When it comes to cocktails to serve with Mexican food, nothing beats a perfect plain marg — or so I thought, after trying PartySugar's classic version. Yet I just discovered what I'll be quaffing on Cinco de Mayo, and it's not a margarita!

Meet the tequila and tonic, the lighter, healthier cousin of the margarita. The floral-citrus, sweet effervescence of this drink brings to mind a gin and tonic, but the mule kick at the end and the salted rim remind me I'm drinking a tipple made with tequila. It's so addictive, I had to cut myself off after three! For my new favorite drink, read on.

Tequila and Tonics

Tequila and Tonics

Tequila and Tonic Cocktail Recipe 2010-05-03 12:32:26

Ingredients

2 tablespoons coarse salt
4 limes
8 ounces tequila
3 cups tonic water
Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Spread salt on to a flat plate. Juice 1 lime into a shallow bowl. Dip rims of 8 glasses into lime juice, then into salt to coat.
  2. Fill glasses with ice. Divide tequila and tonic water evenly among glasses.
  3. Squeeze 1 to 2 lime wedges into each drink. Gently stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Makes 8 cocktails.

Nutritional information per serving: 102 calories

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