Skinny Margarita

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

Yield: Serves 2

Skinny Margaritas


  • 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


  1. Run a wedge of lime across the top of 2 cocktail glasses. Once damp, coat the rim in salt.
  2. 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. 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?

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

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  3. 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?!?!?

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

  5. I didn’t have any fresh citrus, so I used 5 oz of frozen strawberries. Delicious!!! Thanks for a great recipe!!!

  6. These are delicious! And love the glasses! Could you post where to purchase the glasses from? Thank you!

    1. 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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