In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I’m sharing my absolute favorite summer drink- the healthiest, tastiest version of a margarita you’ll ever have. This drink is not a traditional margarita by any stretch, but it tastes delicious and is free of any refined sugars. Margaritas typically contain sour mix, a combination of simple syrup (sugar and water) and lemon lime juice. Sour mix not only contributes to a spike in blood sugar, but is also packed with calories that can quickly add up depending on your margarita intake for the day.
Because fruit is so freaking awesome and delicious, you can skip the sour mix all together and use only frozen watermelon and tequila in this drink. Watermelon melds perfectly with the lime and tequila flavors and once blended, creates a smooth creamy frozen margarita. If you don’t like watermelon, you can also try making a frozen pineapple, mango, or strawberry margarita.
To prepare the watermelon for drinks, start with a whole melon, cut it up, and put about 1-2 cups of watermelon chunks in separate sandwich baggies. Seal the baggies and freeze. It’s much easier to make individual drinks when the fruit is frozen separately.
If you’re making the drink without alcohol, try swapping in 2oz of unsweetened almond milk for the tequila. It’s creamy salty-sweet perfection.
Enjoy the margs and have a safe and fun Cinco de Mayo!
- 2 cups frozen watermelon
- 2 oz (2 shots) good-quality silver tequila (I like Espolon)
- juice of 1 lime
- dash of salt
- a few drops of liquid stevia to sweeten (completely optional)
- Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Serve on a glass with a salted rim, drink immediately.