Thursday, January 19, 2012

Low Carb Margarita Experiment - Take 2

Last night, me and the hubby were at it again.  Making low carb margaritas, that is

Our first attempt got a 3 out of 5 stars.  I didn't like the aftertaste of the liquid Splenda in the cocktail, but thought that the initial sip and the scent of the margarita were pretty good.  My husband thought that it was spot on. 

Recognizing that I've never been a fan of the flavor of liquid Splenda, I thought we'd use Laura Dolson's original recipe as our base, once again, and just tweak it a bit. 

Here's what we did:

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) water
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tbsp Truvia 
  • 1 jigger (1.5 oz) tequila
  • 2 Tablespoons (1 oz) lime juice - bottled more convenient, fresh tastes a lot better
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • Ice - small handful
  • Margarita salt or kosher salt
Directions
  1. Measure the water into a large microwave proof glass, and add the Truvia.  Microwave on high for 30 seconds, then remove from the microwave, and stir until Truvia is completely dissolved in the water.
  2. Add the remainder of the ingredients (minus the salt), and stir stir stir until fully incorporated and the liquid is icy cold.
  3. Serve in a salt-lined glass if you wish.  I like mine without salt, on the rocks.  Or... if you like it frozen, just dump the margarita and rocks into a blender and let it whir, baby.
I liked this margarita better than the first version.  The net carb count is right there at 2.5 grams, as well.  There was a slight fake sugar aftertaste, but it was not offensive, and I hardly even noticed (and I'm sensitive to the stuff).  I drank the margarita all by myself :)

I have a plan for margarita #3, but you're just going to have to wait for it! 

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