How to Make a Skinny Margarita

How to Make a Skinny Margarita

How to Make a Skinny Margarita – the most amazing Skinny Margarita recipe!

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

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

Your new favorite way 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 recipe 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.

What are the ingredients I 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.

Can I make this a Frozen or Blended Margarita?

Yes, definitely! For a blended skinny margarita, simply add ice to a blender – about 6-8 cubes per drink, or about 1 cup. Add in the tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, and agave nectar, and blend until the ice is smooth. Pour into prepared glasses.

What are the tools I need to make a Skinny Margarita?

Here are a few tools I have in making a this skinny margarita recipe, as well as many of my other cocktails. (Amazon Affiliate Links below)

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

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

Mango Margarita

Pineapple Margaritas

Strawberry Lime Margaritas

Watermelon Coconut Rum Punch

Frozen Raspberry Peach Bellini

Strawberry Lemoncello Spritzers

 

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!

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Tequila, good quality
  • 1 oz. lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 Tbsp. agave nectar (optional) omit if you are watching your sugar intake

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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This simple Skinny Margarita recipe 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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