Look Better Naked Margarita

Look Better Naked Margarita - Tequila Cocktail Recipe
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

A diet-friendly, vitamin-packed margarita, is that possible? While the term "healthy cocktail" should probably be used sparingly (if at all) considering there's alcohol involved, the "look better naked margarita" is designed to be a healthier cocktail option. There's no need to worry about it being bland in any way! The margarita's delicious rosemary-açai berry flavor and interesting salt and pepper rim makes it seem very indulgent.

This recipe comes from Partida Tequila to feature the brand's impressive reposado tequila. It gets its good-for-you spin because the majority of the ingredients are either organic or fresh, or both, and they were carefully selected for their individual nutritious benefits. For instance, the açai berry juice is filled with antioxidants and healthy omega fats while agave nectar is a lower calorie alternative to sugar syrups. The rosemary is rich in vitamin E, lime juice is packed with vitamin C, and the egg white is a full source of protein.

Whether or not any of that matters to you is a personal preference. Yet, this is a rather tasty margarita that's definitely unique and it's very fun to mix up.

Ingredients

  • 4-inch sprig rosemary (top inch reserved for garnish)
  • 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila (Partida Estate)
  • 1/2 ounce açai berry juice (Sambazon)
  • 3/4 ounce agave nectar (organic)
  • 1/2 ounce egg white (organic)
  • 1 ounce lime juice (fresh)
  • Garnish: 1/4 cup salt (organic; for rim)
  • Garnish: 1/4 cup peppercorns (fresh, cracked organic green; for rim)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Begin by rimming a cocktail glass. Combine equal parts of organic salt and freshly cracked green peppercorns in a small dish. Wet the rim by wiping a cut lime around it, then dip the rim into the salt-pepper mixture. Place the glass in the freezer for a quick chill.

  3. Remove the rosemary leaves from the woody stem and muddle in a cocktail shaker until aromatic.

  4. Add the liquid ingredients.

  5. Shake vigorously until the shaker is frosted.

  6. Strain into the prepared glass.

  7. Float a 1-inch rosemary sprig on top.

  8. Serve and enjoy!

    Tips

    • As with any cocktail that includes eggs, it's very important to ensure the egg is fresh. You can do a quick test before adding the egg white to the shaker: Place the whole egg in a glass of water and if it sinks, it should be perfectly safe to use in the drink.
    • For the lime juice, simply juice a whole lime or squeeze two halves into the cocktail shaker. Typically, a lime yields between 1/2 ounce and 1 ounce, so a single fruit is perfect for this recipe.

    Recipe Variation

    Skip the egg white if you like. The ingredient adds a luscious foam when shaken into the cocktail, but this margarita can be just as good without it.

    How Strong Is a Look Better Naked Margarita?

    To add to this margarita's appeal, it's surprisingly light on the alcohol. While the original margarita shakes up to a pretty strong 54 proof, this one has an alcohol content of just 10 percent ABV (20 proof).