Looking for a clean eating margarita mix recipe?
Ask and you shall receive!
I’ve gotten so many emails asking for clean margarita mix that I finally broke down and created one.
You see, I’m not a very big drinker. My dad was an alcoholic. So growing up, I avoided alcohol at all costs. But once I met my husband, I worked up the nerve to try a sip here and there.
I’ve definitely developed an appreciation for certain drinks in the past 7 years of marriage. Especially when they are made with fresh ingredients like this mix. But I still keep it in moderation and only drink maybe 2-3 times a year.
Two of those happen in March and July when one of my best friends and I go away for our birthdays to a beach town of our choosing and then proceed to shop and drink margaritas until every ounce of stress has left us (She’s a mom of 3, so by default, she has more stress than I do).
I should say here that alcohol, even in moderation, is not clean. But I think you’d be pretty hard pressed to ask many people to give up an occasional drink with friends. And that being said, at least a portion of your margarita will be clean. And that’s worth something, right?
Just remember, drink in moderation!! And at the risk of telling you something you’ve heard a million times, PLEASE never drink and drive! It’s just stupid and very, very dangerous.
CLEAN EATING MARGARITA MIX RECIPE:
A deliciously clean alternative to the mix you buy at the store!
(Please drink responsibly!)
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup water (don't worry, it won't water down your drink)
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1/8 tsp. pure orange extract
- ice as needed for your drink
Combine all ingredients together in a large container and stir or shake (with a lid on, please) until the honey has dissolved.
Make your margarita as you typically would. I used Jose Cuervo Especial - Tequila Gold.
Note: The lime flavor on this is fairly strong (just the way I like it!). If you prefer a weaker lime flavor, add an additional 1/4 to 1/2 cup water depending on your tastes.
Also, while I choose not to use agave, I know there are lots of clean eaters out there that do. If you prefer a sweeter margarita, agave nectar is the way to go here. You can only add so much honey before the flavor of the honey takes over. It's all a matter of personal taste and choice. This recipe is pretty versatile.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.