May 31

Skinny Blackberry Margaritas Recipe

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Summer is right around the corner, are you ready?  Well I am here to help you out.  I have Skinny Blackberry Margaritas for you today!  You don’t have to skip the cocktails to fit into those summer clothes with this drink.  Think sitting on the deck with friends, grilling out, and sipping on a fruity and tart drink.  Sounds like a great way to welcome summer!

                

Personally, margaritas are one of my favorite things about going out for Mexican food.  Especially when it is a girls night out    But they are usually loaded with so much sugar and calories, you feel guilty even having one!  To remedy that, I made a skinny version at home.  This little guy clocks in at 145 calories.  But it doesn’t skimp on any of the flavor.  It is a great balance of sweet and tart from the orange juice and lime juice.  Plus you use real fresh blackberries.  None of that sugary syrup flavor that the restaurants use!

                

Skinny blackberry margaritas will pair well with just about anything.  It doesn’t have to be saved for a Mexican night.  I am envisioning sitting on the deck, grilling burgers in the summer, sipping on one of these.  The original recipe called for Grand Marnier, but I used orange juice to cut the calories down.  If you want to swap it out for a few extra calories (about 50 per serving), go right ahead!  The recipe also calls for straining the mixture.  If you don’t mind the seeds, you can definitely skip this step!

 

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Skinny Blackberry Margaritas

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 6 oz fresh black berries

  • ½ cup tequila

  • ? cup fresh orange juice

  • ? cup fresh lime juice

Rim of the glass

  • 1 lime

  • 3 Tbls sugar

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pan heat water until boiling. Stir in the sugar until fully dissolved. Remove from heat, and let cool.

  2. In a blender combine the simple syrup, tequila, black berries, lime juice and orange juice. Blend until smooth.

  3. Pour through a fine mesh strainer. Let sit in the fridge until ready to serve.

  4. To line the rim of the glass cut the lime into wedges. Rub with lime over the edge of the glass. Dip the rim in the sugar.

  5. Serve over ice garnished with additional lime and blackberries, if desired.

Notes

Adapted from Cooking Light

Nutrition Information

Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 145 Fat: 0 Sugar: 17 Protein: 1


Tags

alcohol drinks, beverages


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  1. This does look like the perfect way to welcome summer! I also love margaritas, but have never tried blackberry.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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