Healthier Fresh Margaritas

I reference the healthier fresh margaritas with citrus in the Natural Air Freshener post, so make some margs and then make your house smell good!

I don’t have margaritas often because they’re typically filled with high fructose corn syrup, yucky mixers, etc. With type 1 diabetes, I can go from 80 to a blood sugar of 400 in no time flat, and I don’t like that, nor do I want to do that. Every now and then though, in the heat of the summer, an ice-cold margarita sounds really good (I really like salt, maybe that it’s it?). So I decided to just Google for fresh margaritas and see what I found. I reviewed a few recipes and then made these Skinny Margaritas from Cookie and Kate, but revised it just a bit 🙂

Healthier Fresh Margaritas

  • Coarse ground salt for rim
  • 3 ounces silver tequila
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1 whole orange (if it is more dry, use more oranges)
  • 4 teaspoons organic raw coconut sugar
  • 1 lime wedge or round, for garnish

I put the liquid ingredients and coconut sugar in a shaker over ice, shook, and then poured into the salt rimmed glasses. I didn’t measure the juices, but I opted to use far more fresh squeezed OJ than the original recipe because I love the flavor orange adds to drinks, and well, recipes in general. I am not a big fan of agave which is why I replaced it with coconut sugar.

A great drink, very little blood sugar impact, and not too sweet/syrupy! Oh, low-cal too if you count calories 😉photo (4)