Skinny Raspberry Margaritas
Writing your dissertation = need for alcohol.
I could end this post without saying another word, but that would be weird.
I love fruity margaritas. But, there is one problem with most margaritas you get out at your local Mexican restaurant or in the liquor store. Any guesses? Ok, I’ll tell you. Sugar. So much sugar. I HATE drinks that taste like pure sugar. Blech. No good.
And ok, so I lied. There is actually more than one problem with store-bought margaritas. I don’t like mixes. And I don’t like all the calories. So there are three problems (yes, I can count gooder than you think. And yes, I just said gooder).
I love me a Skinnygirl Margarita because it has a nice light taste and it’s not loaded with sugar. I really like fruity margaritas so I attempted to do my own twist on the Skinnygirl Marg with a Skinny Raspberry Margarita. My goal was to use as many natural ingredients as possible and to keep the calorie count low. This margarita comes in around 160 calories. The average calories in a regular margarita can range anywhere from 300-750 calories. So, I consider this a win in the calorie department.
Now, I only used fresh raspberry puree. The raspberry flavor in these margaritas is very subtle. If you want it to be fruitier, then I recommend making more of the puree. Or, you can always add some raspberry liquor or triple sec! If you prefer a frozen marg, just throw all of the ingredients in a blender with some ice and there you go! This margarita is perfect to serve at your Cinco De Mayo party!
- 3 oz. fresh or frozen raspberries
- 4 oz. silver tequila
- 1 lime, juiced
- 6 oz. club soda
- 1 tbs. agave nectar (or to taste)
- Splash raspberry liquor and/or Triple sec (optional)
- Add the raspberries to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Pour the puree into the strainer to remove the seeds.
- Add the remaining ingredients plus the strained raspberry puree into a pitcher. Stir to combine. Serve over ice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160