I watch what I eat. I like Margaritas. Here's a great recipe for a skinny margarita that doesn't suck or give you heartburn.
This dilemma plagued me when I started really watching my intake. I finally got sick of Vodka and Soda and started experimenting with Tequila and Lemonade. It wasn't bad but it didn't scratch my margarita itch. After a few years of playing with this recipe, I've found a winner.
I've been asked about it enough times that its time to share it.
- Altos Silver Tequila - I've used just about every tequila from Cuervo to Clase Azul in a Margarita (hey sometimes I'm out of Altos). Save the expensive stuff for sipping, Altos stuff makes THE BEST margarita period. I buy the 1.75L for around $50 in Atlanta.
- Gran Gala Orange Liqueur - there are more expensive and "better" orange liqueurs out there but this one works! Use it sparingly because this has sugar in it.
- Tres Agaves Margarita Mix - my early recipes just used the lemonade but its just better with a little of this. $8 per bottle
- Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade - key to keeping the calories and sugar down in this drink. Lately this is hard to find. It sometimes comes in a can or small bottle. I buy it whenever I see it, even if I have 4 at home. Please leave me some. $3
- I suggest making these in batches. It's really annoying having to mix a cocktail with 4 ingredients and it holds in the fridge well. I use a RubberMaid MixerMate 2Q and pour everything into the measured lines. When I say 2 measures below you just go up 2 lines.
- Add 2 measures of Tequila
- Add 2 measures of Mix
- Add 4 measures of Lemonade
- Add .25 measures of Gran Gala. You can control the sweetness with this and add more or less to your taste.
- Mix well
- Pour into a glass (or yeti) with plenty of ice.
- Turbo - If you are having a party and want to make sure people are up and going late try adding about 1 measure of Rockstar Orange to each pitcher.
- O3 - this is a nice alternative to Gran Gala but it is not easy to find.
If you have any questions or want to share some feedback - reach out!