If you want some good Margarita’s for Cinco de Mayo, but would rather drink them at your house or neighborhood party instead of out on the town today, I’ve got a few ideas to make it easy AND save some calories to boot.
Margarita mixes are generally not calorie friendly. Just one can blow your dietary budget and I want more than one. I found a few recipes that were lighter and fresher, to be able to squeeze in another round…or two.
I snagged this one from the folks at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. It’s easy to make a lower calorie version by using diet grapefruit soda or flavored sparkling water.
- 1 1/2 ounces Hornitos Plata Tequila
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
- 4 ounces grapefruit soda (or enough to fill the glass)
- Grapefruit, lemon, lime or orange slice for garnish
Rim a glass with salt and set aside. Add ice, tequila and juices. Top with the grapefruit soda and stir gently. Garnish with fruit.
Here is one from Milagro that the tequila brand dubs The Freshest Margarita. It’s pretty simple too and I’m all about ease when throwing together a party.
The Freshest Margarita
- 2 parts Milagro Silver Tequila
- 3/4 part agave nectar (may substitute simple syrup)
- 1 part fresh lime juice
Pour all ingredients in a Boston shaker. Shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Like a little spice? Use the same proportions of mixers, just add one part of Ancho Reyes Verde to one part Milagro Silver.
The recipe featured at the top of the page is also from Milagro and uses fresh cilantro. To make it mix 2 parts Milagro Anejo, 1 part fresh lime juice, 3/4 part agave nectar. Mix all ingredients in a Boston shaker with ice. Shake, strain and garnish with cilantro and a lime wheel. They also use a smoked salt for the rim. Yum
Fans of Patron be sure to check this recipe out.
Here are some more ideas to inspire your Margarita’s for Cinco de Mayo using different fruits and spices. Cheers.