I've been so slammed with work this week. I took a weekend-long professional workshop that had me up at 6 a.m. and studying until the wee hours, so the first thing I wanted when I was 'released' today was a delicious margarita in the spirit of this Cinco de Mayo.
Of course, after three days of company sponsored carbo-loaded meals, and no time to think of preparing something healthy as an alternative, I wanted to indulge but also avoid the extra calories that a simple margarita can pack, since margaritas often contain more than a whole meal's worth of calories. Stunning, I know!
So fear not, my waistline-watching good grapes. This recipe is fresh, easy, delicious, and tastes better than most on-the-rocks-margaritas. As an added bonus, it also has a subtle kick of heat in the aftertaste. This is your chips and salsa and margarita all in one!
Fresh limes (~1 small per serving)
Tequila (I prefer Patron Silver)
Lime flavored sparkling water
Jalapeno, thinly sliced
Strawberries, sliced, for garnish (optional)
Preparation (1 serving):
Squeeze 1 oz. lime juice into measuring cup
Add 1 oz. tequila
Add 1 oz. sparkling water
Add jalapeno and strawberry garnish to glass. Pour ingredients into shaker and shake well. Pour into glass. Enjoy!
|All photos: my own|