“Everyone loves margaritas, but no one wants the guilt or the calories. That’s why I created the Skinnygirl™ Margarita. At only 100 calories for a full 4 oz. serving, all natural ingredients, no preservatives or artificial colors, lightly sweetened with agave nectar and made with premium Blue Agave clear Tequila, Skinnygirl™ is the margarita you can trust.”
– Bethenny Frankel
I was sent a bottle of Skinnygirl™ to review, a hard job for me as you can imagine 🙂 I must admit I was a bit skeptalcal at first but Let me just tell you I will pick one of these drinks over one of those little bags of 100 calorie cookies anyday.
If I did not know it I would never believe this was any different then the Margaritas I drink that have over 500 calories in them. Now I have a hard choice at hand. Do I drink 5 and justify it because it’s the same as drinking one normal one, or do I stick with the one and cut the extra 400 calories? Hmmmmm desisions desisions.
The one downfall of Skinnygirl™ Margaritas is that it is not yet readily available. In fact in a quite a few states the only way you are able to get it is to order it online. You can find it at skinnygirlcocktails.com . If your not sure about ordering someth.ing you have never tried, take my word for it it is so worth it
What I didn’t realize when I got this was that Bethenny has a whole site dedicated to health and fitness Bethenny.com has a lot of advice on lifestyles as well as a ton of yummy recipes. Go check it out, I will sit here and wait, just give me a sec to pour myself another Skinnygirl™.
Due to the subsequent illness and disciplinary problems one Admiral Vernon of the Royal Navy took a decision to mix the rum with water – a half pint of rum being mixed with 2 pints of water and issued in two servings twice daily. This made him very unpopular with his men who renamed the mixture ‘Grog’ in disgust. (Admiral Vernon was known as Old Grog because of a grogram cloak that he wore). The term ‘Let’s Fire a Grog’ is still used in Barbados to this day although the Rum is also mixed with Coke, Ginger Ale, Soda Water.
Citrus juice (usually lime or lemon juice) was added to the recipe to make the taste more palatable. Unknowingly the vitamin C contained in the citrus juice prevented the disease ‘scurvy’ from affecting Admiral Vernon’s sailors. Once this was realized, the mixture was adopted throughout the Navy and the British sailors were given the nickname of ‘limeys’ by which British people are still referred today.
We can therefore credit Admiral Vernon with adding two words to the English lexicon, Grog and Limey. With a little more imagination and one more ingredient he may have also been credited with our fantastic and powerful Rum Punch Cocktail.
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The first kind I decided to try was the Donut House Cinnamon Roll coffee. You can see my review here: http://www.1quickcup.com/donut-house-cinnamon-roll-br24-kcups-p-347.html.