Skinny Margarita Recipe – Classic Margarita Recipe

This Skinny Margarita Recipe is my go-to simple margarita recipe! With only 5 margarita ingredients (good tequila, fruit juices, agave nectar, and soda) and lots of flavor, this classic margarita is a guilt free cocktail. This Skinny Margarita is just perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

This Skinny Margarita Recipe is my go-to simple margarita recipe! With only 5 margarita ingredients (good tequila, fruit juices, agave nectar, and soda) and lots of flavor, this classic margarita is a guilt free cocktail. This Skinny Margarita is just perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Skinny Margarita Recipe – Classic Margarita Recipe

This Skinny Margarita Recipe is just begging to be made for May 5th. I have SO many margarita recipes on the site. There’s nothing like a Classic Margarita Recipe. It’s one of my favorite cocktails and so easy to customize. But when thinking about Cinco De Mayo coming up, I realized that I haven’t posted my very favorite version; the easiest and most simple, a Classic Skinny Margarita! How have I never posted this go-to favorite for you to enjoy as much as we do??

This Skinny Margarita Recipe is made with fresh ingredients like fresh lime and orange juice, and sweetened with agave nectar to keep things on the healthier side. I’m obsessed!

This Classic Margarita Recipe is super quick to throw together any ol’ night and especially perfect for Cinco De Mayo!

This Skinny Margarita Recipe is my go-to simple margarita recipe! With only 5 ingredients (good tequila, fruit juices, agave nectar, and soda) and lots of flavor, this classic margarita is a guilt free cocktail. This Skinny Margarita is just perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

This Skinny Margarita Recipe is my go-to simple margarita recipe! With only 5 ingredients (good tequila, fruit juices, agave nectar, and soda) and lots of flavor, this classic margarita is a guilt free cocktail. This Skinny Margarita is just perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

How many calories are in a Skinny Margarita?

Normally there are a lot, but this Skinny Margarita Recipe version has under 200 calories per (large) glass! I call that a win!

I’ve never been a fan of sweet and sour or Triple Sec in margaritas, so this Classic Skinny Margarita recipe is the perfect quick cheers for me. These margaritas have just four simple ingredients: lime juice, agave nectar, orange juice, and TEQUILA. Of course tequila. They’re light, not too sweet, and super addicting. So watch out!

For this recipe I recommend getting a good quality tequila. It really does make all the difference. A quality tequila will be more smooth and won’t stick out like a sore thumb in your cocktails. Worth the extra price if you ask me!

 

This Skinny Margarita Recipe is my go-to simple margarita recipe! With only 5 ingredients (good tequila, fruit juices, agave nectar, and soda) and lots of flavor, this classic margarita is a guilt free cocktail. This Skinny Margarita is just perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

This Skinny Margarita Recipe is my go-to simple margarita recipe! With only 5 ingredients (good tequila, fruit juices, agave nectar, and soda) and lots of flavor, this classic margarita is a guilt free cocktail. This Skinny Margarita is just perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

What ingredients are in a classic Margarita Recipe?

I hope you’ll check out our favorite BEST Margarita Recipe, which includes Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice, good quality Tequila, and agave syrup. Traditionally, that is how classic Marg is made. We of course love that recipe, but it has more calories than I’d like at times. This SKINNY Margarita swaps a splash of orange juice for the Cointreau, and I just love the fresh taste that is created. It’s so refreshing, light, and delicious.

How to make the perfect Skinny Margarita

Sometimes I try to get too creative with cocktails when the classic versions, like this Simple Margarita Recipe, are really the best on the block.

Flavored margs are great; there is always a place for Perfect Pitcher Margaritas or Spicy Blackberry Margaritas, but when I want a quick sip after a long day or an easy way to celebrate any occasion, Classic Skinny Margaritas are my favorite. I love the simplicity and that they’re practically guilt-free.

