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Skinny Margarita Recipe

Love Margaritas but not the calories? Want a healthier alcoholic drink? Our Skinny Margarita fits the bill.

Margaritas have a wonderful flavor blend that has an immense and devoted following of margarita lovers worldwide. We created this skinny margarita to honor that flavor blend.

Make it to taste. Making your own cocktails allows you to adjust the recipe to suit yourself.

The sweet in our light margarita comes from zero calorie simple syrup and a squeeze of orange. Fresh lime juice provides the characteristic tartness that is a must for this delicious Mexican drink.

A skinny margarita is actually not a bad choice for a diet drink… just one of these delicious low calorie alcoholic drinks a day will easily fit it into your calorie count with little trouble.

Low calorie alcoholic drinks are never going to be health food. Alcohol being what it is. But recipes like this one do help reduce calories and have fresh ingredients.

Skinny Margarita
Skinny Margarita

Is Tequila Healthy?

Did you know? A lot of interesting health claims about tequila’s health benefits are circling around out there.

Don’t be fooled. Drinking Tequila is not health food 🙂

However, Tequila does contain agave. So it might offer you a bit of the plant benefits.

The Agave plant has some digestive benefits, it is a probiotic and can help regulate blood sugar. Agave improves absorption of calcium and magnesium.

But not all of these benefits will survive the process of turning agave into tequila.

Other health benefits attributed to tequila… most alcohols can claim. For example.

Remember those old westerns where the gunshot hero always drank a shot of whiskey and bit a piece of wood while he manfully endured ? Yeah tequila will work for numbing pain too.

A shot of tequila can calm you down and help you sleep, just like other booze… but don’t get used to alcohol as a sleep aid. Danger lies that way.

Skinny Margarita
delicious low calorie skinny Margarita

Confirmed Health Benefits of Tequila:

  • Tequila is zero carb.
  • Tequila is Gluten free.
  • Tequila is fat free.
  • Tequila is a lower calorie choice of spirit than some others.

Of course, the recipe you use tequila in has a lot to do with the nutritional profile of your drink. We have lots of tequila drinks in our cocktail section.

At the bottom of this post you’ll find several of our favorite margarita recipes and one other low calorie tequila drink. They each have tequila, but they have different nutritional profiles. Take a look!

How many calories and carbs are in a skinny margarita?

Silver Tequila contains 69 calories/ oz. for most brands (or pretty close). So start with that. Our skinny margarita contains 2 oz. of tequila for 138 calories.

Skinny Margarita recipes vary in calories. Our recipe for a low calorie margarita comes in at 154 calories. Most of which is from the 2 oz. of silver tequila it contains. All the remaining calories are from fresh lime and orange juice.

What Makes a Margarita Skinny?

The add ins:

  • We use fresh orange and lime juice to squeeze in some yummy citrus flavor.
  • Our drink in sweetened with zero calorie simple syrup. NuNatural Zero Calorie Simple Syrup is a good choice.
  • Add a taste of salt on the rim on your glass for a great skinny margarita

Are there other ways to make a skinny margarita? Yes there are. If you want a low calorie margarita mix, many companies offer low calorie margarita mixes.

Be careful though. Skinny girl margarita and some other brands may contain sodium benzoate which can form a carcinogen when mixed with citrus like limes. Be sure to read the labels.

How to make a Skinny Margarita:

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Yield: 1 skinny margarita

Skinny Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Our Skinny Margarita is light refreshing. It usies fresh fruits and your favorite zero calorie simple syrup.


  • 2 oz. silver tequila
  • 1 1/2 oz. lime juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1 oz. orange juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1/2 tsp. zero calorie simple syrup
  • ice


  • Fresh lime wheel
  • Margarita glass rimmed with course kosher salt



Rim your glass:

  1. set out two flat plates
  2. spread a thin layer of simple syrup on one plate.
  3. spread a layer of salt on the other plate.
  4. Invert the glass into the simple syrup.
  5. Now invert the glass with the wet ime down into the salt.
  6. Push the glass around a bit to ensure even coating of the salt on the rim.
  7. Set aside.

Slice the orange and limes in half. Cut a lime wheel. Set aside.

Make the Cocktail:

  1. Add ice to your cocktail shaker
  2. Measure and pour into the shaker, the silver tequila, zero calorie simple syrup, fresh lime and orange juice.
  3. Shake the shaker vigorously until it is very cold.
  4. Strain the margarita into your salt rimmed glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel.
  6. Serve.Skinny Margarita

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 154Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 0g

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More Delicious Margaritas:

Looking for more tequila drinks? Here are a few more you may enjoy. These are all Margaritas. EXCEPT- coming soon!- the Sparkling ice Tequila Drink. It’s another low calorie alcoholic drink with tequila. Very simple to make and very light . Enjoy your tequila!

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