Let low calorie, high fun maragaritas be a part of your National Margarita Day celebration this Wednesday, February 22. Go back to the roots of this historical day — when real margaritas were made with nothing more than fresh squeezed limes, triple sec or cointreau, and tequila.
Except now we know better than we did in the 1930’s — we subsitute natural sweeteners like Agave Nectar or Stevia for syrupy, sugar-laden triple sec. And we toast with a second Margarita, having saved 45 carbs and over 200 calories (as compared to sugary and artifical mixers).
So, if it’s possible to make this fabulous day any better, we just did. Drink well!
Better Than Ever Margarita
2 oz. tequila
1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
3/4 oz. agave nectar (or simple stevia syrup)
Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Add 1/2 cup of ice. Shake vigorously and strain into margarita glass over ice. Garnish with lime wheel.