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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fit Girl Fizz

By now everyone has seen the article that says that drinking one glass of red wine is the equivalent to going to the gym. If only it actually worked like that! Generally, alcohol and being healthy don't mix. That's not to say a glass of wine or a cocktail a few times of week is going to derail your fitness goals - you just need to have balance! Grapefruit is the quintessential diet food. There have been studies proving that people who are trying to lose weight should eat more grapefruit. I have also read that agave is good for you. In addition to boosting your immune system and increasing your energy level, agave has been linked to weight loss. What's the next best thing to agave? Tequila! Isn't it made from the agave plant?

Fit Girl Fizz

Tequila. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Fresh squeezed lime juice, This is a healthy cocktail, right?

At first I thought I was going to need a little bit of sweetness to balance the bitterness of the grapefruit and the acid from all the citrus. Amazingly, the grapefruit I had was delicious and required nothing additional. If you do need some sweetness, I would use just a dash of Agave Syrup. A tiny little bit goes a very long way and its better than just plain old simple syrup. I chilled the glass a little bit with ice water, rubbed a lime wedge along the rim, and dusted the rim with a little bit of kosher salt. Garnished with a lime and it was perfect!

Fit Girl Fizz
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
3 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1.5 oz silver tequila (I'm partial to Patron)
.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
Splash of seltzer water
Lime wedge for garnish
Kosher salt to line the rim of the glass
Ice for the shaker

Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and tequila in a cocktail shaker over ice. Prepare a martini glass by rubbing a lime wedge along the rim of the glass, pour some kosher salt onto a small plate, and roll the rim of the glass in the salt to lightly dust the rim. Pour the drink into the martini glass and top off with a splash of seltzer. Garnish with a lime and enjoy!

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