Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita

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Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita
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skinnygirl_sparkling_margaritaThe Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita made with Blue Agave Silver Tequila (when you see Blue Agave on the label that indicates that it is 100% Blue Agave and not mixed with cane sugar and Silver means this is non-aged, young, natural Tequila), along with Triple Sec, flavors, sweeteners and some carbonation. The carbonation feels more like soda or seltzer than Sparkling wine. The calories are than 31.3 per each 1 1/2 ounce, so if you are counting calories, you have to do some math as you drink. The alcohol is 19.9 proof or 9.95% if you want to compare it to a glass of wine. When ordering a Sparkling Margarita at a club, they would take a Margarita and rather than pour it over ice, they would float Prosecco or another Sparkling wine over the top. But here, it is pre-mixed and ready to go, straight out of its wine-style bottle. The list price is $9.99.

The color is, well, Margarita-like, it has that cloudy silver hue, the large bubbles start out strong, and slowly fade. The nose is, again, it smells like a Margarita, it does not have the strong alcohol scent that Tequila can have, but the reserved Tequila aroma, along with the Triple Sec and lime, set the proper mood.  This is a dry Margarita, the sweetness is toned down, this is an adult cocktail, not a sorority girl red cup drink. This is a subdued, semi-elegant mixed drink, there is mellow inter-play between the Tequila, the Triple Sec and the lime upfront, with hit of sweet and sour on the finish.

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The Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita is a very solid pre-mixed cocktail. I can recall the days that any cocktail that came ready to serve was so cloyingly sweet, that they were hard to drink. I guess the lo-cal take on this Margarita solves of that problem. For me the 19.9 proof was a little light, I kept thinking that if I add a little more Tequila, a fresh squeezed lime and a couple of ice cubes (this will kill the bubbles, so think twice), it would be quite easy to go thru a bottle or two of the Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita on a warm summer night. But, that would be defeating all the benefits of a low-calorie beverage. So, if calories are not an issue, add a little something extra and have a great summer cooler or be good and drink it as is, it tastes pretty good.

 

 

this bttle was received as a sample

 

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