The Perfect Skinny Margarita

paleo friendly skinny margarita recipe

Check out the nautical map I used as a backdrop for this photo. It shows lower Alabama and the pan handle of Florida.

I love a good margarita. But I don’t love all the 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 margarita has 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!

Ingredients: (this will make two cocktails)

  • 4 oz tequila
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup (ie, one teaspoons per drink)
  • Juice of two large limes, plus an additional lime for garnish.
  • 1-1/2 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.

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My focus is on healthy, simple and creative recipes on the grill. I encourage women to learn to grill as it is a great way to create healthy, flavorful dishes without all the fuss and clean up in the kitchen.

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