Skinny Girl Margarita from Real Housewives of NYC

by Rachel Kuptz

in Featured Content,Frozen Drinks,Girly Drinks,Margaritas,Tequilla

While the show is now over, the Real Housewives of NYC was definitely funny. It’s a guilty pleasure, but I love watching all the shows on Bravo – Top Chef, Real Housewives, Flipping Out, Work Out…It’s a wonder that I ever get anything done (I don’t)!

Anyways, Bethenny from the Real Housewives of NYC is a chef who specializes in natural and healthy foods. On the show, she was famous for what she called “The Skinny Girl Margarita.” Bethany ordered it at bars and restaurants and told the bartenders how to make it. 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…

So, the Skinny Girl Margarita has lower calories and less salt. Bethenny advises to always drink clear liquors in order to avoid hangovers and to ensure that you’re not consuming a butt-load of calories.

Update: The Skinny Girl Cocktails line came out with the Skinny Girl Margarita in the summer of 2009. Visit Bethenny’s website,, for more information. She also has a Facebook Fan page that is updated regularly.

Want to try a version of this margarita recipe? Bethenny has also posted the recipe for her Skinny Girl Margarita:

  • 2 oz of clear Tequila (Sauza or clear premium tequila)
  • (count 1, 2 while you pour, no need for measuring)
  • A splash of fresh lime juice
  • A splash of Grand Marnier or BOLS Triple Sec

Combine all ingredients over a glass of ice

Garnish with a lime wedge and salt (or sugar) if you’d like.

Makes one serving

Here’s Bethany’s video of her making her specialty drink, The Skinny Girl Margarita:

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