Skinny Cranberry Margarita
This Skinny Cranberry Margarita is made with fresh lime juice, fresh orange juice, cranberry juice and tequila for the most delicious tequila cranberry cocktail! A low calorie holiday cocktail that can be enjoyed together.
Servings: 1 cocktail
- 2 ounces Orange Juice about ½-1 orange
- 1 ounce Lime Juice about 1 lime
- 2 ounces Tequila
- 2 ounces Cranberry Juice (not from concentrate)
Cinnamon Churro - Sugar-Salt Rim (optional)
- 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
Sugar-Salt Rim (optional)
Adding a sugar-salt rim should be done before making the cocktail, but is completely optional. First, pour the margarita salt, cinnamon and sugar onto the small plate. Stir to combine.
1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar, 1 tablespoon Salt, 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
Pour water onto a plate, or if you’d like to have a honey/agave nectar rim, pour a small drizzle on a plate.
Dip the margarita glass straight down in the water or honey, to cover the rim of the glass only. Rotate the glass around in a circle to make sure the entire rim is covered.
Gently dip the glass into the margarita salt-sugar mixture on the plate, and turn the glass in a full circle to ensure the salt sticks. Place upright and continue with making the cranberry margarita!
Making the Skinny Margarita
Add ice, freshly squeezed orange and lime juice, tequila and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker or mason jar.
2 ounces Orange Juice, 1 ounce Lime Juice, 2 ounces Cranberry Juice, 2 ounces Tequila
Shake for 15-seconds, until cold to touch.
Strain into glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with fresh orange slice, lime slice or cinnamon stick!
If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, use a mason jar instead.
You don’t need to add simple syrup in margaritas. Some people add agave nectar or simple syrup to add a little sweetness and you definitely can.
Of the 3 main kinds of tequila, there are two to use in a margarita: reposado or blanco. Because reposado is aged longer than blanco, it adds extra dynamic flavor. However, blanco tequila is also ideal because it has a light flavor.
Nutrition Facts calculated without sugar rim.
Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg