The weather is heating up and we all know what that means. Grilling outside, swimming, visiting the beach, and playing in the sun. What does that also mean? Cocktails! Who doesn’t love a nice refreshing drink after a long day of working in the garden on a hot summer day? I know I do. I know what I don’t love. CALORIES. SUGARS. CARBS. My favorite drink ever? The classic staple of summer. A margarita.
Can’t you just taste it? For me it has to be on the rocks, with salt. Never frozen! I love drinking margaritas but I hate the guilt I have afterwards. The mix they use in most generic margaritas is absolutely insane. For 4 ounces we are talking 100 plus calories, 25 carbs, and 25 sugars. Now I don’t know about you but I could drink a few of these bad boys without thinking twice. I needed to come up with a solution to my margarita love with little to no calories or sugars.
Lucky for me I was sent some AWESOME tequila to sample!
http://www.partidatequila.com/our-tequila/ is a company making awesome quality tequila at awesome prices.
The partida blanco version of this tequila was very clean. It had no aftertaste like most tequilas will have. It was my favorite. So smooth!
The reposado tequila was rich and smooth. I usually can’t drink gold tequila thanks to college (seriously, thanks Jose Cuervo), but this one was great.
I didn’t get to try the anejo tequila but I hear it has hints of fruits and is quite tasty as well.
After I tried a small sip of the tequila (chilled of course) I had to figure out how I was going to enjoy it. I didn’t want to throw it into a shaker with margarita mix so I came up with my own recipe that is so good and so easy!
- 1 oz of blanca partida tequila
- 1 can of st. croix coconut seltzer water
- 1 cup of ice
- 1 tbsp of key lime juice
- optional lime slice to garnish 🙂
Add ice, tequila, coconut seltzer, and key lime juice. Stir don’t shake. You could add a salt rim if you like but I am not sure that this cocktail needs it. Enjoy!
One of these cocktails is around 70 calories! Take that modern margarita.
You can purchase partida tequila just about anywhere. If your liquor store doesn’t carry it just ask someone to order it for you!
Check out their website for more drink tips, coupons, and fun!
What is your favorite cocktail to drink in the summer?