Mucho Margarita – 3 Drink Recipes for Any Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Though alcohol does no one any favors, how can you resist a tequila based concoction at this time of year? With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching (ahem, 4 days and counting…) what better way to get in the spirit than with a citrus-y treat? I always tend to veer towards the tart and sour, hot and spicy…you’ve been warned 😉 Enjoy 3 takes on the original classic. (NOTE: these are not my original recipes, links to credits included for each)

Classic Margarita (at 144 calories, I think I can classify this as “Skinny” too):


  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces 100-percent agave blanco tequila (I used Espolón or Herradura)
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau


  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau. Shake ingredients together until chilled, strain into rocks glass filled with ice, and enjoy! via

Mango Margarita:


  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 3 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 small mango—peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped (3 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chile powder
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces agave nectar
  • 3 ounces grapefruit soda


  • Spread the chile powder in a dish. Moisten the rim of a margarita glass with the lime wedge; dip the rim in the chile powder to coat. In a blender, puree the mango. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into the glass and serve. via

Blood Orange Margarita:


  • 1 1/2 ounces Tequila Avión
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau Orange Liqueur
  • 1 ounce blood orange juice
  • 1/2 part fresh sour mix
  • 1 orange twist, for garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker, add first four ingredients with ice. Shake and strain (best served over fresh ice). Garnish with orange twist. via

Shoutout to FITSUGAR, Food & Wine, and SHAPE for the awesome calorie-conscious recipes. Bottoms up!

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