March 04, 2016

Low Carb and Sugar Free Margaritas

Low Carb and Sugar Free Margaritas

1 c water
1/2 - 3/4 c natural sweetener(s) of your choice to equal 1/2 - 3/4 c
zest of 1 orange or 2 teaspoons dried
1/2 t xanthan gum
1 c fresh lime juice
1 1/2 c tequila
lime slices

In a saucepan, place the water and sweetener with the orange zest.  Sprinkle xanthan gum over lightly while whisking briskly.  I tried a stick blender once and it got really thick - if  you want your 'syrup' really thick, use a stick blender and/or a little more xanthan gum.  If you know you really like your margaritas a little sweeter, add a little more natural sweetener and taste test.  I use about a cup total of a mixture of 2-3 natural sweeteners to get the best flavor.  Heat over medium low to medium (gently) until it thickens.  Remove it from heat, strain through a wire colander if you wish to remove the bits of orange; and let it cool while you juice enough limes to equal 1 cup.  You can cheat and use store bought lime juice - it won't taste quite as fresh, but no one will probably notice or care.  I've done both.  Mix the sweetened mixture with lime juice & tequila.  Chill.  Salt the rims of your margarita glasses and use as is, or pour over crushed ice.  For a frozen, place a cup of mixture in the blender with some ice and pour into your glass.  Garnish with a lime slice.  *Everything can be adjusted to your taste. Add more sweetener, more lime, more water or tequila to get the taste you like.

You might also be interested in these items from Amazon;

Stevia In The Raw, 9.7 Ounce
Libbey Cancun Margarita 7-Piece Glassware Set
Just Like Sugar Table Top Sweetener -- 16 oz
SucraDrops 4 oz Bottle of Premium Liquid Sucralose Sweetener, Free 5 ml Travel Size Bottle
NOW Foods Xanthan Gum,  6 Ounce Bottle


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