I love a good margarita, but I don’t love all the calories! I developed this Perfect Skinny Margarita so I can still enjoy one of my favorite cocktails without the extra calories!

Did you know the average margarita can top up to 500 calories! Those sugary mixes are loaded in calories and are a far cry from a true margarita, which is a simple mix of tequila, lime and triple sec.

My skinny margaritas have only a few choice ingredients making it a refreshing cocktail to enjoy guilt free. It combines tequila, a bit of agave syrup, lime juice, and lime flavored soda water. The soda water adds a nice touch of effervescence, plus, this drink should be served in a tall glass so it will last you a bit longer!

Perfect Skinny Margarita

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The Perfect Skinny Margarita

  • Author: Robyn
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x


  • 4 oz tequila
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup (ie, one teaspoons per drink)
  • Juice of two large limes, plus an additional lime for garnish.
  • 11/2 cans or 12 ounces of lime flavored sparkling water


Combine the tequila, agave syrup, lime juice and sparkling water along with some ice in a cocktail shaker and shake profusely to help dissolve the agave syrup. Pour into a Collins glass filled with ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

Each margarita has only 85 calories! Yay! If you feel like you want your ‘rita a bit sweeter, add a touch of stevia or monk fruit sweetener to keep the calories low. By starting with a base of agave, it keeps it tasting natural, not artificial.

  • Note: I’ve used affiliate links in this post- this means I might make a small commission on any product links. It helps fund this blog- thanks!

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