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This refreshing Watermelon Margarita recipe is just one more reason to love Audrey Johns' new cookbook, Lose Weight by Eating. Watermelon, silver tequila, and Grand Marnier blend into a nectareous drink with only 116 calories. If hard liquor isn't your thing, you can swap the tequila and orange liqueur with 1/2 cup organic lemon-lime soda. Yummy, yummy....
The excerpt below is from the Skinny Drinks chapter, where you'll find more low-calorie recipes that will rock your world like Blended Mocha Coffee, Homemade Blueberry Orange Soda, and Vanilla Latte.
If you want to find out more about Audrey's new cookbook, you can read my review at Audrey Johns' New Cookbook Will Blow Your Mind But Not Your Diet. As an added bonus, you'll find the ultra delicious recipe for Skin-Firming Citrus Boost Water.
Special thanks to Audrey Johns for letting me share her amazing recipe!
Makes 4 margaritas
Serving size: 1 cup
Per serving: calories 116; fat 0 g; fiber 0.5 g; protein 1 g; carbohydrates 15 g
I spent one glorious summer vacation with my family on the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and made these Watermelon Margaritas on day two of our eight-day trip. As a reward, I was forced to make them every day after that; even my mother-in-law, who rarely drinks, couldn’t stop asking for them. So whether you want to be the “ favorite” relative or just need a delicious stress buster, get yourself a watermelon, a bottle of silver tequila, and your favorite orange liqueur and go to town.
Some tips for this recipe:
Be sure to get a seedless watermelon; you don’t want to be seeding the thing for hours or, worse, picking black dots from your drink.
I prefer Grand Marnier, but any orange liqueur will work here; just get your personal favorite or what’s on sale.
I highly recommend that you use silver tequila; the gold is far too pungent a flavor for this drink, and a milder flavor means you won’t be tempted to add calories via sugar or agave.
An average watermelon (15 pounds), a standard bottle of tequila (750 mL), and a standard bottle of Grand Marnier (750 mL) will make about sixty margaritas, but the recipe below makes a four-margarita pitcher, to get you started. Freeze the rest of the watermelon in freezer bags (4 cups each) for instant margaritas any time.
Make this easy recipe even easier: halve the watermelon and use an ice cream scoop to scoop out the watermelon—you can even get the kids to help here. Just be sure to scoop small balls of watermelon, not huge ones, or they won’t blend well.
1/4 cup silver tequila
1/4 cup Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
1/2 lime, cut into wedges (optional)
Recipe provided by Lose Weight By Eating.
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