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Drink of the Day: Baja Skinny - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Baja Skinny

August 6, 2015 | By |

I was perusing my social media this morning and someone mentioned “Tequila Thursday”.  Doesn’t sound like a bad idea…..tequila it is!

Several months ago, I was asked by a fashion blog site to come up with a cocktail that was low in calorie and tasty for their followers, and I came up with this.  It’s a lighter and healthier version of a margarita, using honey syrup in place of simple syrup, and using fresh lime juice and orange juice to give it that citrus edge.  Topping it off with soda gives it a little more life, but not enough to take away from all the flavor this cocktail has to offer.

ReglamMe.com is a fashion site out of Germany and they put the focus on us everyday folk.  I highly recommend you checking out their site.  Sure, because they allow me to do a story from time to time is a good excuse to check them out.  But, they have so much more to offer than my occasional query and are a fun site.  If you do go there, make sure to follow them on their other social media sites, as well.

I have also added this drink to the Signature Cocktail list at Twiisted Sushi Grill and Bar in Medina, where I am fortunate enough to be working at.  If you are ever in the Northeast Ohio area and want some great drinks and a large assortment of burgers and sushi, be sure to stop in and say hi!

Enjoy your Tequila Thursday with this refreshing cocktail.  Cheers!


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1 1/2 oz. Tequila Blanco

3/4 oz. Triple Sec

1/2 oz. Honey Syrup

Juice of one Lime or 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Juice of 1/2 Orange or 1/2 oz. Orange Juice

Soda Water


Method:  Combine all ingredients except the soda water into a mixing glass with ice.  Cap with a tin a shake well.  Strain into a margarita glass with ice.  Top with soda water.  Garnish with a lemon and lime half – wheels on the rim of the glass.


This Day in History:

1806 – The Holy Roman Empire officially ended with the abduction of Emperor Francis II.

1926 – Gertrude Ederle became the first US woman to swim across the English Channel.

1945 – The first atomic bomb used in warfare was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

2003 – On the Late Night Show with Jay Leno, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his candidacy to replace Gary Davis as governor of California.


Notable Birthday:

Artist Andy Warhol was born on this date in 1928.


Notable Quote:

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”  –  Andy Warhol





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