Monday, April 11, 2011

Low Calorie Margarita

A good margarita is certainly helping my evening.  After working late, and especially after getting my taxes done, I wanted needed a good drink.  Thankfully, Hungry Girl has a recipe for a great margarita that has only 115 calories!  I was excited to try it, and let me tell you, it is GOOD.  You honestly won't know the difference between this margarita and a restaurant's margarita, and you will not miss the hundreds of calories and grams of sugar you would otherwise be consuming.  Honestly, this recipe is surprisingly sweet for a margarita; you could just use one of the packets of lemonade mix and be fine.

This recipe is just for one serving.  You may want to make two or three at a time.  According to the cookbook, the entire recipe has 115 calories, 0g fat, 55mg sodium, 2g carbs, and less than 0.5g sugars.  You don't have to feel guilty! 

Low Calorie Margarita

3/4 cup (6oz) diet lemon-lime soda
3 Tbsp (1.5oz) tequila
2 packets (two 5-calorie servings) sugar-free powdered lemonade drink mix
2 Tbsp lime juice
5 to 8 ice cubes or 1 cup crushed ice

Stir all ingredients together except for the ice.  For a frozen drink, place mixture in a blender with the ice and blend until smooth.  Alternately, just pour mixture over ice and enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome, very much like my recipe for skinny girl margaritas on my site. I like that this is sort of from scratch. Check out the skinny girl one if you're interested: low calorie margarita