Skinny Margaritas This Cinco de Mayo


Slimmed-down margaritas

‘Cinco de Mayo’ which is Spanish for the 5th May and it is celebrated in Mexico and other parts of the US. As it celebrates Mexican heritage, it is the perfect time of year to drink mid-week skinny margaritas.

The standard components of a margarita are tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. As alcoholic drinks can be quite fattening and very ‘calorific’, creating a Skinny Margarita can be a waist line saver. For a Skinny Margarita which is no more than 180 calories, you will need the standard ingredients and ensure that you don’t go over the measurements by free pouring.

  • 2 oz of tequila = 128 calories
  • ½ oz orange liqueur = 40 calories
  • 1 lime = 8 calories

To make the cocktail, cut up the lime and juice it. Then add to the rest of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake well. Strain into a glass and add an extra lime wedge (3 calories!) to garnish.

Recipes for margaritas

Here’s our pick of margaritas, some low calorie, some not so, to celebrate this Cinco de Mayo:

Find many recipes of Margaritas with different ingredient combination on Recipebridge.

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Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer May 3rd 2012
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