Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Margarita Line Slammed For Using Inferior Tequila

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By Alexis TereszcukRadar Senior Reporter

Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Margaritas are still under fire, this time for using “lower quality” tequila.

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, a $10 million class-action lawsuit was filed against Bethenny’s Skinnygirl Margarita company and the parent company Beam Global Spirits, for falsely claiming the drink was “all natural” with “no preservatives.”

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In an amended version of the lawsuit, two drinkers of Skinnygirl claim that the tequila used is “a lower quality and purity tequila by-product called mixto – essentially a mash of tequila and some unknown additives (rarely organic) which may comprise as much as 49 percent of the final mixed liquor,” according to the NY Post.

The ex-Real Housewives of New York City star has said her margarita has only two ingredients: agave nectar and 100 percent blue agave tequila, but the lawyer for the lawsuit, Tom Mullaney, says “100 percent blue agave is not stuff people mix.”

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Mullaney said comparing blue agave to mixto “is like comparing Thunderbird wine to a fine Chianti.  They’re both wine but very different.”

Frankel sold Skinnygirl margarita to Beam Global Spirits for a reported $100 million.  The company has said the lawsuit is “frivolous,” and defended the product.

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