Photo: Randy Mayor, Text: Sidney Fry, MS, RD
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Big Math in Margaritaville
When chip-and-salsa joints lean on the sugar to make tall, sweet drinks, it adds up fast in the glass.
Happy Hour Frozen Margarita vs. our Classic, on the Rocks
A regular happy hour frozen margarita is around 12 ounces and weighs in at 410 calories (56% coming from sugar). Our lightened version is 130 calories for a 6-ounce portion with just 14% coming from sugar.
The Cooking Light Margarita:
1 ounce premium or silver tequila, 1/2 ounce Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur, 1.5 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice. Shake with 3/4 cup ice; garnish with lime.
Source: Healthy Recipes