For more years that I can remember, Friday nights meant family, friends and our favorite Mexican restaurant. We feasted on chips and salsa and downed the obligatory margaritas. After a long work week, it was our favorite stress-reducing therapy.
But that was before keto. And in our family, things have changed. I no longer have constant food cravings or sugar crashes. And I don’t order the sugary premix concoctions served at restaurants anymore.
What to do? No margaritas on Friday nights? Never fear! My favorite bartender, husband Mike, got to work. After a couple of tries he reached perfection. In fact, I prefer the taste of these margaritas to any other. If we happen to be out, Mike talks directly to the bartender (always a good person to friend) and they’re made exactly to our specifications.
The name says it all. In the Robach family, Mike’s margaritas are legendary. When our kids come to visit, you’ll hear Amy and Eric say, “Uh oh. Look out – Dad’s margaritas are killer.”
Pure spirits like vodka, tequila, gin, whisky contain zero, yes zero, net carbs. Since I’m not the kind of girl who enjoys shooters, I prefer to drink them in a cocktail, which makes spirits more palatable. But the ingredients used to make most cocktails contain lots of sugar and carbs, like soft drinks, juice, tonic water and sweet liquors. It’s not rocket science to figure out how to reduce or eliminate sugar without compromising on taste. This Killer Margarita is a fine example.
They’re a breeze to make and are hands-down the most fabulous, delicious, (and potent) margaritas you’ll ever taste. Remember, when you’re on a keto diet, it takes a lot less alcohol to get intoxicated. Why alcohol tolerance levels drop on a keto diet isn’t yet completely understood, but it’s real for most of us, so take it easy!
Serve them over a full glass of ice cubes or add a splash of sparkling water or lime-flavored LaCroix to lessen their potency.
Ready? Set? Cheers!
Mike’s Keto Killer Margaritas
- 5 ounces of 100% Agave Blanco Tequila. Mike uses Silver Patron or Don Julio.
- 2 ounces Cointreau
- 2 ounces freshly-squeezed lime juice
- Pour 3 ingredients into a shaker full of ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Serve over ice with a lime wedge.