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Celebrate National Margarita Day Minus the Calories

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Feb 22, 2016
Celebrate National Margarita Day Minus the Calories

Before you grab your sombreros and head out to indulge in a few margaritas consider a low carb recipe that you can make on your own! A typical margarita usually consists of a variety of mixers, corn syrup, high sugars, and other ingredients that are not very beneficial for your health or waistline. With 144 calories to spare, this recipe utilizes natural, elements that we promise you’ll absolutely love! The first step is fairly simple because it consists of gathering all of the recipe ingredients together;


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Photo Credit: New You Media


1 1/2 ounces 100-percent agave blanco tequila

1 ounce fresh lime juice 

1/2 ounce Cointreau



Now it’s time to get down to business, fill a cocktail shaker with the above ingredients, and shake, shake, shake! Strain the ingredients on top a cup with ice. Now the fun begins-it’s time to enjoy your traditional yet delectable libation in honor commemoration of National Margarita Day! Oh, and if you want to get super fancy, top it off by garnishing your cocktail with a lime or two.


Cheers to a classic margarita with a twist (clink, clink). Also, if you’re in need of a few additional skinny cocktail recipes, we’ve got you covered. Check out the recipes below:


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Photo Credit: Shutter Stock

Blood Orange Margarita:

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






Elevated Margarita:

2 ounces Avión Silver or Reposado

1-part fresh lime juice

1/2 ounce agave nectar

1 lime wheel, for garnish


Slim and Sparkling Lemon Lime Margarita:

3 ounces Sparkling ICE Lemon Lime

1 1/2 ounces’ tequila

Fresh squeezed orange juice

Fresh squeezed lime juice

1 lime slice, for garnish