You Are Now Ready for Cinco de Mayo: Relax Your Mind Margarita

April 24, 2016   12 Comments

You do not need a big blended frothy margarita to enjoy Cinco do Mayo.

Lighter Margarita

You do need fresh limes. I say this because I went to a dive bar recently and ordered a margarita. My friend looked at me as if I was insane because she knew that I had high standards.

My standard is that the juice involved in the margarita must be fresh lime juice. Anything else (syrup from a bottle for example) tastes like crappy Hawaiian punch or something else undrinkable.

I pronounced the dive bar margarita “disgusting” and tried to get something else (I attempted to return a drink). The older female bartender assured me that I was not going to get anything since she served me what I had asked for.

My friend thought this was hilarious.

Make your own margarita with lime juice and you will NEVER buy a margarita in a dive bar again.

For the teenagers who read this site, Snack Girl advocates waiting until the legal drinking age to indulge in alcoholic beverages.

Relax Your Mind Margarita Recipe

1.9 from 27 reviews

You can relax your mind because you just saved yourself a bunch of calories.

Makes 1

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½ lime
1 ½ ounces of tequila
2 teaspoons agave syrup
ice cubes
lime wedges
kosher salt (optional)


Juice the lime half in a hand juicer and pour into a cocktail shaker or glass. Add the tequila, agave syrup, and ice cubes and mix well.

Optional: If you like salt on the rim of your glass, first run a wedge of lime along the rim. Pour salt into a small dish and rub the rim of the glass in the salt. Be sure to pour the margarita into the center of the glass.

Nutrition Facts

158 calories, 0 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 13.9 g carbohydrates, 10.8 g sugar, 0.2 g protein, 0 g fiber, 40 mg sodium, 6 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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Your 40g of fiber seems a little high.

Good Morning!! I don't understand where the fiber would be coming from?????

The quantity in the glass looks misleading for the contents of the recipe. Maybe it is the photography? What size glass do you recommend for this recipe?

She probably had too many margharitas.........haha

40 g of fiber and 0 g of sodium seems off. I guess if there is no salt on the rim there is no sodium.

Also, it looks like water not just tequila has been added for this much liquid in the glass. I guess shaking it in the cocktail shaker will release some water from the ice.

If you don't have tequila at home, gin or sake work well, most people will not know the difference. : )

I'm not able to find the link to be able to put your yummy healthy recipes on my pinterest account recently. Have you discontinued allowing that? I want to save too many of your recipes to print them out and store them in a binder.

hawaiian punch isn't crappy! mike from hawaii.

This is making my mouth water at 10:25 a.m.!

totally agree with you about margaritas made with mixer--ick! Lately I've been making these but omitting the sugar/agave altogether, as I've been trying to avoid added sugar and they're actually still really good. for a little sweetness, you could also add a splash of pomegranate or grapefruit juice but we like them tart.

Thank you for the yummy recipe. Tasty and Saves Money!

Sorry about that mistake! I changed it above to reflect ZERO grams of fiber since you don't get fiber in margaritas. Clearly, I had too many before writing this post. The glass looks bigger than it is. Go with a small whisky glass and a lot of ice.

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Thanks for all your wonderful comments and questions!

I have a lovely marg for you. I use a shot glass that I fill a bit over 1/3 with fresh lime juice, about a full third with tequila, and top it off with cointreau. Then, I add 1 TB of hibiscus syrup and fill the glass with crushed ice and seltzer water. Delicious with a slice of orange. Alternately, it's also very possible to divide that shot glass between two glasses and it's still very good.

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