Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without kicking yourself out of ketosis with this low carb margarita! This easy green cocktail has plenty of kick but a sweet 0 carbs. Flavors of sweet lime, berry, pineapple, and coconut plus the bright, green color make this refreshing alcoholic beverage the top of the list for your St. Paddy’s Day celebrations!
For this recipe you’ll need: Silver tequila, MiO Berry Blast water enhancer. MiO Green Thunder water enhancer, pineapple coconut water enhancer, club soda or diet Sprite, ice, limesJump to Recipe
St Patrick’s Day is Friday.
I can’t believe how fast March is flying by! Just about the time I expected Spring, Texas dug in its heels and went the opposite direction – just in time for Spring Break.
Now, when I say the opposite direction I mean that it stopped being 88 degrees and dropped down into the low 50s. Some of y’all will be celebrating St Paddy’s Day in down parkas and snow boots – I get it. I’m spoiled, I know! I was just enjoying my daffodils and such – not ready to be pulled back into winter weather.
St Patrick’s Day is actually a great holiday for low carb people. Think about it — corned beef and alcohol are both easy on the carb limit. I had made an Irish Margarita for my Restless Chipotle Readers and I thought that surely I could come up with something just as green and just as tasty but low carb.
If you haven’t jumped on the water enhancer wagon I really encourage you to do so. Water enhancers are all kinds of colors and all kinds of flavors. Best of all most of them are 0 carbs – be sure to read the nutrition info just in case. You can usually substitute any fruit juice called for in a cocktail with club soda and the correct flavor of water enhancer.
Y’all enjoy this low carb margarita – and have a great time on St Patrick’s day! Drink responsibly, ok? I’d hate anything to happen to any of y’all!
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MiO makes a very green water enhancer that’s perfect for this cocktail recipe!
Low Carb Margarita Recipe
A bright green margarita with tropical flavor that won't sabotage your low carb diet.
- 4 ounces silver tequila
- 1/4 teaspoon pineapple coconut water enhancer 0 carb
- 1/2 teaspoon "Green Thunder" water enhancer 0 carb - MiO (green)
- 1/2 teaspoon "Berry Blast" water enhancer 0 carb - MiO (blue)
- 8 ounces club soda
- 2 lime slices for garnish
Add the tequila and water enhancers to a shaker filled with ice.
Shake for a few seconds to blend.
Add ice to 2 on the rocks glasses.
Pour 2 ounces of the tequila mixture into each glass.
Top off with the club soda (or Sprite).
Garnish with lime slices.
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