Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone!
We all know it’s hard to unwind completely with a margarita when you’re thinking about those empty calories from sugar. So we’ve got a guilt-free margarita recipe for you (not that you should feel guilty for enjoying a treat, for goodness’ sake). Unwind without spiking your blood sugar level with this easy, delicious recipe:
- 3 ½ cups of strawberries
- 2 ½ cups of crushed ice
- ½ cup of tequila
- ½ cup of fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup sugar
- 3 tbsp. Cointreau (orange-flavored liqueur)
- Lime or orange wedges (optional for garnishing)
Combine strawberries, ice, tequila, lime juice, sugar and liqueur in blender and process until smooth. Pour into four large glasses and serve immediately (185 calories per serving).
Tip: If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of squeezing a half-cup’s worth of juice out of fresh limes, try Nellie and Joe’s Key West Lime Juice. It’s delicious and a close second to freshly squeezed citrus.
No margarita recipe is set in stone, so feel free to improvise and use this recipe as a jumping off point! Use peaches instead of strawberries, lemon juice instead of lime, or get wild and toss some fresh grated ginger in there. Using fresh (or frozen) whole ingredients helps reduce the need for sugar and artificially-flavored syrup. Because who needs strawberry-flavored syrup when you’ve got the real deal? And with summer right around the bend, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of fresh produce.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy some leisure time this Cinco de Mayo with some special people.
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