Skinny Fresh Watermelon Margaritas

by Kate on June 9, 2014

Skinny Watermelon Margaritas

This is a love story about 2 of my favorite summer friends: margaritas and watermelon.  Last Friday afternoon, I introduced them to each other in my kitchen and well, lets just say they hit it off. You may think it was a little soon for them to make a cocktail baby, but I disagree. Their cocktail baby is one you will love.  Its low in calories, full of fresh ingredients and oh so tasty!

One of the best things about a margarita is that with a little elbow grease, you can make it light and low in calories vs. a traditional margarita made with yucky pre-made mixes that pack tons of sugar and a mean caloric punch (in the thighs – ouch). This recipe uses ALL fresh juices – lime, watermelon and orange.  It also uses one of my most recent obsessions, Trader Joe’s Organic Liquid Stevia. All you need is 3-4 drops to sweeten your margarita versus using simple syrup or triple sec.

Skinny Watermelon Margaritas

Happy summer cocktailing!

Skinny Fresh Watermelon Margaritas
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A classic summer cocktail made with all fresh juices, leaving you with a low calorie Margarita with a fresh watermelon taste!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) fresh lime juice (juice of about 2 large limes)
  2. 3 ounces Silver Tequila
  3. 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) fresh orange juice (juice of 1 large orange)
  4. 4 ounces (8 tablespoons) fresh watermelon juice (juice of about 1/4 of a small watermelon, approximately)
  5. 4-8 drops Trader Joe's Organic Liquid Stevia (if you don't have liquid stevia, you can use alternately prepare a simple syrup with your sweetener of choice; see notes below)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 1-2 ice cubes. Shake vigorously for about a minute, and then pour over ice in a margarita glass. Adjust the flavors adding more of each juice/sweetener as you like.
Notes
  1. To prepare simple syrup in place of liquid stevia, use equal parts water and sweetener of your choice. Heat the water over low heat in a saucepan and gradually dissolve the sweetener into the water until fully incorporated. Let the syrup cool and then add 1 teaspoon to your tequila and juice mix.
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