“Summer is the obvious time when people think about losing weight, cutting calories and finally getting that bikini bod. (So shallow you are.) But just because sweater weather has officially arrived doesn’t mean you still couldn’t trim off a few calories here and there. And because not drinking is not an option, more places around Los Angeles and Orange County are offering skinny cocktails. (Note: I hate artificial ingredients and would never knowingly recommend anything with them, so I’ve been assured these drinks don’t use them.)  Here are 12 cocktails that will help you live it up while keeping your calorie count down…”

Slim Margarita @ Sol Cocina, Newport Beach
Skinny but not skimpy. That about describes the Organic Slim Margarita at this Mexican restaurant located along the Balboa Marina. Made with Casa Noble organic blanco tequila, lime juice, agave nectar and a splash of soda, the drink–like all the specialty cocktails here—focuses on fresh fruits and juices and uses the restaurant’s own sweet & sour that’s made in-house daily. Price: $10.50

Click here to read the piece by Mar Yvette online on MARPOP!