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Lime Lyte, Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday: Low-Calorie Lime Lyte

This #ThirstyThursday is all about saving calories! We’re exactly one week away from the day when we will feast on a ridiculous amount of carbs, and now is the time to limit the amount you intake and fight the battle of the sweatpants. This whole week I’ll be kicking my cardio into high gear and becoming stricter on myself with the hardest rule to follow: no carbs after dark. With that said, I’ll also be changing my drink of choice. Don’t worry, I won’t compromise the deliciousness! I present to you the lime lyte, a refreshing drink with approximately 75 calories per a glass! Happy hour never tasted so good — and light.


  • 1 ½ oz. Voli Light

  • 2 oz. club soda

  • 2 lime wedges


  • Combine Voli Light and club soda

  • Serve over ice

  • Squeeze and drop limes into drink and stir

Movie Star

#ThirstyThursday: The Movie Star

This #ThirstyThursday is being brought to you by Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill. This favorite happy hour spot of mine recently introduced a new drink menu and on it sits The Movie Star. It’s a tasty margarita with an added twist of pineapple and ginger. It is light and crisp, and I guarantee you won’t be able to stop at just one.

If you have never been to Z’Tejas before, I highly recommend ordering some of their Movie Stardelicious food. Everything from the appetizers to their entrees are impeccable and you can’t forget about their homemade corn bread or the delightful cobbler! I have been a Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill customer for years and every experience I’ve had has been wonderful. Everything from the service you’ll receive, the food you will taste, and the drinks you will sip on will have you feeling like The Movie Star you are!



  • 1.5 oz Gran Centenario Reposado Tequila
  • .75 oz Domain de Canton ginger liqueur
  • .25 oz Fresh pineapple chunks
  • .5 oz of simple syrup or margarita mix
  • 2 oz Fresh lime juice


  1. Muddle pineapple and lime juice
  2. Add all ingredients with ice and shake vigorously
  3. Pour into margarita glass
  4. Garnish with a pineapple leaf and a piece of candied ginger


If that isn’t enough to tempt your taste buds, take advantage of Z’Tejas’ new happy hour. Seven days a week at all five Valley locations, people can enjoy $5 select margaritas, $2 off varietal wines and select appetizers from $5 to $7.

Pumpkin Cocktail

Thirsty Thursday: Pumpkin Cocktail

Taste the flavors of fall! This #ThirstyThursday we’re craving the ever-popular flavor of pumpkin. This cocktail, courtesy of Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse, is sweeter than your aunt’s Thanksgiving pie. No need to thank us, but you’re welcome.


What you need:

1 ounce maple whisky

2 ounces vanilla vodka

1 tsp. pumpkin spice

½ ounce simple syrup

Splash hazelnut liqueur

graham cracker crumbs to rim glass


Cinnamon stick (optional garnish)


How to make a pumpkin cocktail:

Step 1: Rim cocktail glass with graham cracker crumbs.

Step 2: Add simple syrup, whiskey, vodka, pumpkin spice, liquer in shaker tin with ice.

Step 3: Shake vigorously and then double strain into cocktail glass.

Step 4: Add cinnamon stick for garnish



Make it yourself or enjoy while out at Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse. Regularly priced at $12.95 or $7.95 during happy hour. Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse is located at 4180 N. Drinkwater Blvd. in Scottsdale