Although I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, I do begin every year by assessing my lifestyle habits and seeing what I can do to make healthier changes. Since I’m still in detox mode from the Holidays I wanted to create a happy hour cocktail that was healthier to sip but still tasted delicious, and I’m happy to say I found a real winner!
Did you know tequila is actually lower in calories than vodka and if made the traditional way from the blue agave plant is naturally gluten, free making it the better choice if you have a grain intolerance. This cocktail also includes the health benefit of Vitamins A and C from fresh grapefruit juice and is sweetened with agave nectar instead of sugar.
When you sip this margarita you will not believe it’s healthier than the traditional margarita. It tastes so fresh and delicious you’ll want to make them again and again (and you won’t feel guilty about it )!
I hope you make this cocktail part of your weekend Happy Hour!! I can’t wait to hear what you guys think! Have a wonderful day!
Skinny Grapefruit & Mint Margaritas (recipe makes 1 cocktail)
4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
10 mint leaves
1 1/2 oz white or silver tequila
1/2 oz agave nectar
Add grapefruit and lime juice to cocktail shaker. Add mint leaves and agave and muddle into the juices. Add tequila and ice and give it a good bartender shake. Strain into glass filled with ice.