Growing up, my mother would make margaritas using a frozen can of sugar-lime slush stashed somewhere in our freezer. She’d mix it with a few liquors and voila! – margarita time. However, when I was old enough to enjoy margaritas myself, I knew better than to use pre-made mixes for my alcohol fix. The best cocktails are founded in high-quality, organic ingredients. The taste is purer and the buzz more beautiful – to say nothing of the fact that making your own cocktails allows you to nix the sugar and other preservatives inherent in syrups and mixes. Here is my simple, go-to skinny margarita recipe that requires absolutely no sugar. Salt on the rim of the cup is optional. Enjoy!
It would be wrong to list the “benefits” of alcohol, but there is indeed glow in this skinny margarita recipe:
Limes: are antibacterial, antiviral and immune-boosting. They are liver cleansers and digestion facilitators, making them a potent weight-loss aid. They are highly alkaline and help to cleanse the blood of toxins and moderate your overall acid-alkaline pH balance. They are a rich source of vitamin C, citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. They reduce pain in the joints and ease inflammation. Their juice is known to help people with heart problems due to their high potassium content. They improve digestion, relieve constipation, treat stomach problems and assist in weight loss. They are rich in flavonoids, which helps with respiratory problems and nausea.
Skinny Margarita Recipe
Serves 1 (but don’t stop there!)
- Rock salt
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1.5 ounces triple sec
- 1/2-3/4 cup lime juice
Directions: Take an 8-ounce glass cup. Moisten the rim with water and turn over and press the top of the cup into the salt so that the salt sticks to the rim. Turn over and add the tequila and triple sec. Give it a quick stir with the finger and add the ice so that it reaches the top but does not go beyond. Fill the remaining space in the cup with lime juice.
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