As previously noted, if I could be any vegetable I would be a cucumber.
Here is even more evidence that a cucumber is one of the most diverse vegetables out there. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this cool Cucumber Cilantro Margarita! This recipe takes a healthy twist on the traditional Margarita which can run ~350 calories per drink. I replaced the traditional sugar loaded sour mix with a healthy (and also green) cucumber juice, and added a hint of cilantro flavor. This recipe pairs perfectly with our Chicken Fajita Bowl for a yummy Cinco de Mayo dinner! Enjoy 🙂
Cucumber Cilantro Margarita
- 1 cucumber, washed and cut into 4 pieces
- 1/4 cup packed cilantro
- Juice of 2 limes
- 4oz Silver Tequila
- 2oz Triple Sec
- 0.5oz simple syrup
- Combine the cucumber, cilantro leaves, lime juice, tequila, simple syrup and triple sec into a food processor and pulse until completely combined.
- Using a small mesh strainer, pour the Margarita into a large glass. Discard the “chunks” of cucumber. Note: Use the back of a spoon to press and release the liquid into the glass.
- Divide the cocktail between two glasses and serve over ice!
Enjoy y’all! Happy Cinco de Mayo 🙂
Did you know that there are only 78 calories in 1 glass of champagne? Try combining one or more of the options above for a fancy and easy New Years cocktail.
Drink healthfully and responsibly this New Years Eve, and remember to alternate water with alcohol!
HAPPY NEW YEAR HEALTHY BACHELORETTES!
Anyone who knows me well, knows how much I love St. Germain. It has a wonderful earthy taste. It’s like a field in a liquor. My boyfriend is also very into Gin, which of course goes very well with St. Germain.
I came up with this recipe because I had leftover pomegranate seeds from making my Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Feta. This drink is extremely festive, with the red pomegranate seeds and green Rosemary sprig. It has a very light, not too sweet flavor, and goes down easy (believe me). It gets its herbal flavor from the Rosemary and St. Germain. And bonus: you get to eat the pomegranate seeds in the end!
The Herbal Pom holiday drink is a great option for your Friendsgiving dinner or Christmas cocktail party!
The Herbal Pom
Yield: 1 Drink
- 1oz POM Juice, chilled
- 2oz Gin
- 1oz St. Germain
- 2-3oz Club Soda, chilled
- 1 Tablespoon Pomegranate Seeds
- 1 Sprig Rosemary
- To one small tumbler glass: add in the POM, Gin, St. Germain and Club Soda. Stir with a drink stirrer.
- Add in the Pomegranate Seeds and Rosemary sprig.
- Serve and repeat!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Healthy Bachelorettes!