Low Carb Margarita Cocktail
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Check out this recipe to learn how to make your own sugar syrup by simmering your favourite sweetener from our range (they will all work in this recipe) in water.
The end result is quite similar to the texture of sugar syrup. Alternatively you can simply add some SweetLeaf drops into water for an instant sugar syrup, although the texture will not be the same as the boiled sugar (no sugar) syrup. Make sure you water down the sweetener for this cocktail or you will quite literally end up on your ear (or somewhere else.) We recommend making a batch of the boiled syrup to keep on hand in the fridge, as it is quite like traditional sugar syrup.
Are you excited about enjoying a Margarita that is low in carbs and free from sugar because we are!
Low Carb Simple Syrup
Make sure you use a low carb simple syrup in your margarita to keep it sugar free. You'll find the recipe featured below for a “low carb simple syrup,” made with low carb sweetener. Doing this will dilute the alcohol a little, as there is a decent amount of tequila in the recipe. Trust us, you will be grateful that you did this by the end of the night.
As an alternative to the sugar syrup you could also use sweetener drops such as SweetLeaf Stevia Drops. Used alone the drops won't dilute the alcohol, so make sure to dilute the drops with water. Sweeten to your own taste but we recommend adding about 5-10 drops to 30 mls/1 oz of water or 1/2 teaspoon to 100 mls/3.5 fl oz water. Please note that the drops in the water are less syrup like than the sweetener boiled in water.
Frozen Or On The Rocks
Turn this recipe into a frozen Margarita simply by blitzing it in a blender with the ice, instead of straining it. Alternatively, serve it simply as a classic cocktail, strained into a cocktail glass, rimmed with salt.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
- 60 ml tequila
- 60 ml lime or lemon juice
- 30 ml low carb simple syrup - see recipe below
- 2-4 drops orange extract/essence make sure it is food grade
- 1/2 cup ice
- Kosher or sea salt
Run a lemon/lime wedge around rim of glass of choice.
Dip glass rim in salt if desired.
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain to serve.
Can be blended/blitzed with the ice to create a frozen margarita.
Low Carb Simple Syrup
Gently boil 1 cup of water with 1/4 cup powdered a Stevia Blend Sweetener or suitable amount of alternative sweetener for about 5 minutes. Allow to cool before use.
Store in a sterile glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 months.
To use Sweet Leaf Stevia Drops, add about 5-10 drops to 30 mls/1 oz of water or about 1/2 teaspoon to 100 mls/3.5 fl oz water.