Yes, it IS a national holiday! It is celebrated every February 22 and many pay tribute and honor this celebration. In fact, it is loved and consumed by millions of friends and families around the world as we celebrate with Jimmy Buffet. It’s five o’clock somewhere, right?
Just one big problem with this holiday… calories. Yep, calories. These tangy drinks at restuarants can pack a bunch at 500 calories each! So here is a reader favorite of a slimmed down, skinny margarita at only 198 calories! Enjoy!
Strawberries give a delicious splash of sweetness to these traditionally tangy cocktails. And the addition of fruit gives you 3 grams of fiber.
- 3 1/2 cups strawberries $
- 2 1/2 cups crushed ice
- 1/2 cup tequila $
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons Cointreau (orange-flavored liqueur)
- Lime wedges (optional)
Combine strawberries, ice, tequila, lime juice, sugar, and liqueur in a blender, and process until the mixture is smooth. Pour the margaritas into 4 large glasses. Garnish margaritas with a lime wedge, if desired. Serve immediately.