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Classic Margarita

Classic Margarita
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

This skinny margarita recipe saves 150 calories compared to traditional margarita recipes made with syrupy-sweet margarita mix and gets back to the basics—fresh lime juice, tequila and Triple Sec are all you need. Adding lime zest to the salt rim gives great flavor and cuts the salt in half.

Ingredients
Prep: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon
    finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup
    fresh lime juice, plus 1 lime wedge
  • 1 cup
    seltzer, or club soda
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces)
    tequila
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces)
    Triple Sec, or Cointreau
  •  
    ice
Instructions
  1. Combine lime zest and salt on a small plate. Combine lime juice, seltzer (or club soda), tequila and Triple Sec (or Cointreau) in a pitcher. Rub the rim of four 10-ounce glasses with the lime wedge and dip in the lime-salt. Fill the glasses with ice and top with the margarita mixture.

 

Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings, about 2/3 cup each
  • Calories181
  • Fat0 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Carbohydrates12 g
    • Dietary fiber0 g
  • Protein0 g
  • Sodium101 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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