Who doesn’t love a great margarita? It’s the perfect refreshing, sweet-and-sour beverage for a hot summer day (or for Taco Tuesday, obviously).
But bad margaritas abound. Many are spiked with way too much sour mix and spoonfuls of sugar.
Oh, and you felt a little lazy and went for the mix? In Jose Cuervo’s version, high-fructose corn syrup is the first ingredient after water, and you’ll be sipping 24 grams of sugar in one cocktail. Not to mention the flavors and colors added. (What? You thought it was somehow naturally neon green even though it doesn’t contain a drop of lime juice?)
Don’t worry: We have the perfect solution.
The Only Margarita Recipe You’ll Ever Need
Nutritious Life’s COO Karen Rogers recently discovered the perfect low-sugar margarita recipe (thanks, Fred!), and she’s never looking back.
This light and spicy margarita is made with whole, fresh ingredients like, well…limes! It also adds a nice kick via infusing the tequila with fresh jalapeños. And a subtle sweetness comes from just a touch of agave, so you won’t have to worry about an inflammation-inducing sugar rush.
It’s super simple, but just remember you’ll have to let the tequila infuse overnight, so plan to do it ahead of your barbecue or dinner party. Then, when guests arrive (or you’re just ready for a drink), making the individual cocktails will just be a matter of shaking up the tequila and mix (your superior, delicious version) in a glass.
Don’t forget a salty rim, if you prefer.
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