Celebrate Cinco de Mayo: The Under-100-Calorie Margarita

While Cinco de Mayo is always a cheat day in my book, it’s tough to swallow how many calories the holiday’s signature drink comes with. Until now. Say hello to the under-100-calorie margarita. Total game changer. I mean, do you know how many calories that frees up? Excuse me while I run to the store for another bag of tortilla chips. To make your own, check out the recipe below, courtesy of Women’s Health magazine.

Under-100-Calorie Margarita

Image via Women’s Health

The Under-100-Calorie Margarita

Makes 1 drink

.25 oz tequila
2 oz sparkling water, lemon lime essence (like Calistoga, Crystal Geyser, or Sparkling ICE)
1 oz lime juice
0.5 oz orange juice
0.5 tsp light agave syrup
Dash of salt (for coating the rim of the glass)
Ice (for mixing)
Lime wedge or round (for garnish)

  1. Shake the first five ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Rub a lime along the rim of your glass before dipping it in the salt.
  3. Pour the contents of the shaker into the glass rimmed with salt. Garnish with lime wedge or round.

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 96.8 calories, 0 g fat, 155.2 mg sodium, 4.2 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1.4 g sugar, 0.1 g protein

By Kelly Hamilton, Staff Writer

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May 5, 2014