classic skinny Margarita recipe

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This is a lighter version of our popular Homemade Margarita Mix margarita’s. This skinny Margarita makes a single recipe full of fresh flavor and lower in calories.

How to make a skinny margarita | an easy skinny margarita recipe along with extra recipes, tips, and tricks.

Before we move forward in explaining our easy skinny margarita recipe, we need to get one thing straight:

We are talking about a classic margarita, not a blended version.

Many people think that the slushy, frozen, sweet (and probably strawberry) version of a margarita is the classic, but it actually isn’t.  That drink is great, and we have a wonderful from-scratch recipe you should try! But today, we want to talk about classic margaritas.  The classic is not a blended drink…and just has a couple of ice cubes in it to keep it chilled.  These are made with tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and sugar.  We’ve included a recipe for the original.  It’s great.

We also love our homemade margarita mix as a fabulous option for keeping it easy and simple!

But…we also wanted to figure out a way to make margaritas a little bit better for you.  We love them in the summer, they are refreshing and citrusy and perfect.  But we don’t like the calories.  So we also made an easy Skinny Margarita recipe that’s perfect, too.  It’s simple to make, and uses very few ingredients.

Tips for making margaritas:

  • Get a decent [easyazon_link identifier=”B015KXCB3K” locale=”US”]Tequila[/easyazon_link].  It doesn’t need to be top-shelf, but if you get something really cheap, you won’t be pleased.  If you are making a blended margarita, the tequila flavor is hidden a bit more and a cheaper liquor will still work.
  • Fresh squeezed is best.  There’s a big difference in taste between fresh lime juice and store-bought.
  • Stir/shake well.  You want to make sure you incorporate the sugar and lime juice well, otherwise it will sink to the bottom and your taste will be uneven.

Margarita variations:

  • Blended:  This version uses a blender and a bunch of ice along with the traditional ingredients.  It also usually has more sugar.  It is a weaker liquor flavor.
  • Skinny:  This version takes out the triple sec and substitutes orange juice.  Recipe below.
  • Virgin:  Because you can buy blended mixes that don’t have alcohol yet, margaritas are an especially fun drink for kids to have virgin versions of.
  • Flavored:  While the classic margarita uses lime juice, there are SO MANY more flavor options people enjoy.  You can find everything from strawberry and kiwi to lavender and coconut.
How to make a skinny margarita | an easy skinny margarita recipe along with extra recipes, tips, and tricks.
How to make a skinny margarita | a classic recipe for a magarita along with extra recipes, tips, and tricks.
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Classic Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • lime wedge for garnish
  • sugar

Instructions

  • Wet the rim of your glass (a lime works well for this) and sugar the rim.
  • Shake your tequila, triple sec, and lime juice in a shaker with ice and pour into prepared glass.
  • Garnish with lime.

Notes

If you don’t have a shaker, it’s OKAY to just stir this drink up. It’ll still taste great!
How to make a skinny margarita | a classic recipe for a magarita along with extra recipes, tips, and tricks.
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Easy Skinny Margarita Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • lime wedge for garnish
  • sugar

Instructions

  • Wet the rim of your glass (a lime works well for this) and add sugar to the rim.
  • Shake the tequila, orange juice, and lime juice together in a shaker and pour into prepared glass.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge.

Notes

If you don’t have a shaker, you can just stir your drink in the glass.
Also, many people prefer to add 1-2 teaspoons of sugar to this drink for added sweetness.
 If you like this easy skinny margarita recipe, you might also like:

Lemon Drops
Moscow Mule
Apple Cider Hot Toddy
Wine Spritzer

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