This low carb margarita is an almost-zero-carb version of the traditional drink!
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A margarita is one of my favorite drinks. But restaurant-made or commercially bought versions are usually LOADED with sugar. The traditional ingredients are tequila, lime juice and Cointreau (a brand of triple sec) or Grand Marnier. The tequila is zero carb, and the lime juice is low carb – but those sweet orange spirits are where the problem lies. Even worse if the cocktail is made from a “margarita syrup”!
A neighbor of mine recently had the idea of using orange extract instead of the triple sec, and then I added some Da Vinci sugar free sweetening syrup – the latter acted as part sweetener, part mixer! The result was really convincing! Here’s how to make it:
Sprinkle some salt onto a plate, invert the glass and dip it into the salt, coating the rim in salt.
To a cocktail shaker, add crushed ice, tequila, lime juice, orange extract, sweetening syrup and the juice from the lime wedge.
Shake well, and strain into the prepared glass. Add more crushed ice if desired – this cocktail is pretty strong! 🙂Low Carb Margarita #lowcarb #margarita Click To Tweet
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