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Recipe Review: Hungry Girl’s Freezy-Fresa Strawberry Margarita

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I swear, I’m not a drinker.  Really.  I have two margaritas a year.  Well, until this year.  I had two margaritas last night.  And one the night before, and another two weeks before that.  So, yeah – the two margaritas a year thing is out the window.

The only thing I drink is a strawberry margarita.  Maybe I’m fooling myself into thinking it’s just a slushy.  But the calories and cost can knock you for the same loop as the tequila…  So I set out to make my own margarita.  And I found Hungry Girl’s version to be perfect.  I found this recipe in the Hungry Girl Happy Hour book.

But first, I went in search of a tequila.  I found Familia Camarena Silver at a local liquor store.  The manager suggested it as a good quality margarita tequila at a reasonable price.  About $1 worth of tequila in each margarita.  He also suggested I get some Patrón Citrónge.  At $12 a bottle, it ends up about 75 cents a margarita.  That’s the only real change I made to the recipe below – I added a half ounce of the Citrónge.

I did double the recipe to make two – one for me, one for hubby – and it was very easy to plop it all in my Cuisinart mini blender.  I love this blender!  It’s just the right size for drinks, smoothies, etc – plus it will chop up veggies, make pesto, etc.

Now, back to the margarita.  It was light and frothy.  Not too sweet, and not too chemical tasting – some margaritas I’ve had taste like bio hazard instead of strawberries.   And doubling the recipe, we were able to fill two 16 ounce red solo cups (yeah, I didn’t have a margarita glass!).  These would be perfect for any time you want a fun cocktail.

I got the Crystal Light Strawberry-Kiwi packets – finding strawberry flavor was a bit of challenge – my choice was the kiwi or strawberry with added caffeine.  I figured tequila was enough – I didn’t need to add some caffeine.

At only 125 calories, and 5 PP value, this is a great treat that won’t break the food budget.

Hungry Girl’s Freezy-Fresa Strawberry Margarita

Source: www.hungry-girl.com

Course: Beverages

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Sprite Zero (or any diet lemon-lime soda)
  • 1 shot (1.5 oz.) tequila
  • 1 1/8th of a tub) sugar-free strawberry powdered drink mix (any variety or serving (half a packet, like Crystal Light Strawberry-Kiwi or Energy Wild Strawberry)
  • 4 frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice or 5 – 8 ice cubes
  • Optional Garnish: lime wedge

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until uniform and slushy.

Pour into a nice glass and, if you like, garnish with a wedge of lime.

Drink up!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 125
Fat: 0
Sodium: 24
Sugar: 2
Carbohydrate: 7
Fiber: 1
Protein: 0

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 5

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