Skinny Margarita Recipe

Skinny Margarita Recipe
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If you’re going to drink, keep your alcohol intake moderate: studies have shown an increase in abdominal obesity with regular overconsumption of alcoholic beverages. However, recipes like these that are relatively low in sugar are much better for you than the high-fructose corn syrup-laden versions you might find at a chain restaurant.

1
Servings
140
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • Juice of 1 ½ fresh limes
  • Juice of ½ medium-sized orange
  • 1 lime round, for garnish

Directions

In a cocktail shaker filled partway with ice, combine the tequila, lime juice, and orange juice.  Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with and garnish with a round of lime.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Protein
8g
17%
Sodium, Na
125mg
8%

Margarita Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Margarita Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.