Nat and I are complete suckers for Margaritas – the frozen type are especially amazing to me – and at an afternoon/evening with our good friends Tom and Lisa, we were offered up some wonderful Margaritas… without the sugar.
The irony of typing this cocktail up is that the only other cocktail we have published was an Espresso Martini Nat whipped up in Koh Samui (Thailand) when we were there for Tom’s 40th.
Seems cocktails are a theme when we get together!
Anyway, the key point of this Margarita is the use of a low-calorie sweetener.
We mixed Stevia with some boiling water and then added cold water until we had the sweetness right. Pour into a bottle and refrigerate.
It tastes the same, looks the same and feels the same.
It’s just that you can have one or two more than you could with the traditional calorie approach.
4 shots tequila
2 shots fresh lime juice
2 shots Stevia mixture
Lots of ice
- Fill two (Margarita) glasses with ice and allow the glasses to cool for a minute or two.
- Spread salt on a dry surface; empty the ice from the glasses and salt the rims of the glasses.
- Combine the tequila, lime juice and Stevia mixture in a cocktail shaker. Top with lots of ice and shake rigorously for a minute.
- Pour the Margarita mixture through the strainer into the glasses.