Happy National Tequila Day!
Who loves tequila!? Or better question is who doesn’t love tequila?
I’ll admit, I don’t actually drink a lot of mixed drinks. Beer & wine have always been my tried and trues. Probably because I can always be pretty sure of how much carbs and alcohol I’m consuming.
When I started eating low carb, I stopped drinking beer for many months and only drank pinot noir that runs about 2 to 3 carbs per 4 ounces. While I love wine, occasionally I wanted something refreshing, especially during the warm months. I also want something I could order at a bar and ask to have it made the way I like. That’s how I discovered this low carb margarita recipe.
Originally I was just ordering a skinny margarita, but after watching bartenders make them with mixers I knew had carbs, I started with experimenting. I was surprised to realize that a simple recipe with mostly just lime & tequila was perfect for me because it wasn’t so sweet. However in this recipe, I provide a couple ways for you to add some sweetness or flavor while still keeping it under 4 carbs per serving. Enjoy!
Low Carb Skinny Margarita
- 1.5 oz Tequila
- 3 oz Club Soda
- 1 medium Lime -muddled
- 3 grams Triple Sec (optional - "splash")
- 1 squirt/drop i.e. Stevia, Sucralose (optional)