Skinny Girl margaritas and cocktails have exploded in popularity, especially with women, because of their great taste and low calories (only 4 points on Weight Watchers!). It's a very light margarita cocktail drink that you can buy in a bottle at the store. If you are on a strict diet of less than 1,800 calories a day or so, but still want to drink, this could be the drink for you! Plus, if you are looking to save some money, you should consider making your own low-calorie cocktails at home with a homemade recipe. 

Here, I will discuss the background of the Skinny Girl cocktail and offer some potential homemade recipes.  

History of the SkinnyGirl

Skinny GirlCredit: tothemotherhood.com

The company was launched by Bethenny Frankel, a chef, author and the reality TV star of Real Housewives of New York. The company was bought out by Beam Inc., in March of 2011. Sales have skyrocketed since then, with the company recording impressive sales growth of 400 percent in 2012, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

The company has a full-line of alcoholic drinks, including vodka with natural flavors, ready-to-serve cocktails such as margaritas, mojitos,  pina coladas and sangria, and a few wines such as moscato, California Rose and California Red. All of their alcoholic drinks are low-calorie, according to their website. 

How Many Calories Does Each Skinny Girl Drink Have?

Skinnygirl MargaritaCredit: jasonsliquor.com

These are just a few examples of the drinks that the company offers below. Keep in mind that most cocktails have well over 300 calories; a Long Island Iced Tea, for example, has about 507calories, according to their website. A regular margarita can often contain well over 350 calories and is often loaded with sugar! One article at Forbes.com actually says that a normal margarita contains 700+ calories! 

Here is some nutritional information: 

- The margarita has just 37.5 calories, but this is just for a 1.5 fl. oz. serving. 

- The white cranberry cosmo has 34 calories per 1.5 fl. oz serving.

- The sangria drink has 132 calories per serving, which is 5G and it has 22.5 grams of carbs. 

- The moscato wine has 100 calories per a 5 oz. serving. 

These are just a few examples of the drinks that the company offers. Keep in mind that most cocktails have well over 300 calories; a Long Island Iced Tea, for example, has about 507 calories, according to their website. A regular margarita can often contain well over 350 calories and is often loaded with sugar! One article at Forbes.com actually says that a normal margarita contains over 600 calories!

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RECIPES: Here is the Best Skinny Girl Margarita Recipe on the web:

Servings: 1 

Serving Size: 1 drink 

Points: 4 weight watchers points

Calories: 185.5 Carb: 6.4 g 

You'll need two oz of Clear Premium Tequila, .5 oz Orange Liquor, Juice of 1 Fresh Lime and Ice. Combine all ingredients over a glass of ice and garnish with a lime wedge. (Courtesy: Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes). 

Note: You can also add a drop of Triple Sec or Grand Marnier for more taste.

This recipe is great because it's quick, easy and tastes good! And you don't have to worry about tacking on extra calories! Best of luck making your Skinny Girl Margarita.

Enjoy Yourself While Still Sticking to Your Diet

 In conclusion, I really like the Skinny Girl cocktail brand because they offer some great tasting alcoholic beverages that are lower in calories than normal drinks. If you are on a diet, I think switching over from normal cocktails to these low-calorie cocktails is a good idea. Having just one margartia or Long Island iced tea can ruin anyone's diet, so make sure you are drinking the right stuff!

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