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This Skinny Margarita recipe is guaranteed to be a win.
The hubby and I enjoy an occasional cocktail while we’re watching football. This one is a favorite!
It’s full of delicious tequila and fresh lime juice. Light and refreshing.
The best part is that it’s incredibly easy to make. Make one for an after work drink or a big pitcher for a party.
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The trick to this drink is using freshly squeezed lime juice.
These are key limes, but you can also use regular lime juice.
Pro Tip:If your lime does not produce a lot of juice, put it in the microwave for 10 seconds. This will help get the juices going.
- Cut a lime in half.
- Rub the lime around the edge of the glass.
This step is completely OPTIONAL but makes for a fun presentation.
The lime juice will act like glue and help the salt stick to the glass.
What is a skinny margarita made of?
Fresh lime juice, tequila, and agave nectar. Some people will add orange juice instead of triple sec.
This “skinny” version is fewer in calories than a traditional margarita and other tequila cocktails.
- Add salt to a plate.
- Turn the glass upside down and press down to adhere the salt.
If you are not up for salt, try Tajin or ground chile powder. This will add a slight kick to your drink.
Another option is to add sugar, but since these are “skinny” cocktails, it might be best to avoid sugar.
How do you order a skinny margarita at a bar?
Most places nowadays know what a skinny margarita is. Just in case, order a tequila with club soda and ask for a few lime wedges. Then squeeze the limes in the glass.
- Mix the lime juice, agave syrup, and tequila.
- Serve over ice.
On the rocks or frozen?
This is based on personal preference. If you prefer frozen margaritas, simply place all the ingredients in a blender and blend away. Serve right away.
Remember, if the margarita sits on the rocks too long, it will dilute the drink.
This Skinny Margarita recipe packs a punch. So watch out! Make this yummy cocktail ahead of time in a pitcher for guests or just because.
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For 1 Skinny Margarita:
To Rim the Glass:
- Pour the salt onto a small plate.
- Rub the lime wedge around the rim of the glass.
- Dip the glass into the plate of salt. It will stick to the glass.
- Set it aside.
For One Skinny Margarita:
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, and agave syrup.
- Close the shaker and top with the lid.
- Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Add ice to the rimmed glass with salt.
- Strain the cocktail into the glass.
- Serve and drink immediately.
For a Pitcher:
- Prepare the glasses with the salt rims.
- To a large pitcher, add the tequila, lime juice, and agave syrup.
- Stir with a spoon to combine.
- Cover the pitcher with plastic wrap until ready to serve.
- Refrigerate up to 4 hours.
- Add ice to the glasses.
- Serve and enjoy.