Skinny cocktails fatten up restaurant menus

Fueled by consumer interest in better-for-you products, research and development in advance of menu labeling, and the ongoing craft bar trend, a number of restaurant chains are promoting “skinny” cocktails this summer that are high in flavor but low in calories.

An example is the Agave Skinny Margarita offered at 68 McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurants. It combines tequila, agave nectar and hand-squeezed lime and orange juices for 136 calories. It is priced a

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