Skinny Margarita Recipes

Skinny Margarita Recipes

I hate using the word “skinny” to describe anything, but “Low Sugar Margarita Recipes” just doesn’t have the same ring to it for a title to this post. There are very few things I love more than a spicy margarita. I always order them when I’m out, fully knowing how much sugar I’m consuming. But now that we’ve been at home for almost two months, I’ve been perfecting some of my recipes for my favorite cocktails!

After about a month of quarantine when I wasn’t feeling like drinking wine, one of my besties was making margs with La Croix, which was very similar to Liz’s recipe! I took those recipes, taste tested a bunch, and came up with three classic tequila cocktails that are low on sugar, but high on taste!

As for tequila, both Maestro Dobel Diamante and Casamigos Blanco are my favorites for margaritas. (Or even shots, ha!) For sipping straight, another I love is Herradura Ultra Anejo. (Or Herradura Suprema if you’re feeling real f*cking fancy.)

As for pouring, I usually do two shots of tequila because I like a strong marg and also have the tolerance of a mule. If you prefer not to taste the tequila or don’t want to overdo it, you can just do a single shot. Or 1.5, whatever floats your boat.

When I’m in the mood for a margarita, I make a fresh ‘citrus mix’ that I keep in a mason jar in the fridge! It’s simply the juice from an entire orange, one lemon, and one lime.

Like I said, I like a spicy margarita! I’ll muddle jalepeños in my glass before I start mixing, or I even like infusing some tequila in the fridge with a few freshly cut jalepeños rounds.

Tajin also makes for a great rim! Before you pour your drink into your glass, dip the rim in lime juice and then dip into a dish of tajin. (FYI – They also make a very convenient container!)

Easy Skinny Margarita Recipes

Low Calorie Margaritas

Here are the recipes…

Classic Margarita

1.5 shots of tequila
1 shot of fresh citrus mix (orange, lime, and lemon)
top with lime la croix
(add a few jalapeno rounds to make it spicy)


1.5 shots of tequila
splash of fresh citrus mix (orange, lime, lemon)
juice from half a grapefruit
top with grapefruit la croix
(add a few jalapeno rounds to make it spicy)

Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita

1.5 shots of tequila
splash of watermelon juice
top with watermelon la croix
a few jalepeno rounds

I’m going live on Instagram on Cinco de Mayo (5/5) at 5pm (Central)! I’ll be making my favorite Mexican-style corn dip and a margarita to celebrate with you all. Hope you can tune in!

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  1. 5.4.20
    Cynthia said:

    The citrus mix is a great idea!

    • 5.6.20
      Jessica said:

      Right?! All of the flavor without all of the added BS!