Skinny Drunk

February 23, 2011-

By Lauren

Original Post 8.13.2010

These days, you can’t glance at the New York Times Bestseller List without coming across a book with the word “Skinny” in the title. Skinny Bitch, Skinny Girl, Skinny Italian….You name it, and someone is making it anorexic. Coming up on the weekend, I have decided to pen my much more practical version (to Chicagoans anyway), Skinny Drunk. Sure I would love to know how French women stay so thin, or how Bethenny Frankel has gotten so fit post baby, and even how Teresa Guidice eats all of those a-meat-a-balls and stays so thin (she can write?), but even more so, I would enjoy information on how to be tipsy and thin….Insert spray tan, and that equals a recipe for a good Friday night. Here are a few excerpts from my upcoming literary work, inspired by Lindsay Lohan*:


Skinny Drunk Margarita -You may be familiar with the Skinny Girl Margarita, but having sampled this, I can assure you that the Skinny Drunk version is much tastier and lower cal.

You will need:

1 Packet of Market Pantry Lime Margarita Drink Mix (found at your local Target)

Lime Wedges

Rimming Salt


3/4 Cup of Cold Water

1/4 Cup of Tequilla

Rub the rim of a large margarita glass with a lime wedge, dip glass in salt and then add ice. Add 1 packet of the margarita mix, water and tequilla. Mix and enjoy.

Total Calories: 130 ( tequilla 125 cals, mix 5 cals). A traditional Margarita can run anywhere from 300-800 calories

Skinny Drunk Cosmo Although this is not the trendy, glam drink it once was during the Carrie Bradshaw era, there is nothing like watching a chick flick and drinking some cosmos to introduce a theme to an otherwise mundane evening at home.

You will need:

1 oz Citron Vodka

1 oz Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Light

1 oz Triple Sec

1 oz Lime Juice


Mix Ingredients, shake with ice, enjoy!

Total Calories: 124 ( Cran Juice 5 cal, Citron Vodka 66 cal, Triple Sec 45 cal, Lime Juice 8 cal ) *Ocean Spray Light Cranberry Juice is also great for Vodka Crans, as it only has 40 cals per serving

THE Skinny Bitch – Long before the book came out, my cousin Matt was on a campaign to promote his favorite low cal cocktail, which he aptly called, The Skinny Bitch.

You will need:


Diet Coke (1 can)

1.5 oz Vodka

Mix, ingest, repeat and enjoy being the skinniest of all of your friends. Try flavored vodka for a fun twist.

Total Calories: 55-69 (Vodka 55-69cals)


Another way to rack up the calories is over pouring when mixing a drink. My dear friend, Erica Seversen, bought me the solution to this problem in the form of a handy glass (pictured below). This is a take anywhere glass with hashmarks to denote ounces and it lists recipes for a variety of go to drinks (margarita, cosmo, long island ice tea etc.). Even if you are making an alternate recipe, it is a good guide. Awesome! I highly recommend getting one.

Out on the Town

If you will be out and about this weekend, look for bars/restaurants with low cal drink options. A few ideas in Chicago are “The Big H” at The Fat Cat and the low cal Mojito at Sushi Samba Rio. It also never hurts to ask your bartender if they have diet tonic for a healthy G & T. You may get a dirty look, but it never hurts to ask. Even ordering a “Skinny Bitch” will save you the 100 calories you would ingest in a regular coke.

There is your peek into the next of the Skinny literary masterpieces, I hope you find these tips as useful as I have…..Hey, at least we will be skinny when we run into each other at rehab! Cheers!

* The number of images that show up when Googling “Lindsay Lohan” drunk is rather impressive ….

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