Perfectly Skinny Margaritas

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I miss the days when I could have a REGULAR margarita. You know the fabulous frozen concoction smoothly pouring out of the machine at your favorite dining establishment? When I was in my 20’s and didn’t have a sugar care in the world there was truly nothing like a frozen margarita. As time marched forward, the feeling I had after indulging in frozen margaritas outweighed my love for them. Sadly the sugar-filled sweet-and-sour mix is almost certain to send me home with a stomach ache that lasts well into the next morning. With that being said, in my 30’s I realized it was probably time to shift gears and find a margarita recipe that doesn’t have the same effecton my stomach. When it comes to margaritas… I’m very picky (and I own it)! I wanted to create a margarita recipe that could be made at home, but still has the taste and feel of my favorite restaurant margaritas. Combining elements from different margaritas I’ve loved in the past, I’ve developed a skinny margarita recipe that is PERFECT for me… hence the name! Naturally sweetened and made with fresh juices, this skinny margarita is the perfect drink for summer hosting. When entertaining, multiply this recipe for your guest count and serve in a pitcher. You and your guests are certain to love! The perfect recipe to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend… enjoy! 

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Perfectly Skinny Margaritas

Servings 1
Author Chef Tiffany Blackmon


  • Kosher Salt or Tajin
  • 2 Oz. Silver Tequila
  • 1.5 Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Oz. Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 Tsp. Light Agave Nectar, or to taste
  • 1 Lime Wedge or Round, for garnish


  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, orange juice and agave. Shake for 30-45 seconds.
  • Pour into salt rimmed glass (if that is your preference), garnish, and serve immediately.


~I use 100% agave tequila labeled white, silver or Blanco.  Our favorite is Silver Patron or Don Julio Silver.
~With or without salt?  Line half the rim of your glass with salt or tajin so you can control how much salt you taste with each sip.  Pour a layer of salt or tajin onto a small plate.  Run a lime wedge around half off the rim of your glass.  Dip the top of the glass into the salt or tajin at a 45-degree angle and roll it from side to side to cover the rim of the glass

I’ve found the easiest way to juice limes is with a handheld juicer like this one HERE.  However, when juicing in bulk, I LOVE this electric press HERE.

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  1. April Bovee says:

    This sounds yummy!! Can’t wait to try it!

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