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Tequila and Tonic Cocktail Recipe

Happy Hour: Tequila and Tonics

When it comes to cocktails to serve with Mexican food, nothing beats a perfect plain marg — or so I thought, after trying PartySugar's classic version. Yet I just discovered what I'll be quaffing on Cinco de Mayo, and it's not a margarita!

Meet the tequila and tonic, the lighter, healthier cousin of the margarita. The floral-citrus, sweet effervescence of this drink brings to mind a gin and tonic, but the mule kick at the end and the salted rim remind me I'm drinking a tipple made with tequila. It's so addictive, I had to cut myself off after three! For my new favorite drink, read on.

Tequila and Tonics

Tequila and Tonics

Tequila and Tonic Cocktail Recipe 2010-05-03 12:32:26

Ingredients

2 tablespoons coarse salt
4 limes
8 ounces tequila
3 cups tonic water
Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Spread salt on to a flat plate. Juice 1 lime into a shallow bowl. Dip rims of 8 glasses into lime juice, then into salt to coat.
  2. Fill glasses with ice. Divide tequila and tonic water evenly among glasses.
  3. Squeeze 1 to 2 lime wedges into each drink. Gently stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Makes 8 cocktails.

Nutritional information per serving: 102 calories

Do you have any beverages that are worth raising a glass to? Be sure to share your drink recipes and favorite cocktail sightings with us in the YumSugar Community!

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jenni_po jenni_po 5 years
I love finding new, fresh ways to enjoy cocktails on a healthier calorie budget! This is a great idea. What I have been doing lately as summer approaches in Southern California is mixing my tequila (gold or white) with Crystal Light lemonade (the new Pure Fitness has no artificial sweeteners, and is virtually calorie-free) and some squeezes of fresh lime and lemon juice. Shaken with ice for a chilled & frothy finish. Under 100 calories per serving. Fresh!
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