Unfortunately, the typical margarita packs 400-500 calories into a 12 oz drink, 90% of which are processed sugar! You smarties already know forcing your bod to metabolize sugar with your alcohol increases the depletion of B vitamins, which is like handing the hangover demons an energy drink. Using real fruit for flavor and sweetness versus a powdered or frozen mix, we’ll cut sugar and calories, increase buzz, and reduce the ferocity of a hangover. Additionally, using a silver tequila not only mixes better for taste than a darker aged tequila (which would add a conflicting oaky flavor), but it also has fewer impurities sticking around the next day making you feel less jovial. I recommend Patron Silver. Lastly, fresh ginger not only adds complimentary spice to the sour lime, tequila and sweet mango, but also aids in digestion. I warn you in advance, this is one strong mix! Please replace some of the tequila with additional lime juice or water if you aren’t on a mission to get blitzed. Enjoy this reduced calorie margarita poolside, at a beach bbq or anytime when you want to feel festive, not fatty. Serves 6.
1 small orange (peeled and seeded)
2 tbsp fresh grated ginger
2 cups frozen diced mango (unsweetened)
1 tbsp stevia
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 juicy limes)
1 cup silver tequila (80 proof)
1 cup water
DIRECTIONS: Put orange, mango, ginger, stevia, lime juice, tequila, and water into a blender in this order as the unfrozen fruit lubes the blade for the mango chunks. Blend until smooth. Add additional teaspoons water and/or lime juice if blades stick.
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VARIATIONS: Substitute another frozen fruit for all or part of the mango. Ideally something tangy to complement the tequila and lime. Berries are ideal – blue, razz, strawberries solo or in any combo.