By Tessa Trudeau
Mar 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
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Who says cocktails can't be healthy? A lot of people, actually, and mixed drinks have an especially bad reputation due to their high calorie content and tons of added sugar. Sunnier weather makes this time of the year especially hard, when you may find yourself at more parties where the drinks are flowing, while you're also trying to stay fit and healthy for the summer season ahead.

That's where Casamigos comes in, because as far as alcoholic beverages go, Casamigos Tequila is the healthiest you can get at approximately 64 calories per ounce. The ultra-premium spirit, which was created by good friends George Clooney and Rande Gerber four years ago, is made in small batches using only the finest 100% Blue Weber agave plants grown in Mexico's Jalisco Highlands. These plants contain a natural sugar called Agavin, which studies have shown can lower blood sugar and help to burn fat. With no added ingredients and little to no sugar, plus a unique 72-hour agave roasting process and 80-hour fermentation process, Casamigos is the go-to alcohol for any health-conscious drinker.

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We recently attended a tequila tasting and mixology course with Casamigos, where we got to sample the three Casamigos varieties--Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo--as well as learn firsthand how to make three different cocktail creations. There was a lot of muddling and shaking involved, and we learned what great mixers fresh pressed juices make! Read below to see how to make the drinks we'll be sipping on all summer long.

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Drink Your Greens

2 oz. Casamigos Blanco
2 oz. fresh green juice
0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
0.5 oz. agave nectar
8 to 10 mint leaves
2 cucumber slices

Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker. Muddle mint and cucumber and shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Fine strain into rocks glass and add fresh ice. Garnish with cucumber slice and mint sprig.

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Spicy Roots

2 oz. Casamigos Blanco
1 oz. fresh beet juice
1 oz. fresh lime juice
0.5 oz. agave nectar
4 basil leaves
2 serrano chili slices
2 dashes orange bitters
½ thick rim of Tajin salt mixture

Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker. Muddle basil and serranos and shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Fine strain into rocks glass and add fresh ice. Garnish with basil leaf and serrano slice.

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Casa Clean Margarita

2 oz. Casamigos Reposado
2 oz. fresh lime juice
0.5 oz. agave nectar
2 dashes grapefruit bitters
2 fresh ginger slices

Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker. Muddle ginger and shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Fine strain into rocks glass and add fresh ice. Garnish with the half-moon grapefruit slice and lime wedge.

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