Skinny Margarita

How Texans drink their margaritas, while watching their waistlines. Actually, Texans use agave, but I use maple syrup to make it a paleo and low FODMAP “skinny margarita.”

Story

The traditional margarita (if done, right!) is silver tequila, an orange liqueur (most often Cointreau) and lots of fresh squeezed lime. That’s it! However, I am not sure… but I think I might react to Cointreau. I took cointreau out of my diet and added a little bit of agave syrup instead, and found out that I was drinking what many Texans call the “skinny margarita.” A great way to enjoy a hot Texan evening!

I now use maple syrup instead of agave, since agave contains FODMAPs. I don’t usually add salt, but some people like it. I did find a restaurant in San Antonio that rimmed their margaritas with adobe flavored salt. Such a great idea!

Ingredients

2 oz. silver tequila
juice of two limes
lime wedges (for garnish)
1/2 to 1 tsp maple syrup (to taste)
margarita salt (optional)

Instructions

Rim a margarita glass with salt (if using). Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake until thoroughly mixed. Pour into salt-rimmed glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Best served with guacamole and salty blue-corn chips.

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