Cucumber Cilantro Margarita

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 🙂

The Cucumber Cilantro  Margarita, a low cal cocktail from The Healthy Bachelorette

Cucumber Cilantro Margarita

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Combine the cucumber, cilantro leaves, lime juice, tequila, simple syrup and triple sec into a food processor and pulse until completely combined.
  2. 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. 
  3. Divide the cocktail between two glasses and serve over ice!

Enjoy y’all! Happy Cinco de Mayo 🙂

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5 Easy Champagne Cocktails for New Years 2015

The Healthy Bachelorette: Easy Champagne Cocktails

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!

Festive Holiday Drink: The Herbal Pom

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 Healthy Bachelorette: Herbal Pom Holiday Drink

The Herbal Pom

Yield: 1 Drink

Ingredients

  • 1oz POM Juice, chilled
  • 2oz Gin
  • 1oz St. Germain
  • 2-3oz Club Soda, chilled
  • 1 Tablespoon Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1 Sprig Rosemary

Directions

  1. To one small tumbler glass: add in the POM, Gin, St. Germain and Club Soda. Stir with a drink stirrer.
  2. Add in the Pomegranate Seeds and Rosemary sprig.
  3. Serve and repeat!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Healthy Bachelorettes!