This skinny margarita recipe saves 150 calories compared to traditional margarita recipes made with syrupy-sweet margarita mix and gets back to the basics--fresh lime juice, tequila and Triple Sec are all you need. Adding lime zest to the salt rim gives great flavor and cuts the salt in half. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012

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  • Combine lime zest and salt on a small plate. Combine lime juice, seltzer (or club soda), tequila and Triple Sec (or Cointreau) in a pitcher. Rub the rim of four 10-ounce glasses with the lime wedge and dip in the lime-salt. Fill the glasses with ice and top with the margarita mixture.


Nutrition Facts

181 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 101 mg sodium. 40 mg potassium; 12 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 0.1 g protein; 15 IU vitamin a iu; 9 mg vitamin c; 3 mcg folate; 5 mg calcium; 3 mg magnesium; 9 g added sugar;