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10 Skinny Margaritas for Guilt-Free Sipping

Blood Orange Margarita

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If lime makes you pucker, try this sweeter drink.


1 1/2 ounces Tequila Avión

3/4 ounce Cointreau Orange Liqueur

1 ounce blood orange juice

1/2 part fresh sour mix

1 orange twist, for garnish


In a cocktail shaker, add first four ingredients with ice. Shake and strain (best served over fresh ice). Garnish with orange twist.

Nutrition score per serving: 214 calories, 19g carbs, 8g sugars

Elevated Margarita

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Keep it simple with this not-too-sweet three-ingredient cocktail.


2 ounces Avión Silver or Reposado

1 part fresh lime juice

1/2 ounce agave nectar

1 lime wheel, for garnish


Combine first three ingredients in shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Fine-strain over fresh ice. Garnish with lime wheel.

Nutrition score per serving: 170 calories, 11g carbs, 8g sugars

Slim and Sparkling LemonLime Margarita

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Add zero-calorie flavored sparkling water for a fun bubbly bevvy.


3 ounces Sparkling ICE Lemon Lime

1 1/2 ounces tequila

Fresh squeezed orange juice

Fresh squeezed lime juice

1 lime slice, for garnish


Shake first four ingredients and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed with salt. Garnish with lime slice.

Nutrition score per serving: 100 calories, 3g carbs, 2g sugars

Skinny Marg'

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Don’t waste your calories on bad tequila and sugary mixers. This elegant low-calorie, low-carb version is perfect any time you’re jonesing for a margarita.


1 ounce añejo tequila

1 ounce Cointreau

1/2 ounce lime juice

1 pinch pink Himalayan salt

Polar® Ginger Lemonade Seltzer


Pour first four ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until condensation forms. Pour into an elegant glass and top with seltzer.

Nutrition score per serving: 185 calories, 7g carbs, 4g sugars

Caliente Viejo

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The margarita and the old fashioned meet to make this spicy Mexican-inspired beverage.


2 ounces Avión Añejo

3/4 ounce hot pepper-infused agave nectar

3 dashes orange bitters

1 orange twist, for garnish


Add Avión Añejo and agave to a mixing glass filled with ice. Top with orange bitters and gently stir. (You don’t want to break up the spirit or add any chipped ice to it.) Strain into a glass filled with ice. Finish off with orange twist.

Nutrition score per serving: 185 calories, 12g carbs, 10g sugars

Classic Midori Margarita

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It may look like a traditional margarita, but Midori® gives this low-calorie cocktail a light melon flavor.


1 ounce Midori® Melon Liqueur

1 1/2 ounces Cabo Wabo ™ Blanco Tequila

1 ounce freshly squeezed organic lime juice

1 lime wheel, for garnish


Shake first three ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

Nutrition score per serving: 165 calories, 11g carbs, 0g sugars

Strawberry-Peach Frozen Margaritas

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This gorgeous creation tastes like summer but is perfect to enjoy any time of year.


10 medium frozen strawberries

1 ripe peach, peeled and chopped

2 ounces tequila

1/2 cup crushed ice

6 ounces sparkling water


Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serves 2.

Nutrition score per serving (half the recipe): 121 calories

Recipe provided by Amanda Virgillito Saad

Van Gogh 'rita 

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Skip the tequila and try vodka in this untraditional recipe.


2 ounces Van Gogh BLUE Triple Wheat Vodka

1/2 ounce triple sec

1 ounce sour mix

2 ounces soda

2 lime wedges 


Pour vodka and triple sec in a glass over ice. Top with sour mix and soda. Garnish with lime wedges.

Nutrition score per serving: 216 calories, 11g carbs, 6g sugars

Ginger-Mint Margarita

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Ginger and mint give the classic margarita a southern swirl with 63 percent fewer calories!


1 1/2 ounces ginger simple syrup*

1 1/2 ounces tequila

6 large mint leaves

Juice of 1 lime (drop in rind)

Zest of 1 orange (approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons)

2 lime wedges, for garnish


In a mixing glass, muddle simple syrup, tequila, and mint leaves. Pour into a glass half-filled with ice and add lime juice, rind, and orange zest. Shake until the tin is frosted, strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice, and garnish with lime wedge. Serves 2.

To make simple syrup: In a small pot, add 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Truvía® or 1/4 cup sugar, 4 ounces water, and 10 slices peeled fresh ginger. Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain out ginger and allow to cool. Keep refrigerated up to 1 day.

Nutrition score per serving (half the recipe): 60 calories, 13g carbs (using sugar instead of Truvia adds 100 calories and 26g sugars per serving)

Recipe provided by Anthony Caporale, producer and host of Art of the Drink


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Swap out Mexico’s tequila with Chilean pisco for a low-calorie update on the marg.


1 1/2 ounces KAPPA Pisco

1 ounce Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice or fresh lime juice

1/4 ounce simple syrup

1 lime wheel, for garnish


Combine first four ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

Nutrition score per serving: 175 calories, 11g carbs, 3g sugars


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