Margarita Made Simple

The recipe redux topic this month is memorable vacation meals made healthy. Preparing for this…I was stumped. Is it possible I could not think of one meal? I don’t usually have a great vacation-eating experience. I’m not a super picky eater, I think I’m just a boring eater. I stick mainly to salads and fish dishes and they all start to taste the same after a while.  I do tend to splurge a little on vacation and eat more bread than normal or order French fries. When I suggested making a healthier French fry to my husband he told me that you would think I was a “psycho” and likely unsubscribe to my blog if I told you that French fries were my memorable vacation meal…so I opted out of that.

Thinking about it, I realized that vacation to me usually involves some kind of adult beverage. And my favorite fun time drink is a Margarita.  As we know, margaritas are not the lightest drink on the planet and after two (or three) I usually wake up the next morning with an awful memory of too much sour mix (and a headache).  But thanks to the genius of my fellow-margarita loving friend Heather, I can now enjoy a margarita at home, without the bad memories…or the headache.

This awesome recipe is so simple.  It just has three ingredients…which I doctored up a bit. Tequila, limes and agave syrup.  But instead of the agave, I use liquid Stevia.  It gives the same amount of sweetness with zero calories.  I know all you “skinnnygirl” fans are loving that. I’ve tried Bethanny’s Skinny Girl Margarita, and it’s okay, but I find it lacks flavor and it’s a little too strong.  My margarita tastes much more fresh and light because of the lime.

So, for those of you in search of a light, low cal and quite tasty cocktail for a girl’s night in, I’ve got you covered. Enjoy!

Here’s the recipe:

Margarita Made Simple

  • 2 oz. Patron Silver Tequila
  • 1.5 oz. fresh lime juice (juice from 1 1/2 limes)
  • 1 oz. Agave Nectar (or Nu Naturals liquid stevia, to taste)

Salt on of margarita glass. Combine all ingredients in martini shaker. Shake and strain into the glass. Add lime moons to glass rim.

13 replies
  1. Min@ savortherainbow
    Min@ savortherainbow says:

    Hi, Danielle! Haha! I can totally relate. My husband thinks I’m psycho in so many situations when it comes to food. I LOVE margaritas, but haven’t had it in awhile bc well.. it’s not so figure-friendly. People tell me to live a little, but I don’t I’m missing out on anything THAT important! I’m doing just fine thank you very much ;). Thank you for your warm welcome! I’m so excited to be one of the reduxers! You women are so inspirational! Can’t wait to be a RD soon! Just 2 more years..

  2. Diane
    Diane says:

    Something to celebrate; a skinny girl margarita! It’s funny to see how our husbands can be influential. Mine too! Sometimes I listen, sometimes I stick with my instincts. Good call this time!

  3. Meme @ Living Well Kitchen
    Meme @ Living Well Kitchen says:

    I’m so glad you picked the margarita! Not that I don’t love French fries, but I am so happy to have a recipe for a healthier version of a margarita {that tastes delicious and not from a bottle}! Thanks for sharing

  4. Tanya @ Dine, Dash, and Deadlift
    Tanya @ Dine, Dash, and Deadlift says:

    I would not have stopped reading if you told me French Fries were your vacation memory. I once had some FABULOUS parsely, garlic, and rosemary flavored fries on vacation (because like you I don’t eat them in “real life” usually) and I was a big fan! 😉

  5. Margo DeGange
    Margo DeGange says:

    Thanks Danielle. I don’t think i have ever seen a healthy redo for a Margarita, and that is certainly a vaca-drink.

    I love Margarita’s and this is a recipe to for sure try at home!

    Thanks again,


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