With Taco Tuesday ( a very serious holiday by my standards ) comes this skinny-mini, spicy margarita recipe. I’ve been really obsessed with playing around with different cocktail recipes to make them just a tad healthier/lower cal without being disgusting. I’m kind of a baby when it comes to most alcohol ( aka if I can taste it, I will vom ), BUT I also prefer my drinks STACKED with liquor.
Like I said yesterday, I’d like to have my cake and eat it too, please.
I adapted this marg recipe from Gimme Some Oven’s original recipe so I can do just that (& so can you, beebuses).
SKINNY, SPICY MARGARITA ON THE ROCKS
[ Makes 1 Drink: double, triple, etc for more! ]
What You’ll Need:
♥ 1-2 Shots of Vodka or Tequila
♥ Juice from half a lime (or more to taste)
♥ Agave Syrup to Taste
♥ Splash of Orange Juice
♥ 1/2 a Cucumber
♥ 1/2 a Jalapeño
♥ Chili Powder & Sea Salt for Rim
♥ Extra Lime/Jalapeños/Cucumber for Garnish
♥ Add liquor, lime, agave, orange juice and cucumbers to a blender, and blend until very smooth (think almost juice) which will be about 1 minute.
♥ While blending, coat the rim of your glass with lime & dip in mixture of chili powder/sea salt.
♥ Muddle Jalapeños into shaker (to desired heat/or just muddle straight into the glass instead), then strain mixture from blender into cocktail shaker. Add ice & shake vigorously to combine.
♥ Strain margarita into chili powder & sea salt rimmed glass (over lots of ice!).
♥ Add garnish, and enjoy!
This margarita is so refreshing & light (thanks to the cucumber), and it has a little kick of spice (with the jalapenos and chili powder). Gahhhhh, I want one right now.
I like my drinks verrrrrrry flavored (aka spicy, spicy, spicy. i.e. this smoothie recipe) to cover the liquor taste, but not super sweet. This little skinny margarita is PERFECT for me. I make sure to add lots of jalapeno & lime to mine, and I always prefer vodka to tequila (I know, I’m no fun).
OR, do you have a fav drink recipe that you’d like to turn into a skinny-mini drink recipe? Comment below (with the link or description) and I’ll see what I can do! And if you know of some good ones already, lemme know! I’m like a mad scientist with my cocktails lately. Lay it on me.
Happy Taco Tuesday babes. Add me on snapchat (payton_sartain) & Instagram (@paytonsartain) to follow along on my adventures!