I am not a big drinker, back in the day I could throw them back, but whoa….not anymore. One glass of wine puts a smile on my face! Plus, there’s a fine line between healthy alcohol consumption and not. I like to stay on the right side of the line. Last time I didn’t (my 20th high school reunion) I paid the price dearly. Who has a hangover that lasts 2 days? Carrying on….
It was a spur of the moment, impulsive decision, but as we were running around this weekend, we decided to buy some tequila. Being the tequila buying novices we are, we saw a pretty box, did a quick google search, saw it was a good price and a decent review and it was ours! Another quick google search for a sugar-free, low-carb margarita recipe and we were set (after a quick stop at the grocer for a few ingredients)!
- 1.5 oz. Tequila
- 6-8 oz. Club Soda
- Juice from 1 Lime (1 oz.)
- 1/4 tsp. Orange Extract
- Liquid Stevia (to taste)
- Salt for the Rim
In a glass start with about 6 oz. Club Soda, to that add your sweetener and stir, add juice (and pulp if you like) of 1 lime, extract and tequila. Stir. Add ice and top with more club soda.
Give or take a few…..this is 105 calories, 0g fat, 3g carbs, 0g protein, 14g alcohol
For comparison’s sake
A Margarita made with Margaritaville Margarita Mix (second ingredient on the label is high fructose corn syrup) and 1.5 oz. Tequila…..210 calories, 0g fat, 27g carbs (26g sugar), 0g protein, 14g alcohol.