Monday, May 4, 2009

In honor of Cinco De Mayo ....

The infamous Skinny Girl Margarita:

2 oz of clear Tequila
A splash of fresh lime juice
A splash of Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec

Mix and pour over ice, or blend with ice and serve frozen. If you like, you can add a splash of lemonade for a little more sweetness, or a bit of grated lime zest for more fresh citrus taste.

Other Skinny Girl cocktail recipes include the Pomegranatini (Lord help us!) and the Pina Colada. For the Pomegranatini, take 2 oz. vodka , 2 oz pomegranate juice, a splash of fresh squeezed orange juice, and 3-4 oz. club soda. Shake in a blender half filled with ice; strain into a glass. A slice of orange makes a nice garnish. For the Pina Colada, fill your blender with ice, then add 12 oz. white rum, about 1/4 can light coconut milk, and a splash of pineapple juice. Blend and serve. Makes 4 servings.