It’s hard to talk about Cinco de Mayo without talking about margaritas. I love them, but all the calories? Not so much. Also something I don’t love are the light margarita mixes. They are too artificial tasting for me, and if I am going to spend calories on alcohol, I’m going to enjoy it.
I got this recipe from my wedding, along with the margarita glasses and pitcher to serve them with. I can’t remember who or where it is from, but it turns out to be one of my favorite margaritas. They are so simple to make. No blender or measuring cups required! You can simply use the Limeade can to measure out the tequila and the diet squirt. Plus, it is a bit lighter than most traditional margaritas, but it doesn’t taste like it is light at all.Also, this recipe originally included an additional 12 ounce can of beer. That is also delicious and an interesting twist you can add, but it will cost you more macros.
There are a couple ways to break up the macro count for this recipe, since alcohol is technically its own macro-nutrient. Yes, it has calories, but it doesn’t have any carbs, fat, or protein. So to make sure those calories are accounted for, you need to count your alcohol calories as either carbs or fat, or both! I’d log it as a quick log in MyFitnessPal and choose which one of these options works best with your macros for the day! 😊 You can count it for:
- 39c. The alcohol calories are counted as all carbs
- 8f/21c. The alcohol calories are counted as all fat
- 4f/30c. Alcohol calories are distributed between fats and carbs.
You must, however, account for 21 carbs either way because of the frozen limeade, but you can break up the alcohol calories to fit your needs.
- 1 can frozen limeade, thawed (12 ounces)
- 12 Ounces tequila (1 can)
- 48 Ounces Diet Squirt, preferably chilled (4 cans)
- Combine all ingredients into a large pitcher. Salt rims of margarita glasses, if desired. Then pour and serve!