Luckily, one’s glycemic index is not raised appreciably by distilled spirits, but is raised by the sugar in the cocktail mix often added to it. At a party where you may be serving Margaritas to a crowd (such as the TWHC)), you can substitute this lower G. I. version of the sweet-and-sour concoction normally used. Because it already contains orange juice, you can omit adding Cointreau or Triple Sec to your cocktails.
The following recipe was first served at the annual Tausworthe Winter Holiday Celebration, where regular commercial Margarita mix was present. Almost everyone who tried both preferred this lower G. I. form over the commercial mix.
- 1½ cups lemon juice
- ½ cup lime juice, also fresh
- 1 cup lite (lower carbohydrate) orange juice
- 1 cup <sugar>
- 4 cups water
Add all ingredients in a ½ gallon jar. Refrigerate until needed. Mix with the regular proportions of tequila that works for you. Use a Margarita glass with moistened lip dipped in salt, if your blood pressure can stand it.
Makes 8 cups.
Premixed Margaritaville Cocktail §
Looking for your “lost shaker of salt?” Forget it! Do without! Salt is bad for blood pressure and <salt> around the rim just isn’t right.
This recipe is for a pre-mixed Margarita-like cocktail using the previously given sugar-free Margaritaville Mix.† The ingredients are repeated here in the proportions needed for the given volume. It comes in two strengths: 24 and 30 proof. Choose your poison. I served the 24 proof variety at the 2013 annual old-timer’s sect of the Los Angeles Single Ski Club Let The Good Times Roll party with great success.
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 3 oz lime juice
- ¾ cup lite (lower carbohydrate) orange juice
- ¾ cup <sugar>
24 Proof Margaritaville Lacing
- 2 ½ cups 80 proof tequila
- 2 ½ cups water
30 Proof Margaritaville Lacing
- 3 cups 80 proof tequila
- 2 cups water
Combine the base ingredients in a half-gallon bottle, add the preferred lacing, and refrigerate. Drink responsibly.