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Happy Hour Frozen Margarita vs. our Classic, on the Rocks
A regular happy hour frozen margarita is around 12 ounces and weighs in at 410 calories (56% coming from sugar). Our lightened version is 130 calories for a 6-ounce portion with just 14% coming from sugar.
The Cooking Light Margarita:
1 ounce premium or silver tequila, 1/2 ounce Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur, 1.5 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice. Shake with 3/4 cup ice; garnish with lime.
To get a half-salted rim, you'll need to start with a tablespoon of salt—but only about 1 teaspoon ends up sticking to the glasses.
Hint: Our nutrition guidelines don't allow for it, but this is easily doubled. Use respectable tequila ($28 or so a bottle) and fresh-squeezed lime juice—the ingredients define this cocktail as much as the technique.
Cantaloupe Margarita with Hint of Mint
Want to make a bigger batch? Doubling the melon should yield enough juice to make 6 drinks. Process and strain in 2 batches, and then mix up 3 times the rest of the ingredients in a pitcher.
Mezcal gets its signature smoky flavor from the slow-roasted and distilled hearts of agave plants.
If you really like heat, don't seed the chile before muddling. Tender-tongued? Skip muddling; just shake and strain.
Club soda is unconventional in margaritas, but the added sparkle elevates this drink. Look for dried hibiscus flowers in Latin markets where chiles and spices are found.
Cucumber, Honey & Thyme Margarita Slush
Agua de jamaica is a sweet beverage made with hibiscus blossoms, popular on hot days all over Latin America. We've taken that concept to the next level by incorporating the floral, summery taste of hibiscus into a classic margarita for an elegant outdoor-party cocktail.
Frozen Mint Margaritas
For an appealing presentation, rub the rims of the margarita glasses with lime wedges and dip the rims in a half-and-half mixture of kosher salt and sugar. Serve with fresh lime wedges as a garnish, if desired.
A long, tall version of the great summer sipper, this healthy watermelon margarita recipe has only 105 calories.
Add extra zip to this creamy margarita by rubbing the rim of each empty glass with a lime wedge, then coat the rims with salt and chili powder.
This top-rated frozen strawberry margarita tastes better than any you'd get at a Mexican restaurant, and it's cheaper too.
The perfect way to welcome guests to a dinner party—an ice-cold Blackberry Margarita.
Fresh mint is, without a doubt, one of our favorite flavors. Whether it's a handful left from the farmers' market or a bumber crop of your own, use leftover leaves to create a new twist on the classic margarita.