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Healthy Margarita Recipe

Say Cheers to National Tequila Day With Our 144-Calorie Margarita

Before you celebrate National Tequila Day with a margarita at your local bar or restaurant, make this low-calorie recipe at home. Not only will it taste better, but you'll also save on calories — a lot of restaurant and bar margaritas are made with mixers that contain corn syrup and ingredients you can't pronounce. This recipe, which purists will love, has only 144 calories and uses natural, simple ingredients.

Classic Margarita

Classic Margarita

Notes

The margarita has been riffed on several times over, but being a purist, I'm a fan of the classic recipe. And while "classic recipe" may be debatable, the popular 3-2-1 formula (three parts tequila, two parts lime juice, and one part Cointreau) is the one I always go back to. Salt is optional.

If you find this recipe too tart for your taste, the tiniest amount of agave syrup should do the trick.

Classic Margarita

Ingredients

Ice
1 1/2 ounces 100 percent agave blanco tequila (I use Espolón or Herradura)
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce Cointreau

Directions

  1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau. Shake ingredients together until chilled, strain into rocks glass filled with ice, and enjoy!


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