MAKES four 8-ounce (240-ml) servings

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOK TIME: —

I don’t drink often, but when I do, it’s almost always a margarita or two. What’s not to love about the classic lime-infused drink? Well, except for all the sugar. Here’s a sugar-free option that’ll keep everyone happy. Plus, it has a salted rim if you’re into that sort of thing.

FOR THE RIM (OPTIONAL):

2 tablespoons coarse sea salt

1 lime wedge

4 cups (520 g) ice (about 32 cubes)

½ cup (120 ml) lime juice

¼ cup (40 g) confectioners’-style erythritol, or 6 drops liquid stevia

4 ounces (120 ml) tequila

4 lime wedges, for garnish (optional)

  1. Have on hand four 8-ounce (240-ml) or larger glasses.
  2. To rim the glasses with salt, place the salt on a small plate or saucer. Moisten the rims of the glasses with the lime wedge. Holding the glass at an angle, carefully rotate the rim of each glass in the salt, coating the outer lip in the salt.
  3. Place the ice, lime juice, sweetener, and tequila in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds or until slushy.
  4. Divide the margarita mixture among the 4 glasses. Garnish each with a lime wedge, if desired. Best enjoyed immediately.

make it AIP:

Omit the alcohol and use stevia or enjoy unsweetened.

make it Low-FODMAP:

It is unclear whether tequila is low-FODMAP, as it has not been tested. Logically, it should be, but be cautious. You can prepare this drink with vodka instead of tequila if you’re concerned.

Per serving, with salted rim:

calories: 77 | calories from fat: 1 | total fat: 0.1 g | saturated fat: 0 g | cholesterol: 0 mg

sodium: 3501 mg | carbs: 2.1 g | dietary fiber: 0.1 g | net carbs: 2 g | sugars: 0.4 g | protein: 0.1 g

FAT : 1%
CARBS : 11%
PROTEIN : 1%
ALCOHOL : 87%