Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday Topics: Summer Cocktails

The beautiful weather definitely has put summer on my brain! In this edition of "Tuesday Topics" I ask the question:

What is your favorite Summer drink?

I have recently discovered my summer cocktail of 2009: The Skinny Girl Margarita, of Real Housewives of NYC fame. Bethanny Frankel decided she wanted to create the taste of the refreshing lime and tequila drink without all the sugar and calories, and let me tell you it is Delicious! I've created my own twist on the drink:

Count to 3 while pouring clear tequila (I use Sauza)
Count to 1.5 while pouring Triple Sec
(She suggests Cointreau or Bols. Bols is the much more economical option!!)
1 dash of Agave Nectar (very sweet, just a couple of drops will do)
1/2 Half of a Lime, Squeezed

I serve over crushed ice. Yummy! But beware, drink slowly as they have the potential of being deadly!

Are you with me on margaritas? Do you love a "Spiked Arnold Palmer?' Is Sangria or just a Corona your choice? What's your favorite drink of Summer?


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24 comments:

Prep in the Big Apple said...

I'm a big fan of a pitcher of red sangria.

Andi said...

I love that recipe. I've never tried the agave nectar. I usually just add a little extra lime juice or a drop or two of rose's lime.

Jennifer said...

Not really a fan of alcoholic beverages...that said, my favorite summer drink would be the passion fruit tea lemonade {without sweetener} from Starbucks!

Well I Do Declare said...

Margarita on the rocks with salt OR Strawberry Lemonade! YUM!!!

Dollface said...

I havent been drinking too much alcohol lately... but I love frozen Strawberry margaritas.. xxoo

Northern Girl Southern Living said...

That sounds delish, I'll have to try it!

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

Too funny, I was just watching that show and tried to looked up this cocktail this morning. Thanks for the help.

BLC :o said...

Haha, thanks for sharing. I definitely ordered that last summer and the bartender kept "checking" one me. Awkward! I couldn't finish it, but I get why its the skinny girls choice! :) Xoxo-BLC

Tasha said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! I love margaritas but try to avoid the 700 calories. Can't wait to try this! I don't have a summer drink yet but this may become the new favorite!

I left you an award on my blog! :-)

Team Clancy said...

I am definitely trying that recipe! Favorite summer drink - a glass of chilled Riesling in my patio proof plastic wine glasses!

QueenBeeSwain said...

that book is currently on my coffee table and I'm working through it- lots of stuff that makes sense and isn't freaky-deaky!

margaritas are just so fun when it's warm out, aren't they?! while champagne is my drink of choice- I'd say that come summer-time that I switch over to a good G&T- Tanqueray Rangpur with diet tonic and a good twist of lime! my mouth is watering already!

kHm

Happy Daily said...

I am definitely a Corona girl! However, a fun cocktail is great for summertime too!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I love refreshing alcohol, ha! I haven't tried Bethenney's cocktail yet, but am def. planning on it - I'll try YOUR version for sure!

Belle on Heels said...

i heart the skinny girl margarita!! my fave summer drinks are either a mojito or a pimms cup....but let's face it, they're all yummy :)

Princess Freckles said...

I'm ALL about the Firefly Arnold Palmer! I've recently found a diet sparkling lemonade to mix the Firefly with.

I do want to try the SkinnyGirl drink though!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love any fruity cocktail! I'm going to have to try this skinny girl marg!

Jill said...

I love margaritas!!! Thanks for the Skinny Girl recipe!

CAC muffin said...

my LOVE for "Spiked Arnold Palmer" has spilt over from last summer :)

nanny said...

Well as we speak mine is: 2 parts Jose Quervo Margarita mix, 1 part Jose Quervo Especial, 1/2 part DeKuyper Triple Sec, over crushed ice, slice of lime, sprinkled with salt!!!!

b is for brown said...

i just saw this episode where she and her date drank it. i was so curious! i have got to try this. my problem is i love sugar too much so this is perfect!

b is for brown said...

i love champange. it is my new thing! but my go to's always seem to be extra dirty martinis (cuz i only need one) and bloodys.

Jules said...

I have got to try this skinny girl margarita. It sounds yummy! In the spring/summer I love a good mojito or a nice glass of sangria.

adozeneggs said...

waiting for some consistently warm weather for frozen watermelon margaritas!!
So good in the summer!!

Lauren said...

Thanks for posting the Skinny Girl Margarita recipe! I want to try it. I am glad to hear you like it!