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National Margarita Day Can Be Healthy-These 3 Superfood Marg Recipes Prove It


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WeВ welcome any excuse toВ indulge inВ a post-work margarita, and as such, we'reВ stalwart proponents of the internetВ holiday known as National Margarita Day. With that said, we cringe when sipping a restaurant margarita that's more simple syrup than tequila-andВ loathe the sugar rush, bloating, and hangoverВ that oftenВ accompany it. In the spirit of indulging without the guilt, we tapped the mixologists over at Don Julio for their healthiest, most refreshing margarita recipes. Generally speaking, Tequila Don Julio is a light, gluten-free, sugar-free, and fat-free choice, packing just 98 calories per 1.5-ounce serving, which isВ fewer than in a five-ounce glass of white wine. The followingВ recipes include superfood ingredients like agave (in the classic marg), kombucha (in the pink chicas), and turmeric (in the puesta de sol), meaning you're actually nourishing your body while properly celebrating. FindВ our go-to guilt-free National Margarita Day recipes below:В В

Classic Margarita

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz.В Tequila Don Julio Blanco

1 oz. Fresh limeВ juice

1/2 oz.В Agave nectar

Directions:

Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain the drink through a fine strainer over fresh ice. Garnish with lime wedge, and enjoy!

Pink Chicas Margarita

Created by Mixologist Ben ScorahВ

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz.В Tequila Don Julio Reposado

4 oz.В Health-Ade Pink Lady Apple Kombucha

2 oz. Fresh pressed Bartlett pear juice

1/2 oz. Fresh lemon juice

Fresh rosemary

Lemon wheel, for garnish

Directions:

Add the rosemary to a cocktail shaker and muddle gently.В Add Tequila Don Julio Reposado, fresh pear, sea salt, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.В Strain the drinkВ through a fine strainer over fresh ice.В TopВ off the glass with the Health-Ade Kombucha. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary and lemon wheel.

Puesta de Sol Margarita

Created by MixologistВ Ben Scorah

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz.В Tequila Don Julio Reposado

3 oz. Fresh orangeВ juice

1 oz. FreshВ turmeric juice

1 dash Orange blossom water

1В tsp. Whole pink peppercorns

Pink peppercorn and orange wedge, for garnish

Directions:В

Add pink peppercorns to cocktail shaker and gently muddle. Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, orange juice, and turmeric juice to the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain the drink over a fine strainer over fresh ice. Garnish with pink peppercorns and orange wedge.В