My mother and I tried Skinnygirl Margarita, the ready-made margarita by reality TV star Bethenny Frankel, originally one of The Real Housewives of New York City and more recently on Bethenny Ever After, both on Bravo TV. Margaritas are one of those drinks I love (I’m a on-the-rocks-with-salt gal) but a little too lazy to make at home. If this is you too, I recommend giving Skinnygirl a try. Just pour over ice and enjoy. It’s made with Blue Agave clear tequila and is marketed as being just 100 calories per a 4 oz. serving. I liked it a lot better than margaritas I’ve been served at happy hours (too yellow, too sweet), but less than the best margarita I ever had, which was made with fresh lime juice, and enjoyed in multiple quantities in a tiny little bar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
I know from watching Bethenny Ever After that not all 50 states carry Skinnygirl Margarita. In New York I can get it from FreshDirect, the online grocery store, for $17.99.
And what goes better with a prepared cocktail than cocktail rings? I hit up my mother’s jewelry box for some of hers to model here.
From QVC, turquoise with pavé faux diamonds, set in sterling silver. I like this one a lot, it reminds me of something Rachel Zoe would wear.
A recent acquisition featuring a cultured pearl and two czs set in sterling silver.
The pearl is huge, the size of a small gumball!
A turquoise set in sterling silver, from the late 1950s, originally owned by my grandfather.
Smoky topaz in gold, circa 1977.
A white sapphire cocktail ring, circa 1964. Easily my favorite. I love its Liz Taylor quality.
I found this tidbit on cocktail rings from Nina Garcia’s The One Hundred: A Guide to Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own—
“The term ‘cocktail ring’ emerged during Prohibition, when women would wear large, bold rings to illegal cocktail parties. A woman would flit her hand around, drawing attention to the bauble, to let you know that not only was she drinking illegally, she was doing it with style.”
Which one is your favorite? Do you wear cocktail rings?