Make it a Tequila Sunset

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

Yes, cocktails are often delicious. But they can also be high in calories. In honor of National Tequila Day (yes, it’s today), we decided to share a low-calorie tequila cocktail we found on

Enjoy your cocktail, but, as always, be responsible. And when you finish it, pick up your calendar and start penciling in some of these ABQ events.

Low Cal Tequila Cocktail

Grab a half-ounce of tequila, half-ounce of vodka, one teaspoon of agave nectar. Mix the ingredients together in an ice-filled shaker for 10 seconds, and voila, only 130 calories.

Heart to HeartFirst aid training

If “effective bystander” CPR is performed directly after someone goes into cardiac arrest, their survival chance can be tripled, according to the American Heart Association. But this immediate CPR only happens 32 percent of the time.

Project Heart Start will be giving a free CPR class tomorrow, July 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Los Duranes Community Center Park (2920 Leopoldo Road NW, 767-5959 ). All ages are welcome to attend, but call the center to register beforehand.

Brushes for paintingLand of the Frida

The late artist Frida Kahlo is an icon, both in the worlds of feminism and painting.

Head to the Patio Market in Old Town tomorrow for W!ld Moon Boutique‘s 5th Annual Frida Fiesta. Eat cake in celebration of Kahlo’s July 6 birthday. Has anyone ever told you that you look like Kahlo? Perfect! There will be a Frida look-a-like contest. There will also be a Frida parade, Frida fashion show, and music.

All ages are welcome to this free event, which lasts from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Running Aridcactus in desert

It’s no news that rainfall isn’t Albuquerque’s signature weather. That’s why many Albuquerqueans turn to xeriscaping, a type of landscaping good for places amidst drought.

Tomorrow, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dianne Rand of Xeric Garden Club of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Garden Center, will lecture about “The Basics of Water Wise Xeric Gardening” at the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area (7100 Tramway Blvd. NE).

Admission is $2 per vehicle.

What are your plans this weekend?