangover!

Natural, high quality ingredients are always better. Enjoy this refreshing, skinny margarita without the guilt. You will thank me tomorrow.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 limes
  • 2 oz tequila
  • splash of agave
  • sea salt
  • ice

What you’ll do:

Squeeze the juice from two of the limes, and slice the third lime into wedges. Add the lime juice, tequila, agave and ice to a shaker or blender and mix it up. Serve in a festive margarita glass.

Optional: rim your margarita glass by rubbing a lime wedge along the edge of your glass, then dip the rim in a plate of sea salt. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Santa’s Skinniest Cocktail

Happy Friday! Am I the only one day dreaming about Happy Hour already?? Ahem.

Anyways – I LOVE a festive cocktail but even more, I love to save unnecessary calories. Here’s the perfect holiday drink that combines the two! Try it this weekend and let me know what you think! 


1 1/2oz Voli Lemon vodka
2oz cranberry juice
splash of club soda

Mix vodka and cranberry juice in a rocks glass. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with lime and raspberries. Enjoy!

Nutrition Info
100 calories, 8.6g carbs, 7.6g sugar

Recipe via Shape.


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