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It’s ‘Sinless,’ But Does It Taste Like a Real Margarita?

sinless-margaritaToday’s post is written by a new FBG in the house: Kelsey Brazelton! Kelsey is FBG’s official intern and an all-around sweet girl with a background in journalism and a love of running and food. (You can see why she fits in so well, eh?). Please give her a warm welcome readers—you’ll be reading more from her in the future!

For someone who isn’t a huge fan of margaritas (just a mild one), I wasn’t too sure about the Sinless Margarita Mix. But, to be honest, the colorful packaging lured me in. Just look at all that green! So fun!

The bottle lists a 3-ounce serving of the mixture at only 5 calories, two carbs and 100 percent of your vitamin C, which is a definite bonus in an alcoholic beverage. So health-wise, the drink isn’t too bad, and it’s certainly ideal for those looking to cut back on the cals you drink. One-hundred percent natural, Sinless Margarita Mix is sweetened with Stevia. This is good because, you know, it’s natural. But, I’m not a huge fan of any sugar substitute out there, and this one does leave a slight aftertaste in your mouth. (As a general rule, I’d rather have a little bit of a real sugar than a sugar substitute.)

I concocted the recipe as it read on the bottle: one part tequila to two parts Sinless Margarita Mix. I tried it initially and thought it was bitter and strong, so I gave my ol’ drink a stir again and that made it a little better, albeit, not too much for my tastes. After a few more sips, my hubs, who is a way bigger margarita fan than I, said he wouldn’t go for it on a regular basis—because he likes full-calorie ones too much. (Oh, to be a man!)

The Sinless Margarita Mix bottle says to keep it refrigerated, but unfortunately it doesn’t fit conveniently on the top shelf of a normal-sized fridge; you have to store it on the bottom shelf, adjust your shelves or lay it on its side (which always freaks me out because of possible spilled-margarita stickiness).

Overall, it’s definitely an easy, fast and low-calorie substitute for a regular margarita, but I wouldn’t go making it a staple if you are a true margarita drinker. For me, I’d rather sip on a small regular margarita, than a jumbo-sized low-calorie oneIf a lime margarita isn’t your thing, the company also offers “sinless” version of a strawberry margarita and sweet and sour mix, so you can pick your poison.

What about you? What’s your favorite low-calorie alcoholic beverage? —Kelsey

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  1. Gabrielle says:

    I’ve read about these low calorie margarita mixes and haven’t tried them yet. I don’t drink margaritas regularly but nice to know there’s an alternative for low cal or to just order a smaller one as you suggested.

    Been drinking Bloody Mary instead because of the low cal tomato juice as a substitute when wanting a drink.

  2. Sarah says:

    Sinless is VERY bitter to me and has a weird aftertaste. I have had a mix called Sneaky Rita that I love. But it’s hard to find near me.