Summer is here—finally. If you’re anything like us, you’re ready for plenty of beach/pool/vitamin D catch-up time. And what’s better than a low-calorie margarita when you’re hanging outside? Let’s get right into it… we’ve got pool parties to be at!
Choosing the Right Ingredients
We all love a good marg. But since we can’t always hit up the local Mexican restaurant, Demitri’s 38 Calorie Margarita Mix is our BFF for at-home Taco Tuesday… and every other day of the week. Don’t forget the chips and homemade guac!
When you make your own margs, you can control everything from how much salt is on the rim to how sweet (or not) your drink is. With Demitri’s 38 Calorie Margarita Mix, you don’t have to sacrifice your nutrition goals: You can still enjoy a low-calorie and tasty marg with just a little bit of mixing and shaking. Plus, Demitri’s Margarita Mixes have no preservatives, gluten, or high-fructose corn syrup.
Lightening Up the Liquor
Your standard margarita has tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Demitri’s 38 Calorie Margarita Mix makes it easy: Just add your tequila of choice, rim salt, and garnish. Since the mix is already low cal, you’ll want to use a liquor that complements the drink and keeps it light and refreshing. Here are some tips:
When you’re choosing your marg liquor, go for silver tequila or mezcal (which isn’t technically tequila) over reposado or añejo. Reposado (“rested”) and añejo (“aged”) varieties are aged longer, darker, and slightly higher in calories. The difference isn’t huge, but, hey, it always helps to cut back where you can. Another great option is sotol, which comes from a different plant than tequila and mezcal but is harvested similarly. Sotol’s slightly herbal flavor goes hand in hand with a citrusy margarita; try the plata (silver) variety against a silver tequila!
How To Make it
Demitri’s Margarita Rimshot Rim Salt
2 parts Demitri’s 38 calorie Margarita Mix
1 part spirit of choice (tequila, mezcal, sotol)
Garnish: Lime, japaleños, watermelon, basil… rule of thumb: If it sounds good, add it!
- Gently moisten the rim of your glass with the lime wedge. Dip into a saucer of Demitri’s Margarita Rimshot Rim Salt.
- Combine Margarita Mix, spirit of choice, and ice. Give it a really good shake in a cocktail shaker. For a sweeter but still low-cal marg, we like using liquid stevia—a little goes a long way!
- Fill your glass with ice, add the liquid mixture, and top with your garnish.
P.S. Margaritas are so simple to bring to cookouts and gatherings all summer long. Mix and bring in a sealed container, and we promise no one will miss the usual pasta salad. Don’t forget the garnish!