Written by Carrie Stevens, editorial intern
Plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this Sunday? Even though its signature cocktail is a potential diet disaster—one frozen margarita can contain tons of sugar and sodium, not to mention upwards of 500 calories—you can indulge without the bulge. We enlisted Tequila Herradura to slim down some of our favorite drinks that pack the same taste for 200 calories or less. Bottoms up!
Pineapple Serrano Margarita
- 1.5 oz. Herradura Silver
- 3 cubic inches pineapple, diced
- 3/4 oz. lime juice
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- 3 slices Serrano chili with seeds
Crush pineapple and chili slices in the base of a shaker with a muddler. Add cubed ice and remaining ingredients; shake hard. Strain over ice. Garnish with a chili and star Anise pod (optional).
Apricot Cooler Margarita
- 1.5 oz. Herradura Silver Tequila
- Large bar spoon of apricot jam
- 3/4 oz. lime juice
- 1/4 oz. simple syrup
- 1 kumquat
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with kumquats, apricots and a mint sprig (optional).
Written by Jennifer Fiorentino, editorial intern
Go ahead and have a cocktail at your holiday soiree. We found a little something that may make our waistlines a smidge happier this season (hint: sparkling water) and something that will spice up your festive drinks! Meet your new favorite guilt-free holiday cocktails.
The first comes from Cascade Ice, a sugar- and calorie-free sparkling water that takes out the heavy mixers without losing bursts of flavor. After being taste-tested and approved by our own staffers (we couldn’t give you a good recommendation without trying it for ourselves, right?), we were quick to grab a few festive recipes from the company. Try one (or all!) and feel free to indulge without worrying about tossing in an extra-intense run as part of your next workout.
The second just might establish your holiday party as one of the best – something we’re all striving for, right? New for this holiday season comes a limited-edition cognac from the House of Marnier-Lapostolle: Grand Marnier Cherry. Impress your guests with these easy-to-make recipes.
Passion Pucker-Up Cocktail
- 1.5 oz tequila
- 3 oz Cascade Ice Raspberry Black Currant
- Juice of 1 lime wedge
- Handful of raspberries
- Orange wedge, for garnish
Place tequila and sparkling water into a blender over crushed ice. Add juice from a lemon wedge and a handful of raspberries mix and blend until smooth. Garnish with orange wedge and serve.