A few years ago, while watching Real Housewives of New York, I made a post about Bethenny Frankel and her consistent promotion of the Skinnygirl Margarita on the show — the product hadn’t been bottled yet nor sold to Jim Beam, but at the time, I couldn’t help but think that this was one smart lady. My exact words after the first season Skinnygirl Margarita appeared were:
Gotta give this girl credit – she was on a popular reality show with an audience that consisted of mostly women, and she promoted the heck out of her specialty drink. Seriously, the Skinny Girl Margarita made an appearance in at least 3 different shows. Smart cookie, that Bethenny…
Jump ahead a few years and Bethenny now has her own show on Bravo, a talk show in the works, and a Skinnygirl line with products that range from Skinnygirl Cocktails and Skinnygirl Cleanse products to books and workout videos. There’s a few people I really respect in the entertainment industry because of their work ethic and hustle, and Bethenny Frankel is one of them. Ryan Seacrest is the other…
Unfortunately, I wasn’t a huge fan of the bottled version of the Skinnygirl Margarita. The recipe Bethenny spoke of on RHONY was delicious, but the bottled version seemed to0 processed for me. Granted, I’m not a fan of many bottled or pre-mixed margarita mixes, so Skinnygirl really didn’t stand a chance. There’s something about a fresh margarita that can’t be duplicated in a pre-mixed concoction.
Because of my disappointment with the Skinnygirl Margarita, I hadn’t been excited to try out her newly announced line of Skinnygirl cocktails, including a new line of flavored vodkas (Skinnygirl Cucumber, Tangerine, and Island Coconut), Skinnygirl wines, plus a Skinnygirl Pina Colada, on top of her already existing products (Skinnygirl Margarita, White Cranberry Cosmo, and Sangria).
Two of the newer products in the Skinnygirl captured my interest because of their flavors enough to give the line a second chance: the Skinnygirl Sangria and Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka. While I’ve yet to come across the Cucumber Vodka in Michigan yet, after a bit of a hunt, I was able to locate a few bottles of Skinnygirl Sangria.
And I fell in love.
I’m already a huge fan of sangria and buy it bottled frequently, but I do have to admit the Skinnygirl Sangria is by far my favorite so far.
Light tasting, perfect with some fresh cut up fruit (I always have apples around), and not so high in alcohol content that you can’t enjoy a whole bottle by yourself — which yes, defeats the purpose of drinking a “Skinny” cocktail, but girl, it’s that good. Also, even though I run a website called Girly Drinks, I’ve become lazy about making cocktails and prefer a glass of wine or something that doesn’t have too many ingredients; Skinnygirl Sangria covers all those bases.
Per 5 flowing ounces, there are 132 calories, 22.5 grams of carbs, and 0 proteins or fat. 10.5% alcohol in Skinnygirl Sangria.
I found that a typical 750ml bottle of Skinnygirl Sangria runs about $13.99.
Another note about Skinnygirl Sangria: because the alcohol content is so low, unless you’re only placing it in the freezer for 5 minutes, Skinnygirl Sangria should be left in the fridge, not freezer, to chill.
If you aren’t able to find the Skinnygirl Sangria at your local liquor retailer, you can also buy online.