With other margaritas it’s like your calories for the day flew out the window and straight to your waistline. These aren’t so bad. You can have two and not feel like an entire day of eating right is down the drain.

 

This Skinny Margarita Recipe is my go-to simple margarita recipe! With only 5 ingredients (good tequila, fruit juices, agave nectar, and soda) and lots of flavor, this classic margarita is a guilt free cocktail. This Skinny Margarita is just perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Tips for making this Skinny Margarita:

  • Always use fresh juice: Whenever we are asked how to make a Margarita, we always say FRESH JUICE ONLY. Fresh lime juice and orange juice are simply a MUST in this Skinny Margarita Recipe. Fresh citrus juice will brighten up the flavors and make your drink that much better.
  • Use a fun salt combination to spice things up: Regular course sea salt is always great on the rim, but you can make things extra fun by using ancho chili salt or even salt mixed with lime zest. Get creative and have fun!
  • Always serve extra cold: No one likes warm tequila. Keep it in your freezer and shake it up in this Margarita Recipe for the ultimate frosty sip.
  • Is a frozen margarita more your speed?: Blend with ice for the ultimate cold treat this Summer. Add in a bit more juice to brighten things up even more.

 

This Skinny Margarita Recipe is my go-to simple margarita recipe! With only 5 ingredients (good tequila, fruit juices, agave nectar, and soda) and lots of flavor, this classic margarita is a guilt free cocktail. This Skinny Margarita is just perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

What to pair with these Skinny Margaritas

Pair this Classic Simple Margarita Recipe with some of our favorite (EASY) Mexican food such as:

See the recipe card below for details on How to Make a Skinny Margarita. Enjoy!

Looking for more Margarita Recipes? We’ve got so many to choose from!

4.47 from 13 votes
This Skinny Margarita Recipe is my go-to simple margarita recipe! With only 5 ingredients (good tequila, fruit juices, agave nectar, and soda) and lots of flavor, this classic margarita is a guilt free cocktail. This Skinny Margarita is just perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
Skinny Margarita Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
This Skinny Margarita Recipe is my go-to simple margarita recipe! With only 5 margarita ingredients (good tequila, fruit juices, agave nectar, and soda) and lots of flavor, this classic margarita is a guilt free cocktail. This Skinny Margarita is just perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: margarita recipe, skinny margarita
Servings: 2
Calories: 170 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
  • 3 ounces quality tequila about 2 shots
  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice about 1/2 cup
  • 4 ounces orange juice about 1/2 cup
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • Splash sparkling water per glass. optional
  • course salt and lime wedges for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake to combine.
  2. Pour over ice into salt rimmed glasses. Pour a splash of sparkling water into each glass. Garnish with limes and serve.
  3. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Skinny Margarita Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 179mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Sugars 12g
Vitamin A 2.8%
Vitamin C 55%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 0.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Katrina
This sounds perfect! I love a simple margarita like this on weeknights!
Maris Callahan
These look perfect for the Cinco de Mayo party that I'm having in May! Love that they're a bit lighter
Deseree Kazda
I don't drink a lot of liquor mostly a wine and beer kind of gal but when I want a cocktail a margarita is the first thing I reach for. This looks great!
Dee
I feel like I've hit the jackpot here! I love margaritas, but I hate the calories, so this is perfect. Can't wait to try it!
Sandi (@fearless_dining)
Gorgeous photos. I am coming to your house for happy hour :-)
Malinda @ Countryside Cravings
Boy oh boy this is dangerous!! A skinny margarita that is quick and simple to make!!! Yes please and thank you!!!! :)
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
I don't drink alcohol but those are some mighty pretty drinks and such gorgeous photos!
claira
Margaritas are one of my favorite cocktails. I love that it is lightened up.
Trish - Mom On Timeout
I'll take one of these! Your pics are gorgeous!
Debra Attinella
Oh my gosh - can it be 5 o'clock now? These are just perfect! They look so refreshing Becky!
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