A few months back I discovered Crystal Light’s new Mocktails, the Margarita and Pomtini flavors. They were good on their own, but on my quest for guilt free libations, I thought I would see how they stood up to cocktail hour. I was pleasantly surprised. While not quite the same as the pure unadulterated Margarita that I prefer, these ‘rita’s definitely rival Skinny Girl. Light, refreshing, not too sweet and a big calorie savings. Margaritas from a typical mix are somewhere around 500 calories; Skinny Girl is 100 calories for a 4 ounce serving. This one, made with Crystal Light, is just about 100 calories for a whopping 9-1/2 ounce margarita. I think I’ll have two!
8 ounces Crystal Light Margarita, prepared according to package directions
1-1/2 ounces tequila
squeeze of fresh lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake well and pour into salt rimmed margarita glasses.