Refreshing and slightly spicy skinny cilantro jalapeno margarita has arrived just in time for warmer weather. Made with fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and plump jalapenos, this margarita is on the "lighter side" and sure to be a hit all summer long!
This healthy-ish cilantro jalapeno margarita is the absolute perfect drink to sip on pool-side all summer long! The tartness of the lime, hint of sweetness from home-made agave syrup, and a salted rim (always) is exactly what I want in my hand while I’m basking in the sun.
A Health-Nut's take on Alcohol
Let’s get down to the dirty deets. I have a love-hate relationship with alcohol. As a health-nut, I’m told that all alcohol is bad for you and you’ll basically erase everything you’ve worked for if you have a drink. But you know what, I say LIVE A LITTLE! A wee bit of clean alcohol is not going to kill ya.
What I love doing is mixing it with some fresh, all natural ingredients and making it one nutritious drink with a side of fun. I’ve been contemplating writing a blog post all about my thoughts on alcohol as a health & fitness nut. Hopefully I can get around to that soon, but for now, here’s my go-to margarita these days!
I know what you may be thinking, you hate cilantro. I get it, for some reason some people think it tastes like soap ????. If you are one of those un-lucky individuals, let’s just omit the cilantro, easy as that.
BUT for those lucky peeps that can’t get enough of those little green leaves, they add the perfect touch to this summer time staple.
The key ingredient in this cocktail is the simple agave syrup. It adds a little hint of sweetness which pairs well with the tart limes. Adding a sweetener to your drinks can be tricky. I prefer to use all-natural sugars, none of this high fructose corn syrup kinda stuff. I have found that making my own “simple syrup” from whole ingredients is actually quite easy (and delicious). For this margarita, I made some homemade agave simple syrup that may or may not have rocked my world. It can be made in under 5 minutes and I show ya exactly how to make it down there in the directions.