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