I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but around here (my house), I’m kind of a margarita-making genius! Whenever we have friends/family over, I love to experiment with healthier, homemade margarita recipes, and ironically, they turn out EVERY TIME! As I consider adding “Margarita-Maker” to my resume, I figured I’d share another one of my favorites with you all - the “Margajito”, a mint margarita!
As many of you know, I’ve quickly fallen in love with Imperfect Produce: “ugly” produce, delivered to your doorstep, each week, that’s about 30% cheaper than what you’d find in the grocery store. I get the organic, medium-size box, and each week, I have the opportunity to customize my order, depending on what’s in season and available. Last week, I got some delicious, fresh mint and had been DYING to use it, in a tasty beverage!
Aside from the mint, I’ve been slightly-obsessed with infusions (after my friend Sarah got me hooked on rhubarb-infused vodka, last summer). It’s such a fun way to add an additional splash to a beverage! I was wanting to create a cocktail with no added syrups, or artificial sweeteners (since I’ve stopped consuming them in order to assist in the healing of my digestive system), and started to think about a tequila-infusion!
Beekeeper’s Naturals is one of my favorite brands of honey. “B.Powered” combines ALL the superfoods of the hive to fuel your mind and body! The healing blend includes: immune-supportive propolis, brain-nourishing and skin-beautifying royal jelly, energizing bee pollen, and their signature raw enzymatic honey. After catching up with an old friend, who now works for them, I felt inspired to create a honey-infused tequila!
After I had the tequila prepared, and the mint ready, I was excited to create a tasty beverage!
I believe in taking care of you body, as much as you can, but also taking the time to enjoy. Alcoholic beverages fall under the “enjoyment” category, but I also am very cautious of the types of alcoholic beverages I consume; there’s a ton of sugar and other crap in so much of it! Yuck! The beverages I create, at home, are as healthy as I can get them, and this one was no different.
For sparkling water, I decided to use the Mountain Valley spring water. Their water is sodium-free, with a naturally-balanced pH, and rich blend of calcium, magnesium and potassium. Delicious!
1 shot honey-infused tequila
1 shot lime juice
handful mint leaves
3/4 cup sparkling water
three ice cubes
additional tsp of honey, if preferred
Add handful mint leaves to bottom of shaker, along with tequila, lime juice and ice cubes.
Shake, baby, shake!
Pour into glass, adding ice cubes and mint leaves, from shaker
Pour sparkling water to top off glass
Taste-test, and add additional honey and lime, to taste
**To make honey-infused tequila: Add 2-3 TBSP honey to 3/4 cup alcohol (tequila or vodka), and infuse for at least 24 hours.
Remember, you’re in control of what goes into your body. Cocktails can be a delicious summer staple, but they don’t have to ruin your routine. Just drink in moderation, and enjoy them with good-for-you-ingredients!