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I’m pretty sure I’ve told you guys this before but I’ll tell you again anyway.
My hubby and I met when we were both waiting tables at a Mexican restaurant (we just had our 10-year anniversary last month) so for us, Cinco De Mayo is treated like a holiday.
Traditionally speaking, margaritas can pack a ton of sugar and empty calories but substituting pre-made, margarita mixes with some fresh juice and no added extra sugar makes this drink a much better option than the original.
Plus, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but limes are crazy expensive right now, so this is a great way to have a margarita without breaking the bank on fresh limes.
I will warn you, it’s pretty spicy! So if you prefer a milder margarita, just use one slice of jalapeño or skip it altogether.
Happy Cinco De Mayo!
Skinny Jalapeño Grapefruit Margarita
Yield: Serves 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 1-2 slices jalapeno pepper
- 1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
- 2 oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
- 2 oz. silver tequila
- 1 + ½ oz. club soda (I used grapefruit flavored club soda)
Optional: Kosher salt and lime to make a salted rim on your glass
Place sliced jalapeno into your mixer cup and use a muddler to smash it up. If you don’t have a muddler just use the back of a wooden spoon.
Add lime juice, grapefruit juice, tequila and a couple of ice cubes to the cup. Pop on the lid and shake it all up.
Pour into a 12-ounce glass and top with club soda. Add as much ice as you like (I like a lot!). Enjoy!
Nutrients per cocktail: Calories: 170; Total Fat: 0.1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 8.5g; Dietary Fiber: 0.2g; Sugars: 6.1g; Protein: 0.4g; Alcohol: 22.6