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Recipe: Nonalcoholic margarita

Updated: 03-01-2013

Dietitian's tip: This recipe makes extra simple syrup, which can be kept in the refrigerator for several days.


Serves: 1

Simple syrup (makes 3/4 cup):

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Margarita (1 glass):

  • 2 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup

Cut fresh fruit to garnish


In small sauce pan, heat water and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and chill. (Simple syrup may be refrigerated for several days.)

In blender, add ice, juice and simple syrup. Blend until smooth, pour in favorite chilled glass and garnish rim with cut fruit.

Nutritional Analysis per serving
  • Calories: 140
  • Total carbohydrate: 35 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Dietary fiber: 0.5 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg
  • Sugars: 25 g
  • Total fat: 0 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
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