This redcurrant margarita is perfect if you like fruity cocktails that are tart, but not too sweet. Low carb, sugar free, and keto friendly recipe!
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Margaritas are one of the most famous and popular cocktails, and although I love my original low carb margarita (watch the video tutorial!), I've also experimented with recipes like sparkling margarita and cucumber margarita!
I recently got my hands on some fresh redcurrants from a farmer's market, and after making my low carb raspberry and redcurrant sorbet, I still had plenty left. While brainstorming ideas I came found this redcurrant margarita recipe and decided to adapt it to make it keto friendly. By coincidence, it also included raspberries – so it's a popular combination of fruits!
Oh and a quick note about redcurrants: A quarter-cup serving contains 2.7g net carbs, so they're totally fine on a low carb diet. These tart little currants are a good source of vitamins C and K, magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants. So if you ever see them for sale – buy some!
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How to Make a Low Carb Redcurrant Margarita
Add the redcurrants and raspberries to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to press as much liquid out of the fruit as possible.
Add tequila, water, lime juice, orange extract and ice to the shaker.
Shake until fully blended. Test for sweetness – you might like to add some low carb simple syrup if it isn't sweet enough. It should be slightly tart, though – but a lot depends on the fruit used and your own personal preference.
Strain the cocktail into two margarita glasses with fresh ice.
Garnish each glass with a sprig of redcurrants.
- ¼ cup redcurrants, stalks removed
- 5 medium raspberries
- ¼ cup tequila
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tbs lime juice
- 1 tsp orange extract
- 1-2 tbs low carb simple syrup, optional, to taste
- extra redcurrants, for garnish
- Add the redcurrants and raspberries to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to press as much liquid out of the fruit as possible.
- Add tequila, water, lime juice, orange extract and ice to the shaker.
- Shake until fully blended. Test for sweetness - you might like to add some low carb simple syrup if it isn't sweet enough.
- Strain the cocktail into two martini or margarita glasses with fresh ice. Garnish each glass with a sprig of redcurrants.
2.4g net carbs per serving (half the recipe), although this amount is likely to be lower as the pulp of the fruit is not consumed.
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 69Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0.8mgCarbohydrates 3.4gNet Carbohydrates 2.4gFiber 1gSugar 1.6gProtein 0.3g
Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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