And the countdown begins…
Cinco de Mayo is in less than 2 weeks! You countdown for Cinco de Mayo too, right? I refuse to believe I’m the only one..
We happen to really like Cinco de Mayo. For us it’s a holiday where we can indulge in our favorite Mexican food and drink margaritas.
I’ll be honest though, the margaritas are the best part. But a good one? Those are hard to come by.
Bar margaritas are a big gamble. Most of the time they’re way too sweet, drowning in bottled sour mix, maybe, just maybe, you can taste a splash of tequila in there – and if you’re lucky there’s actually a lime in it. I know you’ve had one of those.
I have definitely had my share of horrible margaritas. But I stumbled upon something genius: the skinny margarita.
Gone are the days of super sweet, pre-made mixes. Skinny margaritas have fresh ingredients and they are full of flavor.
Did I mention that these are really easy to make at home? We’ll show you just how easy in our latest episode of Drink & Dish:
And I’m sure you guessed by the name, but they have significantly less calories than your typical margarita (I guess that means you don’t have to feel guilty if you have two )
Start with your favorite tequila. We love blanco tequila in our house and I recently discovered Sauza Blue – Suaza’s new 100% blue agave tequila – and I really really like it. We officially have a new margarita tequila in our house (PS I’m not compensated by them in any way – I just like it!).
Whatever your choice is, just make sure it’s decent quality. You will taste the tequila in these skinny margaritas so make sure it’s got pretty good flavor.
Besides the tequila, you’ll fill your shaker with some homemade margarita mix – I like to use my homemade mix, but a combo of fresh lemon & lime juice will work here also. And we sweeten the whole thing with agave nectar – this light agave nectar is my favorite right now, it has great flavor. Agave mixes really into drinks and compliments tequila perfectly.
- 1¾ oz Tequila
- 1½ oz Homemade Margarita Mix
- ½ oz Grand Marnier
- 1-2 tsp Agave (to taste)
- Lime wedges to garnish, optional
- Margarita or coarse salt to garish, optional
- To prepare glasses (optional): Moisten the outside rim of each glass with a lime wedge. Dab the rim into salt, while turning to coat outer edge.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in tequila, margarita mix, Grand Marnier and agave. Shake to combine and chill. Strain into prepared glasses and garnish with a lime wedge.