It’s almost the weekend. I’m throwing a little carnitas taco party. Skinny Margaritas will be readily available and same with the guac. While I mentally prepare for Saturdays feast, let’s all grab the ingredients to make a skinny margarita or two and celebrate this weekend!
Skinny Margaritas are the only way to do a marg in my opinion. I can’t stomach all the sugar that goes into a traditional margarita – so it’s skinny all the way. The best part about this recipe is that you can jazz it up with any number of citrus juices. Depending on the season you could rock blood oranges, satsumas, tangerines, oranges, grapefruits… I mean we could go on for days. Bottom line, citrus juice, great tequila, a bit of lime juice and some sparkling water. It’s the best skinny margarita you’ll ever have and I promise you’ll be pumped when you wake up in the morning without that sugar hangover. Because, no one wants one of those!
Cheers to the weekend!
- 5 ounces tequila
- 5 ounces freshly squeezed citrus juice orange, blood orange, tangerine, satsuma, grapefruit
- 3 ounces lime juice
- 2 teaspoons agave nectar
- splash of sparkling water
- Run a wedge of lime across the top of 2 cocktail glasses. Once damp, coat the rim in salt.
- Add all the ingredients except the sparkling water into a cocktail shaker with a few cubes of ice. Shake for 30 seconds until chilled and then strain the margaritas into serving glasses with new ice. Top with a splash of sparkling water in each glass and serve immediately.
Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking
Yep, skinny margs all the way–agave syrup is the way to go.
Just in time for the weekend!!
any substitutes for the sparkling water?
club soda would work!
TGIF is right and this Margarita is the perfect way to celebrate!
I am on board with this. Cheers, lady!
I said the same thing in my blog post yesterday! 3 day weekends would make everyone much happier. Love a good skinny marg and sparkling water is the perf addition!
Hand me a glass! I need one 🙂
Perfect for Friday!!!
I’m all about skinny margs because they’re my drink of choice and that just means I can have an extra one. Or four 🙂 Pinned!
I want a big pitcher of these margaritas. A great way to toast in the weekend!
I love agave nectar and tequila together.
yes to TGIF and yes to skinny Margs- these look great!
This looks and sounds divine…it will be on my menu this weekend…do you add all those juices or do you pick just one?
you can pick one or you can use all of them!! totally mix and match depending on what’s available
How many does this serve?
Just had these tonight over this Labor Day weekend. Hit the spot! Will make these over and over and over again! Thanks for the easy and delicious recipe. Nothing says football like a skinny maragarita, right?!?!?
Yes, please. Perfect for this summer weather we are having!
Yum! Made these tonight…….thank you Gaby…very refreshing!
HOW MANY CARBS?
Any tips on how to make a pitcher of these a bit ahead of time for a group?
they can absolutely be made ahead of time!! No changes needed
It is going to be a lovely weather weekend, so the barbecue is ready and these drinks will be a welcome addition!
Can I use xylitol for this? Less carbs!
never heard of that
I didn’t have any fresh citrus, so I used 5 oz of frozen strawberries. Delicious!!! Thanks for a great recipe!!!
These are delicious! And love the glasses! Could you post where to purchase the glasses from? Thank you!
My prop stylist pulled them!! I wish I knew
TGIF! These Skinny Margs will be the perfect way to ring in the weekend!
Where did you get those beautiful glasses that your margaritas are served in??
I want to know too!
What type of salt do you use on the rim? Kosher? Is it better for the grains to be smaller?
this was pretty coarse salt – you can use whatever you prefer! I just would stay away from table salt – that’s toooooo salty
One of the best marg recipes I’ve ever had! Can’t wait to make these again <3
The perfect celebratory drink!!
Loved this skinny margarita! I used pink grapefruit; however the margarita was still a yellowish color. What did you use to make yours so pink? So so good! Thanks!
So refreshing! Found a neighbor with a grapefruit tree, another with an orange and we have limes. This is a delicious and easy way to use all 3.
Where can I buy this glassware from?!
I love this! I really want to know how I can purchase the glasses?!!
Made mine with grapefruit this run; f***ing FABULOUS!THIS girl will be hunting down blood oranges for next weekend!
Gaby, where are these glasses from?
I’m not a tequila girl, but love love love these margs! Delish and easy
where are these cute glasses from?