Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Smart Margarita

Think of This as Low Carb Margarita 2.1 - The Next Generation (That's 2.1 net carbs Thank You Very Much!)

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You can’t have Cinco de Mayo without having a margarita or at least a beer with ice and lime, right? I mean, Cinco de Mayo is synonymous with “drink heavily of tequila and eat great Mexican food” – right? Am I right?

Eating a low or controlled carb diet doesn’t have to mean “the end” to your favorite sweet

cocktails. And you can drink them without resorting to all the Baja Bob’s and Skinny Girl’s drink mixes (not that there’s anything wrong with that – to steal a saying from Seinfeld…), but all I’m saying? Alternatives exist. They exist.

Nerd Alert – Be aware – the lecture…eeeets a com-ing! Lucky for you I shuttled it off to the Nutrition Nerdville section.

Oh wait. Snap! If you want to read the lecture about alcohol, diet and drinking responsibly, click the link to Read About Alcohol and Low Carb.

If you simply want to learn how to make the Smart Margarita as soon as possible – continue reading here, my friend!

Gather supplies!

Rub the glass rims with a lime wedge and dip a small portion of glass rim in Kosher Salt. Fill glasses with ice.

You can make these directly in the glass or in a shaker or separate mixing glass. But, squeeze the lime wedges.

Squeeze the orange wedge.


Add two drops orange extract. (Be careful here, it’s strong and can quickly overpower the drink.)

Add in about 6-8 drops or about 1 tsp Liquid Splenda with Fiber (Fiberfit)

Give it a splash of water and stir. Taste to adjust flavors.

(SusieT's Helpful Hint: Taste your partners glass to make sure the flavors or right, then adjust…that way you have more in your glass once it’s perfect. ;) You can thank me later.)

Olé! Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!

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Smart Margarita

Please Drink Responsibly. Don’t Drink And Drive. Just. Don’t. OK?

Serves – 2
Difficulty – Simple as long as you’re over 21
Prep Time – 5 Minutes
Cooking Time – Depends on your alcohol tolerance as to how long it takes you to get “cooked.”

Smart Margaritas - Only 2.1 net carbs each.
1/2 Lime, squeezed

1 Wedge Orange (1 wedge = 1/2 Orange cut into 8 wedges)

1-2 drops Orange Extract

1 tsp Fiberfit Liquid Splenda with Inulin(or to taste)

1 splash water

1oz Tequila (your choice)

2 Lime Wedges for garnish and rubbing rims of glasses

Kosher Salt


Old Fashion Glasses

Rub rims of glasses with lime and dip small portion of the rim into Kosher salt. Fill glasses with ice.

In the same glass you will be serving the drink in, or in a separate mixing glass, add lime juice (I can’t emphasize enough that this MUST be freshly squeezed!), orange juice from 1 wedge of orange, orange extract, splash of water and 2 oz. tequila.

Mix well or shake with ice and strain into two rocks or Old Fashion glasses.

Serve immediately!

The Smart Margarita recipe is similar to Fluffy Chix old high carb recipe, which called for:

SusieT's Old High Carb Margarita

1 part Tequila
1 part Freshly squeezed Lime Juice
1 part Countreau
Splash Water

MMMmmmm it was so good and so bad for you all at the same time.

SusieT’s Notes:I can’t give Smart Margaritas a 4. They are not perfect.

But the Smart Margarita is very good, especially if you work to find the right balance of sweet. If you need more lime, go ahead and squeeze in another wedge, it won’t raise the carb count significantly. And best of all, you feel like you are drinking a real cocktail.

You don’t notice that it’s ¼ of the size of a regular, sugar-packed, liver-killer margarita. And you can pronounce every ingredient in the drink and know where the sugar is coming from. Also, you get a wallop of Vitamin C in the drink.

Compare how much smarter the Smart Margarita is than other high carb margaritas!

Nutritional Information – Smarter Margarita

Nutritional Information – Standard 6oz Margarita on the Rocks

Nutritional Information – Standard 12oz Frozen Margarita

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  1. Happy Cinco de Mayo to you!
    Love your blog!

    1. OMG! I didn't know you knew the Fluffys way back here at 2011!!! ((hugs))

    2. I didn't connect this Anne with my FB great buddy Anne! Until today. Derp!

  2. Hi Anne! Great to meet you! Wow, a hospice nurse! :hugs: to YOU my new friend. What a blessing and a calling! Our mom was in Houston Hospice for her home-going. Thanks for all you do! Hope you will stick around and play!


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