I work in a bar that is famous for margaritas. It’s what we do best, and people come in all the time just to get them. But there’s still always guests (you have to say “guests” instead of “customers” when you work in a nice restaurant) that don’t trust our recipe, and give specific instructions for how they’d like theirs to be made (although usually I make it my normal way anyway while they’re not looking, and they never know the difference. But that’s another blog for another time).
The most common request is a “skinny girl” or just “skinny” margarita, which at this point I’ve decided to accept as a real drink. The other day two women came in, and that’s what the first one asked for. The second then said “Can I um, have like an even skinnier one, like an anorexic margarita?” I laughed (I hate the principle of what she said, but I still thought it was funny), then poured her a glass of water.
Ok, she asked for the water also, and I did make her a drink with tequila, club soda, and a little bit of lime juice. But the point is this: There is no such thing as a skinny girl margarita. If a drink has alcohol, it has calories. ”Lite” beer has fewer calories because it has less alcohol. I realize I have written this before, and that I keep linking back to it time and time again. But I feel it’s my duty to educate the world on this, because nobody seems to understand.
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