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JUN

3 Guilt-Free Summer Margarita Recipes

Filed Under: Recipes at 2:48 pm | By: Guest Blogger

This post was provided by our friends at NuNaturals. 

These margaritas are exactly what you need this summer (or any time of year!). Nutritionist Alix Turoff created these delicious margaritas to be guilt-free. Not only are they sugar-free, but each margarita is only around 160 calories!

Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

INGREDIENTS:

For spicy salt: 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt, ½ tablespoon chili powder

Lime wedge

Ice

4 ounces tequila

3 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice

2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

1 jalapeño pepper, cut into thin slices

½ teaspoon NuStevia simple syrup

2 ounces seltzer

Optional garnish: lime wedges, jalapeño slices

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  • To make your salt, combine kosher salt and chili powder in a small bowl (choose a bowl that will fit the rim of your glass).
  • To salt the rim of your glass, take a lime wedge and coat the rim. Dip in spicy salt and rotate glass until coated.
  • Fill your glass with ice and set aside.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with additional ice and add tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, jalapeño and simple syrup.
  • Close shaker and shake for about 30 seconds. Strain into rimmed glass with ice.
  • Top with seltzer.
  • Garnish with lime wedges and jalapeño slices.

Strawberry Basil Margarita

INGREDIENTS:

½ tablespoon kosher salt

Lime wedge

Ice

1 cup fresh strawberries

5 basil leaves

1 teaspoon NuStevia simple syrup

2 ounces tequila

2.5 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice

2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice

Optional garnish: Fresh strawberry or lime wedge

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Put kosher salt in a small bowl (choose a bowl that will fit the rim of your glass).
  • To salt the rim of your glass, take a lime wedge and coat the rim. Dip in salt mixture and rotate glass until coated.
  • Fill your glass with ice and set aside.
  • Remove the stems from your strawberries and place in a blender with fresh basil leaves and simple syrup. Pulse the blender until you have a liquid with small bits of strawberries.
  • Add strawberry mixture to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add tequila, lime juice and orange juice.
  • Close shaker and shake for about 30 seconds. Strain into rimmed glass with ice.
  • Garnish with a fresh strawberry and/or lime wedge.

Ginger Margarita

INGREDIENTS:

For salt: ½ tablespoon kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon freshly grated ginger

Lime wedge

Ice

4 ounces tequila

3 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice

2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice

1 teaspoon NuStevia ginger syrup

1 ounce seltzer

Optional garnish: Lime wedges and/or candied ginger

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  • To make your salt, combine kosher salt and freshly grated ginger in a small bowl (choose a bowl that will fit the rim of your glass).
  • To salt the rim of your glass, take a lime wedge and coat the rim. Dip in salt mixture and rotate glass until coated.
  • Fill your glass with ice and set aside.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with additional ice and add tequila, lime juice, orange juice and ginger syrup.
  • Close shaker and shake for about seconds. Strain into rimmed glass with ice.
  • Top with seltzer.
  • Garnish with lime wedges and/or candied ginger.




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