Drinks & Dining

Need A Low-Calorie Cocktail? Grab This Hearty Tequila Recipe

New York Smash Magazine  

Rhythm and Beets Cocktail With Tequila

Rhythm and Beets Cocktail with tequila is under 150 calories.

For all you health-conscious cocktail lovers out there, forget the red wine or Skinnygirl vodka tonight (although we love it). Instead, bring on the tequila!

Yes, tequila! Whether you’re counting calories or just trying to choose healthier options, 100 percent tequila is one of the best alcoholic options. Tequila is a good low-calorie alternative to regular sugar-based cocktails and flavored spirits. One serving (1 fl. oz.) of 100 percent pure agave tequila has less than 70 calories and 0g of sugar, carbs and fat. Looking for a super healthy tequila? While most alcohols are grain, corn or rye-based, Tequila Herradura is made from blue agave, which makes it paleo-approved, gluten free and has no sugar added. For additional ingredients, ditch sugar-filled juices or soda — Try mixing in fresh juices or pureed fruit for extra vitamins and minerals.

At under 150 calories, the recipe below will allow you to stick to your health goals while satisfying that cocktail craving!

Rhythm and Beets Cocktail

Rhythm and Beets Cocktail

Rhythm and Beets Cocktail (141 calories)

o 1 oz. Herradura Silver (69 cal.)
o 2 oz. Carrot Juice (24 cal.)
o ½ oz. Ginger Juice (2 cal.)
o ½ oz. Lemon Juice (3.5 cal.)
o 2 oz. Beet Juice (28 cal.)
o 1 oz. Apple Juice (14 cal.)

Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice. Shake hard and strain over ice into a tall glass. Garnish with a basil sprig and a disc cut from a golden beet.