Tequila....the cause and cure of many problems. I kid, I kid. Seriously, though, alcohol is one of those double-edged swords in life- you want to have a drink but then you don't really want the extra sugar, the hangover or sometimes the 2am pizza call. Oh, college. As I have been adulting now for a while, I have come to realize that I enjoy having a quality drink, or 2, a couple times a week but that is about all I care to drink these days.
Since I avoid gluten, I don't drink beer. I mainly drink a little wine, tequila or gin, but can't stand overly sweet drinks. I have started to become known amongst some friends and family for my margaritas and I love making them this way because there is no added sugar.
A note on the tequila…..buy the best you can afford, silver (or blanco).
It may be pumpkin spice season but I’m not giving up my margarita :)
2 oz silver tequila
1 oz triple sec
Juice from ½ lime
Juice from ¼ orange **
Club soda, lime or lemon flavored is muy bueno
Fill your favorite glass with crushed ice.
In a glass measuring cup, mix tequila, triple sec, lime and orange juices.
Pour into your favorite glass, top with club soda and lime wedge.
** if the orange is not too sweet, you may want to add a teaspoon of agave syrup.
NOTE: if you want to make several simply adjust recipe for 8 oz tequila, 4 oz triple sec, 2 limes and 1 orange. Share with friends! Don’t drink it all yourself.