Skinny Margarita Recipe

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  • This easy skinny margarita recipe is fresh and flavorful without all the calories! It’s a skinny margarita so good you’ll never use a margarita mix again!

    This easy skinny margarita recipe is fresh and flavorful without all the calories! It's a skinny margarita so good you'll never use a margarita mix again!

    A Refreshingly Sweet Skinny Margarita Recipe

    My quest for losing weight has not quenched my thirst for a great margarita! Ali of Gimme Some Oven is not only a brilliant blogger full of unbelievable recipes and gorgeous mouth-watering photography but an unofficial mixologist!

    She makes incredible margaritas. After pinning and making her recipes for years, I had the opportunity to get to know her this Spring.

    She is just as sweet and colorful as her desserts. We decided to collaborate and it was nothing short of amazing. That girl can create a recipe that will make you beg for more! It was fun to blend our styles while blending cocktails, creating a great skinny margarita recipe.

    The best skinny margarita recipe - all the flavor, without all of the calories!

    The Perfect Skinny Margarita that won’t Break Your Diet

    Ali posted this recipe for a fresh pineapple margarita that resonated with me just before our recent trip to St. Louis. Chris and I visited one of our favorite restaurants, Maya Cafe and the owner offered a margarita and could tell by my “I wish” eye roll that I was counting calories.

    He promised me that the margarita was naturally lower in calories because it was fresh. A light bulb clicked. Why have I been suffering margarita free all these years and most of all, why didn’t I think of that? I, of course, ran back to Ali desperate to recreate it. It was amazing. You’ll never use another mix again. It’s true, fresh is always better. Naturally sweet, not bitter.

    The best skinny margarita

    Ali and I share a love for entertaining. It’s obvious by her beautiful oversized dining room table or her photos of her neighbor nights on Instagram {seriously, do they know how lucky they are?}.

    A Margarita Bar for Every Skinny Margarita Craving

    We set up a skinny margarita bar, which makes it convenient for guests to create their own concoctions while we enjoy one of our own and is perfect for Cinco de Mayo parties. This bar will definitely get the conversation started. Pretty purees and tequila wrapped up in a beautiful bar – who could ask for more?

    The best skinny margarita recipe - all the flavor, without all of the calories!

    A Low-Calorie Margarita Doesn’t Mean Low Flavor

    We started testing with the freshest ingredients – limes, oranges, mangoes, and watermelon, to create 3 great skinny margarita recipes. To naturally reduce calories, we replaced orange liqueur with fresh squeezed orange juice. It also offers a hint of fresh flavor! A little agave nectar naturally sweetens the skinny margaritas.

    After several attempts of mastering the recipe, it was a “secret” ingredient that perfected it. WATER! It’s the perfect addition to a lime margarita which allows you to reduce the amount of sweetener needed to balance the “sour”! Who knew? Just a splash and we were both screaming “we have it!”

    Fresh & flavorful skinny margarita recipe - the best recipes at just 160 calories!

    The best skinny margarita recipe - all the flavor, without all of the calories!

    The best skinny margarita recipe - all the flavor, without all of the calories!

    Ali and I also share a love for mangos! She recently shared a mango salsa recipe I’m anxious to try. If it’s possible, mangos are even better in a margarita.

    The best skinny margarita recipe - all the flavor, without all of the calories!

    This skinny margarita recipe is simple because all natural, fresh ingredients make the most flavorful and lowest calorie margaritas.

    Learn how to make a skinny margarita with this step by step video!

    If you love margaritas as much as I do you’ll have to check out these margarita recipes too!

    Watermelon Margarita

    Mango Margarita

    Homemade Margarita

    Margarita Float

    Ali Ebright of Gimme Some Oven & Julie Blanner of Coordinately Yours

    As a professional blogger, it’s rare when I have the opportunity to socialize during the workday with anyone other than my dog, Dusty, which makes me even more thankful to have a friend like Ali to collaborate with!

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    Skinny Margarita Recipe

    This easy skinny margarita recipe is fresh and flavorful without all the calories! It's a skinny margarita so good you'll never use a margarita mix again!
    Course Drinks
    Cuisine American, Mexican
    Keyword cocktail, light, light cocktail, low calorie, low calorie cocktail, margarita, margaritas, skinny, tequila
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 1

    Ingredients

    • 1 shot tequila
    • 3 Tbsp freshly-squeezed lime juice
    • 1 Tbsp freshly-squeezed orange juice
    • 1 Tbsp water
    • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
    • ice
    • optional purees {shown mango & watermelon} 3 Tbsp each, eliminate water

    Instructions

    1. For a classic, skinny margarita, add tequila, lime juice, orange juice, water & agave. 
    2. Shake well and pour over ice.
    3. Using a fruit puree, omit the water, add tequila, lime juice, orange juice & just 1 tsp agave nectar. Shake well, strain & serve over ice.

    Recipe Notes

    Coat the rim with salt or sugar for extra flavor with every sip. 

    Cheers!

    Originally published May 28, 2014

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