Skinny Margaritas

Skinny Margaritas

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Made with tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice, these margaritas are the real deal. Most “skinny” mixes use the essence of lime, but in my book, skinny doesn’t mean skimping on taste, so you’ll not find that here. Love Mexican food, but not the long prep time or calories?  You’ll find a terrific Two-Minute Fire-Roasted Salsa,  Three-Minute Tomato and Avocado Salad, Any Day Chicken Enchiladas and 10-Minute Mexican-Style Pintos in Eat What You Love Everyday! 

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

¾ cup tequila
½ cup fresh lime juice
¼ cup water
¼ cup orange liqueur (like Triple Sec or Gran Marnier)
3 tablespoons granulated no-calorie sweetener (or 4 packets)*
Lime wedge (optional)
Coarse salt (optional)

1. Pour tequila, lime juice, water, orange liqueur, and sweetener into a pitcher. Stir well.

2. For each drink, pour ½ cup of the mixer into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Wet the rim of an ice-filled rocks glass with the lime wedge. Dip in salt, if desired.

3. Strain drink into glass to serve.

*Any packets will work. Truvia (in the green packet) is my all natural choice!

Marlene Says: Alcohol, in moderation, may actually have health benefits. If you choose to imbibe, opt for drinks without sugary mixers, and don’t forget to count the calories! If you have diabetes, you may be pleased to know that alcohol itself does not raise blood sugar. Check with your doctor or a registered dietitian for personalized guidelines on alcohol consumption.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: Calories 140 | Carbohydrate 7g (Sugars 5g) | Total Fat 0g (Sat Fat 0g) | Protein 0g | Fiber 0g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 0mg | Food Exchanges: 3 Fat, ½ Starch | Carbohydrate Choices: ½ | Weight Watcher Plus Point Comparison: 3

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