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5 Tequila Cocktails That Might Actually Improve Your Health

Salt Air Margarita © Tina Rupp

According to a recent study, natural sugars found in tequila might protect against obesity and diabetes. Here, 5 great tequila-based drinks to enjoy while reaping the benefits.

1. Salt Air Margarita
Chef José Andrés' version of the classic cocktail features a salty foam topping.

2. In-Sandíary
Peppery tequila and ancho chile powder on the glass rim give this drink a spicy kick.

3. Tequila Smash
F&W contributing editor Jim Meehan's terrific cocktail features muddled cherries and blueberries.

4. Pepino's Revenge
Silver tequila, cucumber and basil star in this 5-ingredient cocktail.

5. Paloma
Mixologist Philip Ward's take on Mexico's most popular tequila drink swaps traditional bottled grapefruit soda for a combination of grapefruit juice, simple syrup and club soda.

Related: 16 Fantastic Tequila Cocktails
10 Incredible Margaritas
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