Margaritas are my favorite Summer cocktail. I like to make mine from scratch because I can't take too much sugar. It's like this, If I ate a box of donuts I'd fall asleep as if I was given a sleeping pill! Now, I don't know about you, but I just discovered Agave Nectar used as a sweetener. Apparently, it's absorbed more slowly into your system, it's 60 calories per tablespoon and 16 carbs.
|Refreshing on a hot day.|
|Blue Agave-light, it comes darker, but has a molasses taste-so the bottle says.|
|Fresh squeezed lime and lemon juices|
|Tequila! Made from Blue Agave-I like Patron.|
I use a slice of lime to rim the tumbler, then dip into kosher salt.
Add the following to a chilled shaker:
1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 to 1 tablespoon agave sweetener (light) sweeten to your preference, a little at a time.
1 oz. water
2 oz. tequila (I use Patron, use your favorite)
Splash of cointreau or grand marnier
Ice-few cubes or crushed
Shake, pour, add a slice of lime and a few more cubes if you'd like.
Sometimes I add a splash of tangerine seltzer or whatever citrus you prefer, stir, enjoy!
If you happen to try this recipe, let me know what you think! Have a great week!
Today I am linking too Stone Gable for On-The-Menu-Monday and Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.