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There are zillions of recipes for margaritas.  And though they all vary as far as taste and ingredients are concerned, most have one thing in common -- they're incredibly caloric!   In fact, most contain between 250 - 500 calories.   But margaritas are fun, and they taste great.  They're also fantastic "virgin" style (without alcohol), in case you're not old enough to drink or just prefer not to.  In any case, you'll LOVE HG's Magical Low-Calorie Margarita.  It's yummy, refreshing and it'll fool everyone you know into thinking they're sipping a real, high-calorie version of the popular cocktail.

 

HG's Magical Low-Calorie Margarita

PER SERVING (entire recipe, 1 margarita): 115 calories, 0g fat, 55mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, <0.5g sugars, 0g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

 

Ingredients:

3/4 cup Sierra Mist Free (or Diet Sprite Zero, or your other fave no-cal lemon-lime soda)
*1.5 oz. tequila
1 packet (two 5-calorie servings) sugar-free powdered drink mix, lemonade (like the one by Crystal Light) 2 tbsp. lime juice
Optional: lime slice for garnish and salt or no-calorie sweetener for rim of glass

 

Directions:

If desired, run some lime juice along the rim of the glass and dip into a dish of salt or sweetener. Mix all ingredients together. Pour over 1 cup of crushed ice. Optional: Garnish with lime slice. Enjoy. Serves 1!

*You can also make your margaritas alcohol-free. Each recipe, without tequila, contains around 20 calories!

 

Fun Margarita Facts!

The world was introduced to the margarita in the late-1930s, by a bartender named Danny Herrera.

The frozen margarita was invented in Dallas, Texas in the early 70s.

If you want to make your HG margarita frozen, you may want to check out this handy item.

 


CHEW ON THIS:

July is National Ice Cream Month. Sounds like the PERFECT time to try out one of HG's fave creamy, frozen items.

 

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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.