Mucho Margarita

Though alcohol does no one any favors, how can you resist a tequila based concoction at this time of year? With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching (ahem, 4 days and counting…) what better way to get in the spirit than with a citrus-y treat? I always tend to veer towards the tart and sour, hot and spicy…you’ve been warned ;) Enjoy 3 takes on the original classic. (NOTE: these are not my original recipes, links to credits included for each)

Classic Margarita (at 144 calories, I think I can classify this as “Skinny” too):

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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! via

Mango Margarita:

Ingredients

  • ∞  1 cup ice
    ∞  1 lime wedge
    ∞  3 ounces silver tequila
    ∞  1 small mango—peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped (3 ounces)
    ∞  1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
    ∞  1 tablespoon chile powder
    ∞  2 ounces orange liqueur
    ∞  1 1/2 ounces agave nectar
    ∞  3 ounces grapefruit soda

Directions

  • Spread the chile powder in a dish. Moisten the rim of a margarita glass with the lime wedge; dip the rim in the chile powder to coat. In a blender, puree the mango. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into the glass and serve. via

Blood Orange Margarita:

Ingredients

  • ∞  1 1/2 ounces Tequila Avión
    ∞  3/4 ounce Cointreau Orange Liqueur
    ∞  1 ounce blood orange juice
    ∞  1/2 part fresh sour mix
    ∞  1 orange twist, for garnish

Directions

  • In a cocktail shaker, add first four ingredients with ice. Shake and strain (best served over fresh ice). Garnish with orange twist. via

Shoutout to FITSUGAR, Food & Wine, and SHAPE for the awesome calorie-conscious recipes. Bottoms up!