05 May 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Since I'm very calorie conscious these days...down 13 pounds so far!...I often have to skip cocktail time. However, I found this "guilt-free margarita" recipe just in time for summer! One regular margarita can contain up to 250 calories (or more if you add some yummy amaretto or grand mariner...sigh!).

Here's the lower calorie (105) and low carb (2g*) recipe to try:
  • 6 ounces of diet lemon-lime soda
  • 1.5 ounces of tequila
  • 1/2 tsp. powdered sugar-free lemonade (or try another flavor)
  • 1/4 tsp orange extract (optional - but good!)
  • 1 ounce of lime juice*
Mix all the ingredients together and pour over crushed ice in a margarita glass. OLE!

*Carbs: 2g using bottled lime juice or 2.5g for fresh lime juice

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