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Margarita Monday

A lighter and healthier version of the original classic, this margarita is simple, fresh and delicious!

Dan makes the best margaritas! He was inspired to perfect his recipe after we stayed at this cute little resort in Baja a few years ago and lived off of $1 margaritas. I’m not exaggerating when I admit that for 2 full days, we drank nothing but margaritas and ate homemade tortillas. It was wonderful!

We’ve always loved margaritas, but sometimes you can only drink one before getting that acidic burning feeling in your throat from too much sweet and sour. Not to mention that many margaritas contain a lot of sugar from added sweetener and syrups. Check out a previous post about the calorie content of popular cocktails here.

This margarita recipe is a healthier version of a classic margarita. Made with fresh lime juice and agave nectar, they don’t cause that burn in your throat so you can enjoy more than one (drink responsibly people!). Plus they aren’t made with sweet & sour, so they contain a lot less sugar than typical margaritas. The key is the splash of water at the end, a tip from our bartender in Baja!



Perfect for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, or in my case, a Monday.

Are you a margarita fan?


Dan's Killer Margarita Recipe


  • 2 parts Tequila
  • 1 part Agave Nectar
  • 1 part freshly squeezed Lime Juice (has to be fresh!)


  1. Add ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake with ice
  2. Pour over ice into a glass
  3. Top with a splash of fresh water
  4. Garnish with lime and enjoy!

Additional Info

We typically use El Jimador Represado tequila, but any 100% agave tequila works. Using fresh lime juice is key, not the pre-sqeezed kind you find at the store. Agave Nectar can be found at many grocery stores, Target or Beverages & More.

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  • comment-avatar
    dan April 25, 2016 (12:35 pm)

    This is a multiple blind taste test winner! And… thats with Jimador, saving tons of cash. Leave it to Baja to perfect it!

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