Fresh Margaritas for Entertaining
I like to keep things as fresh as possible and this no sugar margarita is a great way to celebrate without the overly sweet store bought mix. This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexico’s underdog defeat of the powerful French army in 1862 and a reminder for some of just how many times Mexico has been invaded by other countries and stayed resilient. For many, it marks the start of the thaw, a journey towards summer, and a reason to have a fiesta.
I call this a Downtown margarita because I serve it up over a large piece of ice in an old fashioned glass.
No Sugar Added Cocktail
Some might call this a skinny margarita. I call it the best margarita. It tastes better than any sugary, processed version from a bottle and it’s better for you, by far! This is my basic entertaining margarita and I make it spicy with jalapeños, but you could add any fresh fruit to the mix.
If the lime is too tart for your palate, add a bit more fresh squeezed orange juice. You can also try fun rim trimmings like coconut sugar or warm spices like cinnamon. This no-added-sugar cocktail makes a refreshing libation for a summer barbecue, a friends night in, or a Saturday evening in with some good music and your favorite person.
Perfect Skinny Margarita Recipe
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A spicy, tangy and fresh margarita that’s perfect for entertaining
- 1–1/2 ounces silver tequila
- 1 ounce orange juice
- 1–1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
- ½ ounce Grand Marnier
- 2 slices jalapeno or Serrano chili
- dash of pink Himalayan salt or other fancy salt
- 12 ounces silver tequila
- 8 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
- 12 ounces fresh lime juice
- 4 ounce Grand Marnier
- 16 slices jalapeno or Serrano chili
- teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt or other fancy salt
Add all ingredients to a shaker with a handful of ice and shake for 60 seconds. Serve over ice and garnish with jalapeno and salt.