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 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!

skinny margarita


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.

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