Low-sugar Strawberry Basil Margaritas

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Hellloo from Portland! I’m rushing around (what a shocker there, right?) so I don’t have a whole lot of time. BUT, I couldn’t leave you on Friday without a post, now could I? And what better way to kick off the weekend than with a MARGARITA! Made with strawberries AND basil. I know.

I know. It looks nuts. And trust me, I got the same look from my husband. But, don’t judge it based on it’s weirdness. Give it a little sip and trust me, you’ll be a convert in 2 seconds flat.

A few weeks ago, Foodbuzz sent me some Sweet N’ Low packets and told me to “make something magical” with them. Well, they didn’t use those exact words, but you catch my drift. Given the sad, pathetic fact that I’ve still only shared one cocktail recipe on here, I thought well shoot, it’s time to give y’all a tasty libation. And the fact it’s Friday makes it even more perfect.

This is the perfect happy hour drink b/c it’s not only delicious (and booze filled) it’s low in sugar too! I only used one and one half little packets of sweet n’ low to balance out the tartness of the strawberries. I mean, really, that’s it! Unlike some of the margaritas you get at restaurants, these aren’t overly sweet or filling. Plus, the bold flavor of the basil pairs so well with the tart sweetness of the strawberries and the luscious flavor of the pomegranate tequila.

I think you should make a batch of these right now. I mean, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? Your colleagues won’t mind and I certainly won’t judge you.

Low-sugar Strawberry Basil Margarita

Serves 2.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups strawberries, stems removed
  • 1 1/2 packets sweet n’ low
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup pomegrante infused tequila
  • 5 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup of ice

Directions: 

  1. Place strawberries, ice, tequila, basil leaves and sweet n’ low in a blender. Blend on low until smooth. Add additional basil or tequila to taste. Enjoy!

Nutritional information per margarita: 

Calories: 140
Fat: 0.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Protein: 1 gram
Weight Watchers Points:  2

This post was sponsored by Daily Buzz Food and I was given packets of Sweet N Low to play with and will receive a stipend. However, my opinions are always my own :)

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  1. Posted by Savory Simple on
    Saturday, August 25th, 2012
    Strawberries with basil can never be wrong!
  2. Posted by Jennifer Drummond on
    Saturday, August 25th, 2012
    Ohhhh, this sounds wonderful!!! Yum!
  3. Posted by Kristi Rimkus on
    Saturday, August 25th, 2012
    I think this sounds fantastic and a perfect (and fun) use for this summer's fresh berries and basil.
  4. Posted by Michelle Kuhn on
    Saturday, August 25th, 2012
    No need to try to convince me on this one, this looks delicious!!!
  5. Posted by christina on
    Saturday, August 25th, 2012
    This looks incredible!
  6. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Monday, August 27th, 2012
    Love the color of this marg! And I've been seeing all your pics from your trip and it looks like it is just a blast!
  7. Posted by Jessica Trimble on
    Monday, August 27th, 2012


    OMG. This sounds so good!!