Posted on May 04 2012
Whether you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo or looking for a refreshing drink to enjoy out in the sun, margaritas are the go-to drink for beautiful weather. While the bright green concoctions you can purchase in the grocery store are simple to execute, the syrupy liquid is not the best for those who want to stay healthy while having fun. With this is mind, we searched for (and tested out) a few healthier alternatives for your favorite summer drink. Pick your favorites or share a few of your own - on the rocks or frozen? Frosty blended margarita Health.com First things first: the basics. The best way to boost the nutritional content (or lower the calories) of a margarita is to use fresh ingredients. It's up you how much triple sec or sweetened lime juice you want to use. Rockin' razzy rita Glamour.com If you're worried about sugar and enjoy the taste of Crystal Light, you can jazz up your margarita mix with some fresh lime. Skinnygirl margarita Health.com Another twist on a classic, with a few extra tips on the type of tequila and it even has "skinnygirl" in its name! Blueberry-lime margarita EatingWell.com This looks so good and it's healthy? Let's make a pitcher! Just be careful with that limeade - secret source of sugar! Strawberry margaritas MyRecipes.com This healthy list would not be complete without a strawberry margarita option - yum! Fresh ingredients are always better than the pre-mixed strawberry syrup at the store. What are your favorites? We also found a "salty chihuahua" and admit we're intrigued. Photo credit: Flickr user quinn.anya. Used with permission through Creative Commons.