Skinnygirl Cocktails Recipe: Classic Margarita

Bethenny Frankel is the four-time bestselling author of Skinnydipping, A Place of Yes, Naturally Thin, and The Skinnygirl Dish. She is the creator of the Skinnygirl brand—which extends to cocktails, fitness, and health—and currently stars as the host of her own talk show, Bethenny. She has been named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities by Forbes magazine and is regularly featured in both Health magazine and Glamour. She is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. Bethenny lives in New York with her daughter, Bryn, and dog, Cookie.

Margarita400After I made this drink famous on The Real Housewives of New York City, it became so popular that I launched my Skinnygirl Ready-to-Drink Cocktail line with it. Here’s the at-home version from Skinnygirl Cocktails that couldn’t be easier to make.

2 ounces white (clear) tequila (100% agave)
Small splash of triple sec or other orange or citrus liqueur
Large splash of fresh lime juice or 4 lime wedges
Splash of club soda, to lighten it (optional)
Lime wheel, for garnish

Combine the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice in a rocks glass filled with ice. (If you’re using lime wedges, squeeze them into the glass.) Top it off with club soda, if you like, and stir to combine. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Skinnygirl Cocktails:  100 Fun & Flirty Guilt-Free Recipes

Skinnygirl Cocktails: 100 Fun & Flirty Guilt-Free Recipes

by Bethenny Frankel

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  • Get Skinnygirl Cocktails:  100 Fun & Flirty Guilt-Free Recipes
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  • Get Skinnygirl Cocktails:  100 Fun & Flirty Guilt-Free Recipes
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VARIATIONS: You can also make this into virtually any fruit flavor you want by adding a splash of juice. Try grapefruit, orange, pomegranate, or anything else that sounds tasty.

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