Sunday, May 5, 2013

SmarteRita Review + Birthday Weekend

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

I thought we could celebrate together by enjoying a (healthier) marg.

When I was contacted to try SmarteRita I couldn't send the reply email fast enough!  

Why? I love almost any margarita, but this one is only 100 calories for 4 oz. and is made with only natural flavors and colors, including agave as a sweetener.

With one sip I knew I was a fan, it was sweet, but not too sweet (a margarita requirement for me).  Very refreshing.  It did, after all, help me to put together Ina's jumperoo.  

To top things off, I was also sent the SkinnyGirl margarita to compare.  Although I liked the SkinnyGirl too, it had more of an aftertaste and tasted "diet" while SmarteRita tasted more like a margarita I would order at a restaurant.  

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Dan tasted SmarteRita and said, "That actually tastes like a margarita!"  He was not a fan of SkinnyGirl.

Abby liked SkinnyGirl better, although, to be fair, she is a Bethany Frankel fan.  Ha!

I also sometimes order a "homemade" skinny margarita - tequila with a little bit of triple sec and a splash of lime juice.  If you order be careful- this drink packs a punch! 

Cheers!

Other news

- This has been a birthday weekend so far.  Friday night we celebrated my friend Meghan's birthday with some Indian food takeout.  

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Yesterday was my niece Hallaway's first birthday party.  

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She received 45 different outfits and will having a rocking summer wardrobe.  I have decided I am going to have a first birthday party.  You are all invited! 

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- Jillian Michaels on Friday + 9 hilly miles on Saturday = sore legs on Sunday.   My legs are so sore this morning that when I looked at the stairs, I seriously contemplated falling down them so I wouldn't have to bend my knees.  Today will be a needed and appreciated rest day!

- Obligatory Ina Mae picture (with my cousin Ashley). 

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I wouldn't want you guys to forget what she looks like!  

Questions of the Day

Who makes your favorite margarita?  I am a Margaritaville girl through and through - nothing beats sitting on the Vegas strip in the sun sipping on a marg with a night full of Pai Gow in my future.  

Are you doing anything to celebrate this 5th of May?  After church we headed to my grandparents' for some more family fun.  

 

4 comments:

  1. Might have to check out SmarteRita. Not much of a margarita mix fan though because I got margarita'd out while in Puerto Vallarta and haven't had one since. (That was in 2007!) I'd prefer sipping an anejo on the rocks with a splash of cointreau and lime. Like you said, though, it packs a punch!

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    1. Mmmm...I will have to try that. Thanks! :)

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  2. Yum Racheal, I'm going to have to try. I have become a huge margarita fun here lately. I have been buying the Bud Light Lime-a-Ritas. Not bad for coming out of a can. That's the next thing on my bucket list is to try Indian food. I just wouldn't know what to order.

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    1. Well, you came to the right place. I LOVE Indian food. A good thing to try first would be the chicken tikka masala or butter chicken. Naan is an amazing bread they make - a must order. I also like their chai tea, mango lassi, and little syrup-ball things (don't know the technical name for that one.) My advice would be to go for lunch for the first time. Almost all Indian restaurants serve a buffet for lunch. That way you can try the different dishes and see which ones you like. The only problem is that the buffet is usually pretty mild and I love my Indian food spicy! Good luck! Let me know if you have any more questions.

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