Skinny Margarita Recipes That Are Half The Calories
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Skinny Margarita Recipes That Are Half The Calories

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June 14, 2024 at 2:45 PM PST
Recipes Skinny Margarita Recipes

Skinny Margarita Recipes That Are Half The Calories

By
June 14, 2024 at 2:45 PM PST

There’s nothing better than sipping on a margarita after a long day of work, on vacation, or at brunch with friends. Tart, cold, refreshing and citrusy, these cocktails are perfect for parties, bar hopping, or just making drinks at home.

Exact proportions for skinny margarita recipes are key to having the perfect skinny margarita. Whether you’re using reposado or añejo or blanco, there are so many different margarita recipes to experiment with. So what exactly is the difference between a regular margarita and a skinny margarita? Calories and ingredients are the main difference. Regular margaritas tend to use sugar, while skinny margaritas have more natural ingredients. If you’re on a diet or looking to incorporate less sugar into your life, these skinny margarita recipes are perfect for you.

Classic Skinny Margarita

Make the healthier version of a cocktail with this skinny margarita recipe. Pictured: a margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 or 2 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce of fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp of agave
  • Ice
  • Fresh lime wedge (for garnish)
  • Fresh orange slice (for garnish)
  • Salt or low-calorie sugar (for rim)

To make a classic skinny margarita, start by making a salt or sugar rim with lime juice. To a shaker, combine your ice, tequila, lime juice, orange juice and agave. Shake for about 20 seconds, pour over ice, and garnish with a lime wedge and orange slice.

Jalapeño Skinny Margarita

Try out this spicy skinny margarita recipe. Pictured: A jalapeño margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 or 2 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • Chopped jalapeños
  • 1 tsp of agave, honey or maple syrup
  • Ice
  • Fresh lime wedge (for garnish)

To make this spicy margarita, combine your tequila, lime juice, chopped jalapeños, sweetener and ice to a shaker. Shake for 10-30 seconds, the longer you shake or let the jalapeños infuse, the spicier it will be. Pour over ice into a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and extra chopped jalapeños for more spice.

Strawberry Basil Skinny Margarita

For a refreshing and sweet drink, make this strawberry basil skinny margarita recipe. Pictured: Strawberry basil drink

Ingredients:

  • 1 or 2 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • Strawberries
  • Basil
  • Ice
  • 1 tsp of agave (optional)

If strawberries are your favorite fruit, you’ll love this skinny margarita recipe. To a glass, muddle your strawberries and basil with some lime juice, then add your ice on top. Next, pour your tequila, ice, lime juice and agave into the shaker and shake for 20-30 seconds. Pour in your glass and garnish with a strawberry and basil leaf.

Lemon Blueberry Skinny Margarita

For a sweet and citrus-flavored cocktail, try your hand at making this skinny margarita recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 or 2 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce of lemon juice
  • Blueberries
  • Lemon wedge (for garnish)
  • Ice
  • 1 tsp of agave
  • Blueberry syrup (optional)

To a glass, muddle your blueberries in a little bit of lemon juice and top with ice. Then, to your shaker, combine your tequila, lime juice, lemon juice, ice and agave. For a little extra sweetness and blueberry flavoring, add half an ounce of blueberry syrup. Shake for about 30 seconds and pour over your glass with your muddled blueberries and ice. Garnish with a few blueberries and a lemon wedge and enjoy.




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