Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Best of Lei Chic 2009: Heading to Margaritaville
As we get set to ring in 2010, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2009. Enjoy and see you next year!

Originally published May 5, 2009 for Cinco de Mayo -- we recommend making another round for New Year's Eve!

Last year, Cinco de Mayo was a huge party, and Seis de Mayo was total hell. It's not just the tequila in margaritas that causes hangovers - the flavored liqueurs and sweet-and-sour mixes have tons of sugar and calories, adding to the morning-after nightmare. Plus, the drinks can easily ring up to almost $10 each.

But you can still toast to Cinco de Mayo without blowing your diet or your budget. Try this low-cal, low-carb margarita, a healthier version that also costs less to make.

So you can avoid extra pounds, and save a few pesos.

Low-Cal, Low-Carb Margarita
Makes one drink (about 115 calories)

1 packet Splenda or other low cal sweetener
2 T. lime juice
¼ tsp. orange extract

1 shot tequila
1 shot diet lemon-lime soda (like diet Sprite or diet 7Up)

Mix all ingredients, pour over ice.


Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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