Fit Mom’s Corner – Cinco De Mayo Edition
Quick note from Ed…Andrea thought it would be cool to contribute to the community by sharing recipes and giving ideas from a woman’s perspective – why she thought I couldn’t do that, I have no idea! – and I thought it would be an awesome idea.
To kick things off, she thought it would fit pretty well sharing a “Skinny” recipe for a margarita – it is Cinco De Mayo afterall!
I’ve never said you can’t drink alcohol while trying to lose weight or get in better shape, you just have to do it properly and in moderation and sticking to drinks like the one Andrea is about to share is the best way to go.
So, without further ado, I’ll throw things over to my lovely wife (and newly dubbed Fit Mom)…
Happy Cinco de Mayo and welcome to The Fit Mom’s Corner! Today is my inaugural entry and it couldn’t be more fitting than to talk about one of my favorite drinks- the Margarita!!
There are many stories about who invented the tasty beach drink and why. One that stuck out was about Enrique Bastate Gutierrez. In the early 1940s living in Tijuana, Mexico he boasted to have created the Margarita as an homage to actress Rita Hayworth, whose real name was Margarita Cansino. As a side note, I also read she also had painful facial plastic surgery so she wouldn’t be stereotyped into Latina acting rolls – crazy stuff!
Recently I decided to start making margaritas from scratch. There are a few “skinny” recipes that have 100-140 calories verses the 500 in a classic restaurant version- all those calories does not a Fit Mom make!
For the best tasting, least hangover causing tequila, you want one that states 100% pure agave on the label. A favorite in our house is Milagro.
The simplest recipe with the least calories is 1 shot tequila and diet squirt. This is yummy, but if a real margarita sans carbonation is what you crave, read on.
My favorite recipe is 1 ½ oz tequila (count 1,2 while you pour, no need to measure), 1 ½ oz of orange liqueur (Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier) and splash of sweetened lime juice, or the juice of 2-3 lime wedges for even fewer calories! I put it all in a shaker with ice, and then pour it over ice, but you could also blend it.
Then sit back, close your eyes and imagine you’re on a sunny beach somewhere in the tropics.
Mmm…they really hit the spot on a hot summer day! My mouth is watering…
Thanks for stopping by,
Andrea, aka The Fit Mom
P.S. Watch out! These Margaritas go down REALLY easy, so drink responsibly