happy hour: skinny margaritas

You bring the tequila, I’ll bring the bad decisions .

Nothing sounds more relaxing than a hot, summer day by the pool, a good book and a ice-cold margarita!

I might not have the hot summer day or the pool, but I can hook you up with a recipe for a refreshing “skinny” margarita that has all the flavor and half the calories than the bottled stuff. It’s super easy to make and they’ll definitely be something you want to stuff in your cocktail bank for future Taco Tuesdays, pool days, or fiestas.

The best part about this recipe is how low-cal it is. For a single-serving, it’s roughly 83 calories, has three grams of carbohydrates and has three grams of sugar, which means more room for tacos and churros!

Here’s what you’ll need for a single-serving skinny margarita:

  • Shaker
  • Shot glass/glass for serving
  • Ice cubes
  • Water
  • Lime juice: You can either squeeze fresh limes for this or buy a bottle of lime juice. I use Realime for those days I don’t feel like juicing.
  • Your favorite tequila
  • Agave nectar or triple sec
  • Coarse salt to rim

First, take your hand-held shaker and fill it with ice. Put in a shot to a shot-and-a-half of lime juice. I recommend one-and-a-half, since two is too acidic much for me and ruins the taste.  Put in two shots water to dilute the lime juice and provide more liquid consistency.

Add a shot to a shot-and-a-half of tequila, depending on how strong you want it. Put in a half-shot of agave nectar to sweeten. You can use triple sec or a simple syrup, but for the sake of making it a “skinny” marg, I opt for the organic agave nectar from Madhava.

Shake it up!

Once you’re done shaking, get your glass and garnish with coarse salt. I bought a set from Jose Cuervo and I’ll either take water or take the agave nectar and run it around the rim then stick it into the top of the salt container with salt. This will help it adhere better so you’re not flickering salt everywhere.

Pour the cocktail into your glass and garnish with a lime. Sip and enjoy.

What other cocktail recipes would you like to see? Let me know in a comment!

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About sarah

24. writer. obsessed with makeup, french bulldogs and sparkle.
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