Healthy Scratch Margaritas (Naturally Fruit Sweetened!)
These Healthy Scratch Margaritas are kept fresh, sweet and tangy with fresh squeezed fruit juice and natural unprocessed sweetener. These call my name as soon as the first warm days of spring arrives!
Servings: 2 margaritas
- 1/2 cup orange juice fresh squeezed
- 2 tablespoons lime juice fresh squeezed
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh squeezed
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3-4 ounce tequila
- 1-2 teaspoons date syrup* (see notes on a sugar free version)
- orange juice fresh squeezed
- lime juice fresh squeezed
- lemon juice fresh squeezed
- soda water
Fresh squeeze the juices, or to save time, use high quality store bought 100% juices.
Add juices, water, tequila and date syrup to a shaker, and shake well.
Use a citrus wedge to wet the edge of the glasses, and rim them in a course salt. Fill the glasses with ice.
Pour the margaritas over the ice, and serve.
If you'd like to blend these, don't add the 2 tablespoons of water. Blended margaritas are the best when you use chilled tequila so the ice doesn't melt too much making a watered down margarita.
I don't drink often, so when I do, I don't mind freshly squeezing the juices for the best cocktail. If you are making these for a crowd, it's find to buy high quality 100% juices to blend. *Sometimes when I want a cocktail, but don't want to calories, I will make a "light" version of this. For 1 "light" margarita, I will use 2 tablespoons orange juice, 1/2 tablespoon both lemon and lime juices, 1 ounce of tequila, and then top the cocktail off with soda water for some sparkle. It's fresh and light and still a perfect evening drink.
Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 124mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 41.3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg