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The De-Effe Margarita

The De-Effe Margarita

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July 24, 2012


Marcy Franklin

The De-Effe Margarita.

In honor of this week's National Tequila Day, a spicy twist on the margarita with Don Julio Reposado tequila. Cheers to that!



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  • 1 Ounce Tequila Don Julio Reposado
  • 1/3 Ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/4 Ounce Amaro
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters


Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Stir ingredients together with a swizzle stick; pour contents from shaker into a rocks glass.


Here’s How to Make the Best Keto Margarita

Prepare the keto simple syrup: In a small jar, add 1 cup warm water and 1/2 cup powdered monk fruit sweetener. Whisk until powdered sweetener has completely dissolved.

Prepare your margarita glass by dipping the rim into lime juice or running a lime wedge around the top. Then press the rim into coarse sea salt or chili lime salt (optional).

In a cocktail shaker, add in all margarita ingredients and 1 cup of ice. Shake to combine & chill the cocktail.

Add ice to your serving glass and pour margarita through the strainer. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 100 Calories | 0 Fat | 6g Total Carbs | 0 Fiber | 6g Sugar Alcohol | 0 Protein | 0 Net Carbs

Summer is here and there&rsquos nothing better than a refreshing cocktail that you can enjoy at the end of a long day or while you&rsquore lounging by the pool. Make this yummy zero carb keto margarita at home and you won&rsquot have to worry about a bartender adding in sugary syrup that&rsquos loaded with carbs! YES! 🙌

This classic recipe is so delicious and easy to make, you&rsquoll want to sip on one all summer long. You can, of course, experiment with your favorite flavors, but we found this simple and refreshing lime margarita to be our go-to recipe to mix up whenever the thirst strikes.

Watch my video to see how simple these keto margaritas are to make &ndash

Frozen Margaritas

We love these fruity frozen margaritas! They’re made with fresh ingredients, no mixers and perfectly sweetened! Furthermore, they’re pretty simple to make!

How to Make Frozen Margaritas Using Limeade

If you prefer frozen margaritas over on the rocks, you have a couple options.

    1. Pour the ingredients, without the ice, into a ziplock freezer bag. Seal, squeeze to combine, then lay flat in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until frozen. The contents won’t freeze completely because of the alcohol, but become slushy. Pour into a glass and enjoy! (For big batch margaritas, use a plastic jug.)
    2. Pour a 12 ounce can frozen limeade concentrate, 1 cup tequila, and 4 ounces triple sec into a blender with ice. Blend to mix and enjoy. This option is best if you plan on drinking them immediately. Makes 6 cocktails.

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    Beat the heat with everyone's favorite tequila-based cocktail.

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    Frozen Mango Margarita

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    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • Cook Time: 0 minutes
    • Total Time: 5 minutes
    • Yield: 1 drink 1 x
    • Diet: Vegan


    Here’s how to make the best homemade margarita recipe! Learn the ingredients and ratio to make the classic and popular riffs on this drink.


    • 1 1/2 ounces ( 3 tablespoons ) tequila blanco or reposado
    • 1 ounce ( 2 tablespoons ) Cointreau
    • 3/4 ounce ( 1 1/2 tablespoons ) fresh lime juice or flaky sea salt, for the rim
    • For the garnish: Lime wedge


    1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of flaky sea salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
    2. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 4 ice cubes and shake until cold.
    3. Strain the margarita into the glass with the salted rim. Fill the glass with ice and serve.

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    1 oz Fresh Mexican Lime Juice

    2 oz Fresh Blood Orange Juice

    1 bar spoon superfine sugar


    1. Rim a chilled rocks glass with salt.

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    In England, the government advises men not to drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol each day. For women the suggested limit is 2-3 units. In the United States, guidelines state one drink per day for women should be safe and two drinks per day for men. One drink is defined as 12 fluid ounces of regular beer with a 5 percent alcohol content or 5 fluid ounces of wine with a 12 percent alcohol content. Cocktails may contain more than these standard drink averages.

    If you are health conscious and want to make sure you keep your alcohol consumption in check, here are a few suggestions:

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    • Opt out of rounds since they can make you drink a lot faster than you realize
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