How to Make a Skinny Margarita

How to Make a Skinny Margarita

Enjoy your favorite cocktail without all of the guilt! This simple Skinny Margarita is an amazing way to imbibe without all of the calories and sugar. Fresh, easy and completely delicious!

Enjoy your favorite cocktail without all of the guilt! This simple Skinny Margarita is an amazing way to imbibe without all of the calories and sugar. Fresh, easy and completely delicious!

How to Make a Skinny Margarita

Have you ever been to a bar or restaurant, ordered a margarita and got an ultra-sweet, syrup-y drink? This has happened to me on more than one occasion and because of it, turned me off of margaritas for quite a long time. Then, one glorious day, my husband decided to make a skinny margarita at home. It’s was like an entirely different drink! No heavy, sugary mix – just fresh lime juice, tequila, Cointreau, and in this case, agave nectar – making the drink low in calories and sugar.

This delicious skinny margarita is wonderfully fresh, simple and depending on how much tequila you prefer, has a nice kick to it. Here’s how to make a skinny margarita:

Enjoy your favorite cocktail without all of the guilt! This simple Skinny Margarita is an amazing way to imbibe without all of the calories and sugar. Fresh, easy and completely delicious!

Step 1: Juice your limes

Fresh squeezed lime juice is a key ingredient to this, and any other margarita. I definitely DO NOT recommend buying bottled lime juice, as it is just not the same.  You’ll likely need 1-2 limes per drink, so when buying your limes at the grocery store, get several. My recipe calls for 1 oz. of lime juice per drink. You may also want lime slices in your drink and/or for a garnish.

Here’s a list of all the ingredients you’ll need to make a Skinny Margarita:

  • Several limes (estimate 1-2 limes per cocktail) for lime juice
  • Agave nectar – this can be found in the baking aisle, near the sugar at your grocery store. Agave nectar is a natural sweetener, and is perfect in a margarita. You’ll also likely find it in your health food section.
  • Tequila – get the best quality tequila you can afford. I like Herradura – both gold and silver. If you love a great tequila cocktail, check out my recipe for a Strawberry Tequila Sunrise over at Real Housemoms.
  • Cointreau – this is a French citrus liqueur

(For exact amounts be sure to reference the recipe below.)

Enjoy your favorite cocktail without all of the guilt! This simple Skinny Margarita is an amazing way to imbibe without all of the calories and sugar. Fresh, easy and completely delicious!

Step 2: Prep your Glasses

Before mixing your skinny margaritas, I recommend prepping your glasses. The standard glass for a margarita is a curved, up-style glass like what I used for my Pineapple Margaritas.  However, feel free to use a rocks glass (like I did in these photos).

To prep the glasses, run a lime wedge around the rims of the glasses. Dip the glasses into kosher or margarita salt. Lastly, fill the glasses with crushed or cubed ice. Add some lime slices to the glasses, if you prefer.

Enjoy your favorite cocktail without all of the guilt! This simple Skinny Margarita is an amazing way to imbibe without all of the calories and sugar. Fresh, easy and completely delicious!

Step 3: Mix Margaritas

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, feel free to use a mason jar with a tight fitting lid. To the ice, add the tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, and agave nectar. Agave nectar is a great natural sweetener and perfect substitute for simple syrup that is in a typical margarita. You’ll still get a sweet, but not overly syrup-y cocktail when using the agave nectar.

Once you have the cocktail ingredients in the shaker, secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously. Immediately pour the margarita into the prepared glasses and enjoy right away while cold.

Prefer a Frozen or Blended Margarita? No problem!

For a blended skinny margarita, simply add ice to a blender – about 6-8 cubes per drink. Add in the tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, and agave nectar, and blend until the ice is smooth. Pour into prepared glasses.

If you loved this delicious Skinny Margarita recipe, here’s some of my other cocktail recipes:

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Pineapple Margaritas

 

Bust out the tequila, its time for a Margarita! Blended with frozen strawberries, lime juice, and rimmed with salt, these frozen margaritas are easy to make and wonderfully refreshing!

Strawberry Lime Margaritas

 

This amazing coconut rum punch is the quintessential summer cocktail! Made with fresh watermelon and coconut rum, this simple rum punch recipe comes together in moments. Perfect for sipping poolside or serving at your next summer soiree!

Watermelon Coconut Rum Punch

 

Frozen Raspberry Peach Bellini by Delightful E Made

Frozen Raspberry Peach Bellini

 

Move over mimosa, their's a new brunch cocktail in town! This sparkling, fresh drink features the Italian lemon liquor perfect with strawberries and Prosecco!

Strawberry Lemoncello Spritzers

 

Yields 1 drink

How to Make a Skinny Margarita

Enjoy your favorite cocktail without all of the guilt! This simple Skinny Margarita is an amazing way to imbibe without all of the calories and sugar. Fresh, easy and completely delicious!

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Tequila, good quality
  • 1 oz. lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 Tbsp. agave nectar

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, and agave nectar. Secure lid tightly on shaker. Shake vigorously.
  2. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a glass, and dip into kosher salt. Fill glass with ice. Pour margarita into glass and enjoy right away while cold.

Notes

For a Frozen, blended margarita: Add 6-8 ice cubes (per drink) into blender. Add tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, and agave nectar. Blend until ice is completely smooth. Pour into prepared glass.

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Enjoy your favorite cocktail without all of the guilt! This simple Skinny Margarita is an amazing way to imbibe without all of the calories and sugar. Fresh, easy and completely delicious!

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Oh this sounds so refreshing.
  2. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Party!
  3. This sounds like great alternative to a regular margarita. Thanks for sharing your skinny version on Merry Monday. Pinned and will be featuring this.

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