By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

This recipe makes extra simple syrup, which can be kept in the refrigerator for several days.

Number of servings

Serves 1

Ingredients

    Simple syrup (makes 3/4 cup):

  1. 1/2 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup water
  3. Margarita (1 glass):

  4. 2 cups ice
  5. 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  6. 3 tablespoons simple syrup
  7. Cut fresh fruit to garnish

Directions

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

Serving size :About 2 cups (16 fluid ounces)

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

Created by the chefs at Mayo Clinic's Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center.

Mar. 01, 2013