If you’re planning on celebrating National Margarita Day and looking for a twist on the classic recipe, we’ve got you covered. Sparkling Ice has shared with us a few of their lower-calorie recipes. Did you know that a margarita on the rocks can pack anywhere from 450 to 800 calories? Sparkling Ice makes it easy to make great-tasting margarita with only a fraction of the calories (aka more room for chips and guac!). Enjoy!

Spicy Sparkling Margarita 

INGREDIENTS

2 parts Blanco Tequila

½ part Cointreau

3 slices of Jalapeño pepper

Juice of 1/8 lime

1 ½ parts Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

DIRECTIONS

Shake Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and peppers with ice. Pour into rocks glass with salted rim and lime wedge. Top with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime.

Watermelon Ball Margarita

INGREDIENTS

Watermelon

1.5 oz of tequila

1 lime (halved, one half cut in two wedges)

0.5 oz on Conintreau

1 oz of Sparking Ice Strawberry Watermelon

How to make watermelon shot glasses:

1.     Scoop our watermelon balls with ice cream scooper

2.     Cut slice on bottom to make flat.

3.     Use melon baller to scoop out insides.

DIRECTIONS

Add one scoop of watermelon to shaker using melon baller. Add lime wedges and Conintreau. Muddle together. Add tequila, juice from one-half lime, and ice. Shake and strain into measuring cup. Add Sparking Ice Strawberry Watermelon and pour into Watermelon Shot glass.

Slim and Sparkling Margarita

INGREDIENTS

3 oz Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

1 ½ oz Tequila

Splash of fresh squeezed orange

Fresh squeezed lime

DIRECTIONS

Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt. Garnish with a lime slice.

 

Pomegranate Margarita

INGREDIENTS

2oz tequila

2oz pomegranate juice

1oz lime juice

1oz simple syrup

Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade

Vanilla flake salt rim, for garnish

Lime wedge, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Rim glass with a lime and dip into salt, fill glass with ice and set to the side. In an ice filled cocktail shaker, combine tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and shake. Strain into glasses and top with Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade, stir lightly to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 

Please drink responsibly.