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this skinny margarita recipe is made with fresh citrus juice, agave nectar, tequila blanco or reposed, and served over ice. so easy, refreshing, and delicious! skinny margarita recipe | a flavor journal food blog

the best homemade skinny margarita recipe

Making a skinny margarita at home is incredibly quick, simple, and rewarding.  I’ve never been a fan of the pre-made mixes that most restaurants offer; they’re so sweet, sticky, and unsatisfying.  But this skinny margarita recipe is full of fresh citrus juice, light agave nectar, and (of course) tequila!

this skinny margarita recipe is made with fresh citrus juice, agave nectar, tequila blanco or reposed, and served over ice. so easy, refreshing, and delicious! skinny margarita recipe | a flavor journal food blog

Mark and I haven’t found margaritas here that match the ones back home, so we’ve been making a lot at home lately.  Luckily, I get to share those recipes with you!  We’ve also made blueberry cilantro margaritas, grilled pineapple margaritas, and I have a skinny blackberry margarita coming for you next week!

 

what is in a skinny margarita

What makes a margarita a “skinny” margarita?  Simply put, it doesn’t have all the sugar and crap that comes in pre-made mixes.  This skinny margarita recipe consists of only fresh lime juice, fresh orange juice (rather than orange liqueur that normal margaritas use that have a lot of sugar), light agave nectar, and tequila blanco.  I personally like using either tequila blanco or reposado.  Tequila blanco is clear, and reposado is briefly aged in barrels to give it a touch of flavor and color.  This is definitely a matter of preference, so use your favorite!

this skinny margarita recipe is made with fresh citrus juice, agave nectar, tequila blanco or reposed, and served over ice. so easy, refreshing, and delicious! skinny margarita recipe | a flavor journal food blog

I can’t stress enough how easy this is.  Grab about one lime per margarita, half an orange, a teaspoon of the agave nectar, and a shot of your favorite tequila.  A standard shot is 1.5 ounces; we usually use about two ounces though.  🙂  I made the recipe to use a standard shot, but feel free to add a touch more tequila if it’s been a rough week.  Or, if you’re like us, you enjoy the balance of booze / citrus / and sweetness. 

this skinny margarita recipe is made with fresh citrus juice, agave nectar, tequila blanco or reposed, and served over ice. so easy, refreshing, and delicious! skinny margarita recipe | a flavor journal food blog

I hope you get to make these skinny margaritas as soon as you can … I mean there’s Margarita Monday, Tequila Tuesday, uhh … Wednesday …, then Thirsty Thursday, and the weekend!  It all works.  I promise. 🙂  Cheers!

this skinny margarita recipe is made with fresh citrus juice, agave nectar, tequila blanco or reposed, and served over ice. so easy, refreshing, and delicious! skinny margarita recipe | a flavor journal food blog

this skinny margarita recipe is made with fresh citrus juice, agave nectar, tequila blanco or reposed, and served over ice. so easy, refreshing, and delicious! skinny margarita recipe | a flavor journal food blog
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skinny margarita recipe

a quick and easy skinny margarita recipe for you to make this weekend! fresh citrus juice, agave nectar, and tequila are the only ingredients you need.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: skinny margarita recipe
Servings: 1 margarita
Calories: 150kcal
Author: sara a.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces tequila blanco or reposado
  • 1.5 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • kosher salt for rim
  • lime wheels for garnish

Instructions

  • Pour kosher salt into a pile onto a small plate.  Use a lime wedge to trace the rims of the cocktail glass, coating the entire surface of the rim.
  • Dip the rim into the salt, coating the entire rim.  Set aside until ready to use.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and agave nectar.  Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds, then pour entire contents into the salted glass.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel and enjoy!

Notes

Substitute the agave nectar with a no-calorie sweetener packet, if desired!  It will cut a few calories.
This recipe is a great base; but feel free to adjust the citrus juice, agave nectar, and tequila to fit your taste!

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal

 

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