How to Make the Perfect Skinny Margarita
The Skinny Margarita is the perfect summer cocktail if you’re searching for something tasty and refreshing. A Skinny Margarita is the perfect balance of sweet and tart with a little kick of tequila. This classic margarita recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients, is lower in calories than traditional margaritas, and takes just a few minutes to make. In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to make the perfect Skinny Margarita – so let’s get started!
The perfect skinny margarita starts with good tequila
If you’re looking to cut back on calories and get a delicious drink that won’t sabotage your diet, you need to start with good quality tequila. A 100% agave tequila is the best choice for making a skinny margarita. Agave nectar is low in calories, so it’s a great alternative to sugar-laden mixers. Look for a bottle of tequila that has “100% agave” clearly labeled on the label. Also be sure to buy a bottle of tequila with a relatively low alcohol content (80-90 proof is ideal).
When you’re ready to make your skinny margarita, fill a shaker with ice and add 1 part tequila, 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice, and 1 part freshly squeezed orange juice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled glass. For an extra refreshing taste, rim the glass with a mixture of coarse salt and chili powder. To sweeten the drink, add a splash of agave nectar or simple syrup. Garnish with a slice of lime or orange and enjoy your skinny margarita!
Choose your favorite fresh citrus fruits
When making a Skinny Margarita, it’s important to use fresh citrus fruits in order to achieve the perfect balance of sweet and tart. For the ultimate in margarita deliciousness, try using freshly-squeezed limes, lemons, or oranges. You can also opt for a combination of the three! When selecting your citrus fruits, be sure to pick ones that are ripe and fragrant to ensure the best flavor in your margarita. If you don’t have access to fresh citrus fruits, you can also use frozen juice concentrate instead. Whichever way you go, make sure to choose the best ingredients for the perfect Skinny Margarita.
Sweeten with agave nectar or simple syrup
When it comes to sweetening up your skinny margarita, you have a few options. Agave nectar is a great option, as it is lower in calories and adds a unique flavor to the drink. To use agave nectar, simply stir one teaspoon into your margarita glass and enjoy.
Alternatively, you can use simple syrup. Simple syrup is a combination of equal parts sugar and water that has been boiled together until all of the sugar has dissolved. To use simple syrup, add one teaspoon of simple syrup to your margarita glass and stir until fully incorporated.
No matter which sweetener you choose to use, be sure to taste the drink before adding more as different brands of tequila may be sweeter or more sour than others. Enjoy!
Rim your glasses with salt or sugar
For a traditional margarita, you can use a lime wedge to rim your glass and dip it in either coarse sea salt or sugar. However, for the perfect skinny margarita, you will want to use a combination of coarse sea salt and sugar. To make your own salt and sugar blend for the perfect Skinny Margarita, mix equal parts of coarse sea salt and granulated sugar. Once the mixture is ready, moisten the edges of your glasses with a lime wedge, and then dip them in the salt and sugar blend. This will add a sweet and salty flavor to your Skinny Margarita that will have your taste buds going wild!
Garnish with fresh fruit
Adding fresh fruit to your margarita is an easy and beautiful way to finish off your drink. Pick your favorite citrus fruits like lime, lemon, or orange and cut them into thin slices or wedges. You can even mix and match with different fruits for added color and flavor. Place the slices around the rim of your glass or drop them into the drink itself. For a fun twist, try muddling some of the fruit in the bottom of the glass before adding the other ingredients. This will help to enhance the natural sweetness of the fruit and make your cocktail even more refreshing.
A standard margarita is high in sugar and can contain up to 500 calories per serving. A Skinny Margarita on the other hand, can contain fewer than 250 calories, depending on what ingredients you use.
To make a Skinny Margarita, you’ll need 2 ounces of 100% agave silver tequila, 1/2 ounce of Cointreau or other triple sec, 2 ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice, and 1 tablespoon of agave nectar or simple syrup. If you use agave nectar or simple syrup, the amount of sugar in your Skinny Margarita will be significantly lower than if you use pre-made margarita mix.
If you’re looking to keep your Skinny Margarita as healthy as possible, you can also opt for a non-alcoholic version. Just replace the tequila with non-alcoholic sparkling lime soda or club soda and skip the Cointreau. The combination of fresh citrus juice and agave nectar will still provide plenty of flavor.
Nutritional information for one Skinny Margarita:
Calories: approximately 150-250
Total Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 5 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 15 g
Sugar: 8-10 g
Protein: 0 g
What is different about a skinny margarita?
A skinny margarita is a lighter version of the traditional margarita cocktail. The main difference between the two lies in the amount of calories per drink. A traditional margarita contains approximately 300-500 calories, while a skinny margarita has around half that amount. The calorie reduction comes from reducing or eliminating sugary ingredients such as triple sec, margarita mix, and other sugary syrups, and replacing them with low calorie substitutes such as agave nectar or simple syrup.
Also, when making a skinny margarita, less tequila is used. This reduces the amount of alcohol and calories, making it a healthier alternative for those looking for a tasty, yet lighter, version of the classic drink. To make your drink even healthier, you can always opt for fresh juices or flavored sparkling water instead of sugary mixers.
So if you’re looking for a delicious, yet healthier, version of the classic margarita that won’t ruin your diet, the skinny margarita is your answer!
The skinny margarita is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for a summer day. It is light, low in calories and still packs a punch of flavor. The key to the perfect skinny margarita is using fresh citrus fruits, sweetening it with agave nectar or simple syrup, rimming your glasses with salt or sugar, and garnishing with fresh fruit. And don’t forget to enjoy it responsibly!
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