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June 11, 2012 4:46 PM
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For all you margarita fans, Jose Cuervo Light Margarita mix found in the liquor isle is zero calories and yummy with two squeezed oranges or limes.drinker


How expensive is it? I know that the Walmart brand of Crystal Light and Diet 7-Up are both pretty cheap-- and almost zero calories.

Would love to try the Cuervo brand, though!
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June 11, 2012 6:59 PM
Sipping this now- only change was to add twice as much liquor (teehee), and a salt/sweet rim on the glass. From someone who gave up real margaritas many moons ago, THANKS! happy drinker Will have to try with some oj at some point.
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June 11, 2012 7:25 PM
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June 11, 2012 10:11 PM
These sound delish. You have some wonderful recipes.
Unfortunately I don't live in the U.S. and some of those ingredients aren't available in OZ. :(
Enjoyed reading about them tho, and to those who are trying them.... Cheers!!!!!
June 11, 2012 10:21 PM
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June 11, 2012 10:25 PM
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June 11, 2012 10:27 PM
im going to have to try this!
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June 12, 2012 5:19 AM
I recently bought some packets in the crystal light section of walmart that are actually margarita flavored. I ahven't tried them yet, but I like the idea of having a little bit of the carbonation in the diet sprite or diet 7 up!
Thanks for the suggestion. That is very little calories for a margarita!
June 12, 2012 8:21 AM
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June 12, 2012 8:24 AM
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June 12, 2012 8:43 AM
YUM!!
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June 12, 2012 9:32 AM
thanks!
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June 13, 2012 2:08 AM
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June 13, 2012 2:56 AM
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June 13, 2012 4:37 PM
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At our house, even the margaritas have been put on a diet!

Our “Skinny Margaritas” have only 74 calories per 12oz drink!

We like margaritas— but we don’t like the fact that they can have as many as 500 calories each.

I came across this recipe for a “Skinny Margarita” and I knew it must have been good when my S.O. started asking me EXACTLY how I made them.

So here goes:

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Into a 12oz glass add 1oz of tequila (or to taste), one packet of Crystal Light Lemonade powder, 2 tablespoons of ReaLime (or similar), some ice cubes and 8oz of Diet 7UP (or Diet Sprite).

Mix thoroughly, garnish with a slice of lime-- and drink!

You can optionally add a splash of Triple Sec and/or Grand Marnier.

Most tequilas have around 69 calories/oz, the Crystal Light has 5 calories— and everything else has 0 calories.

So our 12oz margaritas have only 74 calories in them.

Does it taste *exactly* like a 500 calorie margarita?

No. But it DOES taste like about a 450 calorie margarita!

THAT, my friends, is good living.

-señoritachelle

To see some of my other recipes (and one progress post) please check out the following:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/322339-bathing-suit-progress-pic-after-48-pound-12-week-loss

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/279170-chelle-s-cauliflower-mashed-potatoes

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/307942-169-calorie-big-big-big-bowl-of-noodles

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/308337-by-request-pic-of-the-169-calorie-big-big-big-bowl-of-nood

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/309503-my-236-calorie-very-filling-italian-style-lunch

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/294301-quick-filling-super-spicy-55-calorie-snack

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/300028-a-delicious-245-calorie-lunch

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/291632-cauliflower-pizza-crust


this looks yummy! I am trying to avoid artificial sweetners, maybe I could replace with lemon juice instead of crystal light, club soda instead of diet and add a packet of stevia!!
June 19, 2012 8:10 AM
So I made this with Patron this weekend (but did 1.5 oz shot instead of the 1oz portion) and these were SPOT ON. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!
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July 7, 2012 9:27 AM
I just wanted to add that I recently changed the Diet Sprite to Lime Flavored Sparkling Water, diet soda has a ton of sodium, the sparkling water has none, no calories and no artificial sweetener either!!!!
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July 7, 2012 9:32 AM
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July 7, 2012 9:33 AM
Wow, thanks!!
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July 7, 2012 9:34 AM
Ooh i love this!!!
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July 7, 2012 9:34 AM
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July 7, 2012 9:38 AM
BUMP I WILL BE USING THIS ON VACATION FOR SURE THANKS
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July 7, 2012 9:41 AM
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July 7, 2012 4:26 PM
Couldn't find the crystal light it called for - so bought the Lemon - Lime one works wonderfully!
Great recipe.
I have a feeling there will be more tequila in my future.
July 7, 2012 4:30 PM
Oh, I will most definitely be making those!! Thanks for posting!
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