Or should I say the ‘au naturel’ margarita?!?
I mean because seriously, if you make a traditional margarita with natural ingredients (um yeah, skip the sweet n’ sour mix) then it IS skinny!
I couldn’t possibly let Cinco de Mayo week here on Kitchen Concoctions pass without sharing a recipe for a margarita. Truthfully, we all know that you just go out to eat Mexican food (for Cinco de Mayo and all the other 364 days of the year), just to drink margaritas and eat queso!
So if you are choosing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home this year, or because you are prepping for swimsuit season, or because you choose to eat a more ‘natural’ diet; this “Skinny” Margarita is for you (and all your friends!).
What I wanna know is what is your favorite drink to sip to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
PS: If you want a little change to the classic margarita, check out this Grapefruit Margarita (also in ‘au naturel’ form)!
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6 limes, juiced
2 teaspoons agave nectar (or to taste)
4 ounces tequila
2 ounces orange liquor (Cointreau)
Salt, if desired for rim of glass
Ice, as needed
On the rocks:
In a large shaker combine juice, agave nectar and liquors. Shake well to combine.
Pour salt on a small plate. Rub lime on edge of glass and dip in sugar. Add ice to glass and pour margarita over ice. Garnish if desired with lime wedge.
Combine juices, agave nectar, liquors, and ice in blender, blend until smooth. Serve in salt rimmed glass. Garnish if desired with lime wedge.
Prepare as directed above for frozen or on the rocks and substitute liquor with sparkling water or club soda. Garnish if desired with lime wedge.