Food and Drink series – The Lighter Side of the Fabulous Margarita

2021/2022 Manzanillo Sun

By Manzanillo Sun on the Winter 2021/2022 Edition

The Lighter Side of the Margarita

For those looking to enjoy a margarita, but without the sugar, read on. This tested recipe delivers delightful, refreshing flavor.


Yields 1 serving
 3 cups ice

 2 fluid ounces tequila
 1 fluid ounce lime juice

 2 ½ teaspoons low-calorie natural sweetener (such as Swerve®)

 1 tablespoon coarse salt
 2 lime wedges
 1 pint-sized Mason jar
 2 fluid ounces orange-flavored ,sparkling water (such as La Croix

This recipe is just waiting for your imagination to turn it into your new favorite drink. You can use a different flavor of sparkling water, add hibiscus or other natural flavors and so much more!


Step 1

Fill a shaker half-full with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, and sweetener to the shaker. Seal and shake vigorously until outside is frosted, 10 to 15 seconds.

Step 2

Place salt on a plate. Run 1 lime wedge along the rim of the Mason jar. Press the jar down into the salt. Fill the jar with ice cubes.

Step 3

Strain margarita into the jar. Top with sparkling water and stir. Garnish with remaining lime wedge.




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