When life gives you limes, make keto margaritas!! Today I continue on my quest to make keto friendly margaritas. Last time I made bacon bourbon which was more of an acquired taste. However, today we will make a very versatile, fresh margarita.
Margaritas are generally a pretty high carb item but they don’t have to be. If you use fresh squeezed lime juice, tequila and a little artificial sweetener, it can be a low carb drink. Note: As an astute reader pointed out, 1.5 oz fresh lime juice is 3 carbs per serving. So not too bad, much better than the sweetened lime juice typically used in these cocktails.
Start by juicing 2 two limes. Cut them in half and use a citrus juicer to extract the lime juice. You can also use a manual plastic juicer, or just squeeze it in your hand. This thing does make quick work of the limes though. If you’re lazy, you can also buy RealLime brand lime juice which is presqueezed.
The next step is optional, but I think it adds a lot to the presentation of your cocktails. The above is an ice crushing bag which allows you to put your ice into it, smash it with a blunt object, and get crushed ice!
The last two ingredients are tequila and sucralose. I used to primarily use stevia extract but I think sucralose has a better taste. I use 1 jigger (1.5 oz) of tequila, 1 jigger of lime juice and 4 drops of sucralose.
- 1 Lime
- 1.5 oz Tequila
- 4 drops Sucralose
- Cut lime in half and squeeze into a container
- Fill old fashion glass with crushed or regular ice
- Measure 1 jigger (1.5 oz) of lime juice into glass
- Measure 1 jigger (1.5 oz) of tequila into glass
- Use 4 drops sucralose
- Mix and garnish with a slice of lime
The Boston Shaker is the premier mixer for cocktails. It consists of a glass that fits into a metal container with a solid seal. Good for Keto margaritas, fizzes or flips!
Although not a super useful item for keto, if you ever need fresh lemon or lime juice, this is the device for you! Super fast fresh juice for keto margaritas!!
EZ-Sweetz is liquid sucralose. In case you weren’t aware, powdered splenda contains carbs as binding agents to get it to look and act like sugar. If you’re making something like a chocolate mousse or a Low Carb Cheesecake, this stuff is perfect. I’ve never seen it in a store before so I stock up on it online. You can get liquid stevia or truvia at somewhere like Whole Paycheck but I like this stuff better.