Categories: Holidays

Low Calorie Tequila Drinks To Make On Cinco De Mayo

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, you need some tequila. Mixers can seem daunting because of their typically higher calorie content, but there are some low calorie tequila drinks out there to help ease your calorie concerns. Here are some yummy low calorie tequila drinks to make to help you enjoy your holiday without worrying about your diet!

1. Tomato and Tequila

This spicy tequila drink will get you in the Cinco de Mayo mood for sure. It combines several traditional Mexican ingredients, creating a lively fiesta in your mouth. Plus, at only 18 calories per drink, you can totally go crazy with these before you even consume 100 calories! How’s that for a good feeling?

To make this low calorie drink, combine tomato juice, tequila, and lime juice in a tall glass. Add ice and a dash of tabasco sauce, or add more for however much of a kick you desire. Top the drink off with a sprig of fresh cilantro, and get drinking!

Get the full recipe at Food!

Tequila Sour

If you typically like a smoother drink and find tequila a bit difficult to swallow, this drink is for you. At 97 calories, you can have a few and still be fine in the calorie department. The secret ingredient that makes this drink smoother is actually egg whites, which may sound a little weird, but trust me, you will be glad you tried it. 

For this low calorie tequila drink, combine tequila, lime juice, agave syrup, and an egg white in an iceless shaker and shake vigorously to froth the egg white. Then add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously again. Strain into a stemmed glass and watch as the egg white froth delicately floats at the top of the drink, infusing with the flavors and creating a whole new kind of wonderful.

Get the full recipe at Supercall!

Tequila Mockingbird

You’ve probably heard of this one before, but did you know that it can be made to contain only 87 calories? Minty meets sweet meets sour in this tequila drink recipe, keeping your taste buds entertained. Plus, the extra mint sprigs in this drink can help keep your breath smelling minty fresh, which can be of help in a lot of situations.

 To make this drink, combine tequila, fernet branca (a bitter herbal liquour), lime juice, simple syrup, and mint leaves in a shaker with ice. Vigorously shake for several seconds, then strain into a short glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig or two.

Get the full recipe at Bevvy!

Lime Tequila

This low calorie tequila recipe is actually tequila infused with lime. Make this in advance and enjoy the 67 calorie shots on Cinco de Mayo. The recipe makes a lot, so if you are not planning a party, fill a flask with this infused low calorie drink when you go out. That should hold you for the night, saving you money and calories.

All you need for this recipe is four limes, a bottle of tequila, and a quart jar or bottle to hold them all. At least a week before you plan to drink it, peel the limes and add them to the jar or bottle, then pour the tequila over them until you run out of either tequila or container space. Set this in a cool dark place and go on with your life until you need it. You can make smaller infusions, but taste test it now and then because the lime will gradually become more potent. And if you happen to forget about your lime tequila on Cinco de Mayo, it’s good for 3+ months!

Get the full recipe at Sunset!

Tequila Matador

Though the name may sound a little intimidating, you are not fighting any bulls other than the calorie bull with this low calorie tequila drink. Containing 49 calories, you can order this drink a few times in a row to enjoy the sweet-tart flavor combination without calorie concern. Just don’t let that tequila go to your ego and make you believe you and your drink are one in the same.

To make this drink, combine tequila, pineapple juice, and lime juice in a shaker with ice. Shake to combine, then strain into a stemmed glass. The ice is your call, as some prefer it, while others do not.

Get the full recipe at Food!

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Sweet Tequila Punch

A low calorie sweet treat is always welcome; a low calorie sweet tequila drink is unquestionably necessary. This 62 calorie tequila drink is pretty tasty, so know that when you try it, you will want seconds. While there is still a little sour in this tequila drink, it helps balance out that tequila burn, which is something to smile about.

For this low calorie drink, add tequila, pineapple juice, orange juice, sour mix, and crushed ice to a blender. Blend until ice is crushed and ingredients are combined. Top with a little grenadine (sweet pomegranate syrup) and you are good to go!

Get the full recipe at Food!

Tequila Cocktail

This is the only low calorie tequila drink on the list not under 100 calories, but at 120 calories per serving, it’s not too far over the line. It’s another sour drink, in traditional tequila drink fashion, but with several special yummy tart flavors. If the calorie content is a bit much for your taste, try one at some point on Cinco de Mayo to splurge a little. 

To make this drink, combine lime juice, grenadine, tequila, and angostura bitter into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until the shaker is frosted on the outside. Strain into a cocktail glass and treat yourself. You will love the flavor and seriously consider a second glass.

Get the full recipe at Make Me a Cocktail!

Which of these low calorie tequila drinks are you excited to try? Do you have any low calorie tequila drinks you enjoy that were not on the list? Let me know in the comments below!

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