Skinny Margarita


Total Time:

5 minutes



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!

Skinny Margaritas

Gaby Dalkin
The best skinny margaritas out there - hands down, no questions asked, end of story! Get prepared!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 People


  • 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

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  1. Natalie | Paper & Birch

    TGIF is right and this Margarita is the perfect way to celebrate!

  2. Kelsey McGinley

    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!

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    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!

  4. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective

    I want a big pitcher of these margaritas. A great way to toast in the weekend!

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  10. Lisa G

    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?

    • Gaby

      you can pick one or you can use all of them!! totally mix and match depending on what’s available

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  19. Sarah

    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?!?!?

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    Yes, please. Perfect for this summer weather we are having!

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    Yum! Made these tonight…….thank you Gaby…very refreshing!

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  25. Francie

    Any tips on how to make a pitcher of these a bit ahead of time for a group?

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      they can absolutely be made ahead of time!! No changes needed

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  28. Monika

    It is going to be a lovely weather weekend, so the barbecue is ready and these drinks will be a welcome addition!

  29. Nina

    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!

  31. Kelly Senyei @ Just a Taste

    TGIF! These Skinny Margs will be the perfect way to ring in the weekend!

  32. Jane

    Where did you get those beautiful glasses that your margaritas are served in??

  33. Whitney

    What type of salt do you use on the rim? Kosher? Is it better for the grains to be smaller?

    • Gaby

      this was pretty coarse salt – you can use whatever you prefer! I just would stay away from table salt – that’s toooooo salty

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  35. Sara

    5 stars
    One of the best marg recipes I’ve ever had! Can’t wait to make these again <3