Low-Carb Spicy Margarita Cocktail

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Margaritas are typically very sweet, at least when you order them out and they are packed with an overly sweet, sweet and sour mix. This Keto Spicy Margarita is the perfect ratio of sour to sweet with the little help of tart lime juice (of course) and a simple syrup made with water and a bit of Swerve. Then we’re spicing things up with some fresh jalapeños that pack a spicy punch. This is one cocktail you’ll want to sip all summer long.

Fancy a mojito, lime batida, pina colada, Moscow mule or daiquiri? Check out our low-carb cocktail ideas!

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Minimise your consumption to occasional drinks, or ideally, avoid alcohol altogether. Although there are no carbs in spirits, your body can't store alcohol as fat - it has to metabolise it. This means that your body will utilise alcohol instead of body fat which will slow down weight loss.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

4.5 grams 0.2 grams 0.1 grams 0 grams 0 grams 145 calories
Total Carbs4.7grams
Net Carbs4.5grams
of which Saturated0grams
Magnesium3mg (1% RDA)
Potassium41mg (2% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (96%), protein (3%), fat (1%)

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)

  • 2 fl oz tequila (60 ml)
  • 1 fl oz fresh lime juice (30 ml)
  • 1 fl oz low-carb simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 slice jalapeño pepper, plus more for garnish
  • ice
Low-carb Simple Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup granulated Swerve or Erythritol (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 1/2 cup water (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
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  1. Make the simple syrup by combining the Swerve with the water in a pot over medium heat. Bring to a simmer until reduced and it has the texture of syrup. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Let it cool down. You will use just about 1/4 of it. Store any leftover syrup in a jar for future use. slice the jalapeño pepper. Low-Carb Spicy Margarita Cocktail
  2. Squeeze the limes. Low-Carb Spicy Margarita Cocktail
  3. Place the jalapeño into a cocktail shaker and muddle until broken down. Add in some ice, the freshly pressed lime juice, simple syrup, and tequila. Shake until combined and strain into a small glass over ice.
    Low-Carb Spicy Margarita Cocktail
  4. Garnish with an extra slice of jalapeño and lime if desired. Low-Carb Spicy Margarita Cocktail
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Lauren Lester

Lauren is the food photographer, recipe developer, and author behind the healthy living website Wicked Spatula.

With a focus on mindful and sustainable living she aspires to show her audience that healthy eating doesn't have to be boring, complicated, or tasteless and that healthy living is all about getting in touch with yourself and your surroundings.

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