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3 Ingredient Skinny Margarita

This 3 ingredient Skinny Margarita is made with fresh lime and orange juice, and tequila for the most refreshing healthier margarita!
Prep Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: margaritas, skinny margaritas, tequila cocktail
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Elise Shivamber


  • Cocktail Shaker


  • 2 ounces Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 ounces orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 ounces Tequila

Salt-Tajín Rim (optional)

  • Margarita Salt
  • Tajín
  • 1 Lime Wedge with a slice halfway


  • If doing a salt rim, add prior to making cocktail.
  • First, add lime juice and orange juice into cocktail shaker.
    2 ounces Lime Juice, freshly squeezed, 2 ounces orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • Add the tequila and fresh ice cubes.
    2 ounces Tequila
  • Shake for 15-seconds, until fully combined and cold to the touch.
  • Strain into a cup filled with ice and garnish with fresh lime or orange wedge.


Quality tequila: Don’t underestimate a quality tequila for making any tequila cocktail. Because this margarita recipe has such few ingredients, there’s not much to mask a low-quality tequila. I personally swear by Don Julio Blanco or Casamigos Blanco tequilas when purchasing for myself. This is not the time to use your top-shelf añejo tequila (like a Don Julio 1942), a blanco or reposado tequila in the $30-45 range is a great start.
Salt rim: A salt rim is by no means a necessity, but it definitely is a must in my books! I find the salt is a great balance with the natural sweetness of the juices. You can always add chili lime seasoning, lime zest, or orange zest into your margarita salt to add extra flavor!
Frozen margarita: If you want to turn this skinny margarita into a frozen version instead of on the rocks, simply add all ingredients into a high-powered blender with 1-1.5 cups of ice. Blend until smooth and serve in glasses.
An even lighter cocktail: To create an even lighter cocktail, try topping off the drink with sparkling mineral water (a Lime Topo Chico would be my choice!). To do this, make sure you use a high-ball glass instead of a shorter old fashioned glass.
Make it a pitcher: Double, triple, quadruple (etc.) the recipe for however many servings you need! Then stir and serve from the pitcher into a glass filled with ice. Just remember that shaking the cocktail one-by-one does combine the flavors a little bit better.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg