How it all got started…

17 Jun

This recipe started it all back in 2006, when a Jill and I decided to work on a low-cal cocktail book…

The Million-Dollar Margarita

Make 2 quarts (you might as well mix the pitcher)

1 cup triple sec

1 cup tequila

1 12 fluid ounce light beer (yes, a beer)

1 long squeeze lime (optional), ~ 1 Tbsp

1 container sugar-free lemonade** (makes 2 quarts


Mix the first four ingredients in a 2 quart pitcher. If you like, add the juice of one fresh lime (or natural lime juice). Add the sugar-free lemonade and mix with a whisk (clumps aren’t very popular or tasty). Fill the pitcher to the 2 quart mark with water. Stir and chill.

These are great served on ice right away or chilled for about an hour. They’re still very drinkable for about two days. **If you’d prefer a stevia-based sweetener, use one pack of no sugar added Lemonade, like Kool-Aid, and add 1 packet stevia sweetener to each glass.

Makes ~10, 6½ oz servings

Approximate calories per serving:  120

The average margarita can have 300 to 400 calories per serving!

CAUTION: This is a highly requested drink among our friends and neighbors so keep the ingredients on hand. They go fast so remember to moderate! This is a margarita for those who don’t like margaritas. It’s not too sweet, or tart!


2 Responses to “How it all got started…”

  1. Ashley Hofeditz July 9, 2010 at 2:13 am #

    This recipe sounds fantastic. I can’t wait to try it and all of the others you have posted!

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