Friday, May 23, 2014

Sparkling Raspberry Margarita (Skinny Version)

 

 

 

This nice weather and the start of Memorial Day Weekend has me in the mood for some patio time and that includes a fun and refreshing cocktail, that I can easily put together all summer long. My go to cocktail last summer was a Skinny Citrus Margarita, but I wanted to find a new flavor that would be easy to prepare, refreshing and most important to me, low carb, but still delicious.

 

 

I looked to see what I had on hand and grabbed a bottle of tequila, some triple sec and the secret ingredient to making any drink skinny - club soda. My raspberries in my fridge were a little soft, but perfect to make a quick purée for this drink. (When making purée for one cocktail, I use my mini food processor instead of dragging out my blender - it works like a charm!)

This summer inspired, skinny margarita is so delicious and the raspberry flavor is wonderful. I did not add any sweetener, because I prefer the flavor of the fruit to provide the sweetness, but you could add a splash of agave nectar if you like. Summer cocktail season has arrived :-)


Sparkling Raspberry Margarita ( Skinny Version)


1/3 cup raspberries (puréed)

1 ounce tequila

1/2 ounce triple sec

1 ounce lime juice

1/2 cup club soda

Splash agave nectar if desired


Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, filled with ice and shake well to mix. Pour over ice and garnish with raspberries, if desired. Enjoy!

 

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16 comments:

  1. Yum!!! May have to try it this weekend. Have a great one, Vicki!

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  2. I see at pattern developing with margaritas! My kinda girl!! Can't wait to try this. You need a "Pin It" button or am I over looking it? Happy Memorial Day!

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  3. Vicki! please post this recipe on Friday Favorites! Yum! pinning!!!! laura

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  4. Funny I just said last night - Memorial Day call for margaritas this is perfect!

    Thanks!!

    Leann

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  5. Looks delicious, Vicki! The perfect drink to kick off summer. Just add guacamole and chips!

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  6. I have had a lot of different margaritas, but never raspberry. This sounds so refreshing on a hot summers night. Can't wait till my raspberries are ripe!

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  7. Your margarita looks delicious, Vicki!

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  8. I'm craving one of these right now! I may have to make them this weekend!

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  9. YUM! I bet this is a cool and refreshing drink! Enjoy your weekend dear friend, HUGS!

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  10. Looks so refreshing and beautiful..Have a great weekend..

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  11. This sounds delicious! =)
    Have a great weekend!

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  12. I can see why this is your go-to summer drink.
    Might be mine this year as well.

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  13. Skinny Margaritas are my favorite and this recipe looks delicious Vicki. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend. xxleslie

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  14. Hi...just to let you know how I found you- Savvy Southern Style- Wow Me Wednesday. First of all let me say I LOVE the fun happy look of your blog! I will start following. And, the drink looks so refreshing. I will have to try it for sure! Thanks for sharing.
    judypimperl.blogspot.com

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  15. I tried this last weekend and loved it ! Just wanted to let you know!

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