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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 & gorgeous mouth watering photography, but an unofficial mixologist! She makes incredible margaritas. After pinning & making her recipes for years, I had the opportunity to get to know her this Spring. She is just as sweet & colorful as her desserts. We decided to collaborate & 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.

Get the recipe for the best skinny margarita - it's all natural & all delicious at just 160 calories!

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

Ali posted this recipe for a fresh pineapple margarita that resonated with me just before our recent trip to St. Louis. Chris & I visited one of our favorite restaurants, Maya Cafe & the owner offered a margarita & 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 & 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 recipe - all the flavor, without all of the calories!

Ali & 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?}. 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. This bar will definitely get the conversation started. Pretty purees & 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!

We started testing with the freshest ingredients – limes, oranges, mangoes & 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! We used agave nectar to sweeten the skinny margaritas. We made several attempts of our basic recipe before agreeing on a “secret” ingredient. WATER! It was the perfect addition to a lime margarita. We were even able to reduce the amount of sweetener needed! Who knew? Just a splash & we were both screaming “we have it!”

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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 & I also share a love for mangos! She recently shared a mango salsa recipe I’m anxious to try, & I recently shared my mango guacamole recipe. 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 & lowest calorie margaritas.

Skinny Margarita Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins
Yields 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

Directions

  1. For a classic, skinny margarita, add tequila, lime juice, orange juice, water & agave. S
  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.
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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!

Cheers!

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11 comments on “Skinny Margarita Recipe”

  1. Love everything about this! I so enjoyed getting to spend the day with you. And these margs!!

    Btw, I remade some last night for my neighbors, and one said it was the best margarita she’d ever had. I call that success. 😉

    • Thank you, Ali! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you & adding margaritas to the mix makes it even more fun. Thanks for all of your inspiration & insane cocktail making abilities!

  2. Thanks for sharing! I too have been on the lookout for a skinny recipe that wasn’t terrible. I can’t wait to try these!

  3. I can’t wait to try these recipes! I’m a sucker for a good margarita and love guilt free ones even better. I usually use a zero calorie mix like Baja Bob’s and add frozen strawberries to it, but I want to try this fresh option, too!

  4. Excited to try all three soon!

    You recommend adding a quick splash of water to each recipe?

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  7. Am I missing something? When using the fruit puree, how much do you use and do you substitute the orange juice with the puree or just add the puree to the basic recipe? Have you tried it with strawberry?

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