Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Frozen Margarita-ish Cocktail

2 WWPP Posted by 6 years ago 13 Comments

I’m making history here at GreenLiteBites. My first ever alcoholic beverage! What can I say? I was in the mood. It was a hot day. We spent most of it outside working on the yard, BBQing some chicken, and then took the little guy to a local carnival. Once the toddler was in bed and the husband mentioned he may have a beer, I got a hankering for a summer drink.

My version doesn’t follow the traditional recipe for margaritas, at least I don’t think it does. I know there’s something about a 3:2:1 ration or something.Frozen Margarita-ish CocktailHonestly, I don’t really care, I used what I had on hand and as I sip and write this, I couldn’t be happier with the result. :)

  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1-2 packets of sweetener (I used truvia)
  • ice cubes

Place all the ingredients in a blender or Magic Bullet. Blend. Can’t get much easier then that!

A first I used 1 packet of truvia which made a real sour drink so I added another and it was a bit too sweet. Start with 1 and add based on your taste. I was even thinking agave would be tasty in this.

Frozen Margarita-ish Cocktail - beforeFrozen Margarita-ish Cocktail - after

Now, if you don’t have triple sec don’t fret. It works without it. You may want to add a dash of orange juice just to get the citrus flavor. You may be better off too. Triple sec is the biggest calorie add to this recipe. Without it you save over 50 cals and 5g of sugar. Here’s the nutritional information as I made it above.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Whole Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
130 0g 0g old: 3 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
12g 0g 15g 0g

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    Jo @ Seeking Healthy Balance

    May 24, 2009

    Yummy I bet that hit the spot :) Reply

    Jenn S.

    May 24, 2009

    Ooooh... that looks good. I will give that a try. I just may try it today as the weather here feels like a big thick, heavy heat blanket was dropped over the east coast of Florida. I have a remake of a pina colada that is tasty. I will try and post it later. :) Reply

    Katy J

    May 24, 2009

    My first comment (been following Roni's sites for years) and of course, it's about a cocktail ;-) Looks really yummy! And not nearly as caloric as the resturant ones I really NEED to get a magic bullet. Thanks Roni! Reply

    Jaye

    May 24, 2009

    Mmmmmm....we must be thinking the same thing I just got back from Applebees...I love the Blue Coconut Margarita. I know that your version is lower calorie and TONS cheaper. Reply

    suzanne

    May 25, 2009

    so glad you included this! in fact, i am wondering about other lower-cal/healthier versions of fun summer drinks (maybe i'll go google pina coladas). i went for the store-bought margarita mix this weekend but with yours i could have been getting my vitamin C ;-) glad you've been having a great weekend - summer is the best! Reply

    Marla

    May 25, 2009

    This looks great! Makes me want to run to the liquor store, oh wait, it's Memorial Day and they're not open on holidays... UGH Reply

    Erin

    May 26, 2009

    You have got to try Agave Nectar - Both Tequila and Agave nectar come from the Agave plant so it would be a natural mix! Reply

    roni

    May 26, 2009

    Next time that's what I'll be doing! :) Reply

    PB

    May 27, 2009

    Yummy I bet that hit the spot :) Reply

    roni

    May 27, 2009

    suzanne - I have a few other cocktail ideas... I'll start sharing them! :) Reply

    Rose

    May 29, 2009

    Oooh. . I can't wait to try this. Maybe tomorrow after WI! And would you use Agave Nectar instead of the Stevia??? I'm in the mood for a drink! Reply

    roni

    May 29, 2009

    Hope you like it Rose.. Yup Agave for the stevia... although it will add a few more calories. Reply

    Jenna

    July 15, 2009

    I read this recipe a while back. But today I was going through the hungry girl archives and found these drink recipes...thought of you and your drink recipe and thought you might like some of these. I am not a big drinker and I even want to try them lol http://www.hungry-girl.com/week/weeklydetails.php?isid=1763 Reply