Skip the super-sugary margarita mix and welcome the warmer weather with this twist on a classic margarita. Lime and cilantro could be no better partners. This is a great use for cilantro stems, which have all the flavor of cilantro but are often overlooked. If you have a lot of cilantro stems, feel free to use 1 cup stems in place of the mix of stems and leaves.

Ann Taylor Pittman
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Credit: Victor Protasio

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Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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  • Combine cilantro leaves and stems, water, fresh lime juice, and honey in a blender; blend until completely smooth. Skim off and discard foam from top.

  • For each margarita, pour cilantro mixture and tequila into an ice-filled shaker; shake vigorously 10 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

147 calories; carbohydrates 14g; sugars 11g; added sugar 11g; sodium 4mg.