Calling a Margarita healthy can be the oxymoron. Tequila aside, some recipes are made with ingredients that resembled some sort of bio hazardous waste. The “lime juice” is green but tastes like syrup, and the “sweet n’ sour” is a neon yellow and made with artificial flavors. Thank goodness we are back to using actual lime juice in our drinks, and Margarita mixes made with ingredients you don’t need a science degree to pronounce.

 

These three recipes are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo festivities. They’re low calorie, call for only a few ingredients, and are easy to make. Should you choose to add tequila, measure out an ounce and a half of your favorite brand. Whether you choose silver, reposado, or añejo, you can’t do wrong. Cheers!

 

Cilantro Mocktail MargaritaCilantro Mocktail Margarita, Healthy

 

What You Need:

3 ounces light lemonade

3 ounces Diet Sprite

½ ounce lime juice

1 spring cilantro

 

What You Do:

Muddle the cilantro in the lime juice and lemonade, then strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with Diet Sprite and serve.

 

 

Cucumber Mint Mocktail MargaritaCucumber Mint Margarita Mocktail Healthy Recipe Low Calorie Low Sugar

 

What You Need:

½ ounce fresh lime juice

½ ounce fresh lemon juice

1 ounce light agave syrup

4 slices cucumber

1 mint spring

4 ounces club soda

 

What You Do:

Muddle the mint and cucumber in the lemon and lime juice. Strain the liquid into a martini shaker and add ice. Add the agave syrup and shake well. Strain into a glass filled with ice and add the club soda.

 

 

Frozen Jalapeno Mocktail MargaritaFrozen Jalapeno Margarita MOcktail Recipe, healhty low sugar and low calorie

What You Need:

2 ounces pineapple juice

2 ounces light lemonade

1 ounce orange juice

1-2 thin slices of jalapeño

1 cup ice

 

What You Do:

Muddle the jalapeño in the orange juice, then strain into a blender.  Add the light lemonade, lime juice, and ice to the blender and mix until you have the desired consistency. Serve immediately.