We all want to look our best during the summer either out on the boat, by the pool or at the beach. But with all the delicious margaritas (and other boat drinks) out there – it can get tough. So we went on the look out for some of the best “skinny” margarita recipes out there. From mydesert.com, we found some great recipes including the Partida Margarita

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Lean libations: no extra calories in these flavor-filled concoctions

Ever since Weight Watchers made a splash on the dieting scene in the 1960s, we’ve been told to treat drinking like vampires treat sunlight.

In other words, avoid it at all costs.

It was wise counsel in 1963, but over the past couple of years smart bartenders across the country have devised new drinks that pack an alcoholic punch with 50 percent to 70 percent fewer calories.

That’s important, especially in a place where bathing suit weather is pretty much all year long.

“We have a lot of guests who like to lay out by the pool,” said Buddy Dennington, a bartender at Citron at the Viceroy. “People who run around in bathing suits want something that’s refreshing without the calories to drink.”

You can read the full article as well as a few more “skinny” cocktails at mydesert.com

Partida Margarita

  • 1½ ounces Partida Tequila Blanco
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounces Partida organic agave nectar
  • ¾ ounce water


Place all ingredients into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake to blend and strain into cocktail glass or over fresh ice in highball glass. Check flavor. (About 100 calories).

Courtesy of Las Casuelas Quinta