Happy Friday fellow peaches! Who's ready to kick back this weekend, watch the derby and indulge in some margaritas for Cinco de Mayo? The last few weeks have been so crazy as the the end of the school year approaches. It's full of projects, tests, volunteer opportunities, parties and much, much more. I've also made a conscious effort to take better care of myself which means more time at the gym and more sleep. Happy to say it's paid off and the pants are already a little looser!
However, if there's one guilty pleasure I don't want to give up, it's my Friday night margarita. After reading that Gisele Bundchen had experimented with aloe juice in Food and Wine magazine, I bravely mixed up this skinny aloe margarita which is absolutely out of this world! I was shocked at how closely these tasted like the "real thing"despite aloe juice having ZERO sugar in it!
When shopping for aloe juice, be sure to purchase a brand that is aloin free. I only drink Lakewood organic pure aloe juice which I find at my local Publix in the juice aisle. If you're watching your figure and your sugar intake, this aloe margarita is a must try. If you try it and love it, let me know! I'd love to hear your feedback.
***** Skinny Aloe Margarita *****
// Ingredients //
1 oz. pure agave blanco tequila
1/2 oz. orange liquor
1 oz. Lakewood organic pure aloe juice
the juice of one lime
1 teaspoon of agave nectar
// Instructions //
Combine ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Salt the rim of a glass, add ice and strain mix into glass.
*photography by Amy Mikkelsen