Ginger and mint give the classic margarita a southern swirl with 63 percent fewer calories!
1 1/2 ounces ginger simple syrup*
1 1/2 ounces tequila
6 large mint leaves
Juice of 1 lime (drop in rind)
Zest of 1 orange (approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons)
2 lime wedges, for garnish
In a mixing glass, muddle simple syrup, tequila, and mint leaves. Pour into a glass half-filled with ice and add lime juice, rind, and orange zest. Shake until the tin is frosted, strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice, and garnish with lime wedge. Serves 2.
To make simple syrup: In a small pot, add 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Truvía® or 1/4 cup sugar, 4 ounces water, and 10 slices peeled fresh ginger. Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain out ginger and allow to cool. Keep refrigerated up to 1 day.
Nutrition score per serving (half the recipe): 60 calories, 13g carbs (using sugar instead of Truvia adds 100 calories and 26g sugars per serving)
Recipe provided by Anthony Caporale, producer and host of Art of the Drink