5 Ways to Lighten Up A Margarita

5 Ways to Lighten Up A Margarita
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5 Ways to Lighten Up A Margarita

Read on to learn how to lighten up that margarita.

Use a Smaller Glass.

Save the calories by enjoying your margarita in a smaller glass.

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Use Less Sugar.

Margaritas get their sweetness from simple sugar, so just use less or try blending fruit into your drink for a natural burst of flavor.

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Try Agave.

Agave is a natural sweetener derived from the same plant that makes tequila, which makes it an ideal sugar substitute for margaritas.

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Add Spice.

Adding more heat instead of sweetener can enhance the margarita's flavor without adding to its calorie count. Try using Serrano chile-infused tequila.

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Squeeze Limes At Home

Squeezing the limes at home makes a huge difference in the taste, plus it will make the cocktail more refreshing.

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Margaritas are a lovely, refreshing drink, but sometimes they can rack up calories fast. Luckily, there are easy ways to lighten up the drink so you don't have to feel guilty about enjoying it every once in a while.

Check out the slideshow above for a few methods for lightening up margaritas. Then check out Everything You Need to Make A Perfect Margarita by our friends at AOL

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