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!
Find the instructions below, or check out my recipe video!
Sprinkle some salt onto a plate, invert the glass and dip it into the salt, coating the rim in salt.
Add crushed ice, tequila, lime juice, orange extract, sweetening syrup and the juice from the lime wedge to a cocktail shaker. 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
- lime wedge
- 2 tbs tequila
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1-2 tbs sugar free sweetening syrup
- ¼ tsp orange extract
- Run the lime wedge around the edge of a glass. Dip the rim of the glass into a plate of salt.
- Add the remaining ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake well.
- Drain into the prepared glass and serve with extra ice if desired.
0.4g net carbs per serving (yes really!)
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