The past couple of weeks have been a little insane, hence my lack of posting. I spent a few days last week in Denver with my sister as she gave birth to my niece (!!!). She is perfect and could not be cuter. I’m sure all family members say that of all newborns, but I swear, she is the cutest.
It is officially summer in Pittsburgh. The heat and humidity are here in full force. Humidity is my mortal enemy. Every time I walk outside, my hair explodes. I am actually counting down the days until I can move back to the dry dry west.
To combat the heat, I have been making cocktails and wine slushies pretty much every day (sorry, not sorry). My latest indulgence has been Skinny Strawberry Basil Margaritas. They are about 130 calories and if you have a few of these you can easily forget the whole week…
They are light, refreshing, not too sweet and not too strong – my perfect kind of cocktail. There is no added sugar, but the strawberry adds all the sweetness you need. I feel I must caution you though, that they are VERY addicting.
Skinny Strawberry Basil Margarita
- 1/4 c strawberries, chopped
- 1 tbsp basil, chopped
- 1 tbsp lime
- 1 oz Tequila
- 1/2 oz Cointreau
- 4 oz club soda
- Put your chopped strawberry & basil in to a glass.
- Use a muddler or a fork to smash the strawberries and basil together.
- Add the lime, Tequila, Cointreau, and club soda.Stir.
- Top off with ice, and enjoy!!