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Ah, Tuesdays. The week day that gives us sweet reprieve in the form of tacos and tequila after long, drawn-out Mondays. My favorite thing about Taco Tuesday has less to do with tacos and more to do with tequila. I’ve always loved a good margarita, but as my taste buds evolved and my waistline expanded, I’ve strayed away from the typical sweet and sour happy hour concoction. When it comes to carne asada and guacamole, my beverage of choice is a skinny margarita.
Unlike it’s sugary, cheap predecessor, the skinny margarita is refreshing and relatively guilt-free. After taste-testing a variety of skinny margs at various Mexican restaurants, I’ve finally narrowed down a combination of ingredients to make the perfect drink. First step; ditch the store-bought sweet and sour mix for fresh ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 8 ounces silver 100%agave tequila
- 3/4 can Mexican beer
- 750ml sparkling water
- 1 ounce agave nectar (add more to taste)
- 6 ounces lime juice
- Coarse salt
- Lime wedges
Pour tequila, beer, and sparkling water into a large pitcher. Add agave nectar and lime juice, and stir. Salt the rims of margarita glasses or large tumblers. Pour over ice, and garnish with lime wedges. Serve and enjoy!
I love this recipe because it’s got bubbles (which make me happy) and it’s thirst-quenching, instead of thirst-inducing like its sweet and sour evil twin. The addition of beer gives it more flavor, and more strength (insert winky face). And for those of us who would like to blissfully enjoy our alcohol, it requires less guilt than higher calorie cocktails. My skinny margarita is the perfect Taco Tuesday accessory, just add chips and salsa.