Clink Cocktails - 'Skinny' Margarita Monday

Everyone loves a good margarita made with fresh ingredients and none of that way to sweet, pre-made mix crap. This recipe is simple and on the 'skinny' healthier side too. It uses minimal amounts of sugar and replaces Triple Sec with fresh squeezed orange juice. Impress your friends with this simple and delicious recipe on Margarita Monday or Taco Tuesday!

Skinny Margarita Recipe Ingredients & Instructions

  • 2 ounces silver tequila - we used José Cuervo Especial Blue Agave 
  • 1 ½ ounces fresh lime juice (about 1 ½ small limes) 
  • 1 ounce fresh orange juice (about ½ of a medium orange) 
  • 1 teaspoon light agave nectar or simple syrup
  • 1 lime wedge or round, for garnish
  • Coarsely ground sea salt (optional)
Ingredients for a skinny margarita on a wooden cutting board. From Left to right: Coarse salt, José Cuervo Tequila, margarita glass, paring knife, orange and lime.

    Step One: Begin by slicing the orange and two limes in half. Save one half of a lime for cutting into wedges. 

    Halved lime and orange on wood cutting board with coarse salt and margarita glass.

    Step Two: Squeeze half an orange and 1 to 1 ½ limes into a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with ice (optional). 

    Person squeezing half an orange into a cocktail shaker.

    Person holding a juicer and juicing a lime into a cocktail shaker.

    Step Three: Depending on how strong you like your margaritas, add 1 ½ to 2 ounces tequila and ½ oz to 1 oz agave nectar or simple syrup into same cocktail shaker. 

    Person Pouring 2oz tequila in a Boston cocktail shaker.

    Person pouring simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with a jigger.

    Step Four:  Shake well to combine ingredients in cocktail shaker.

    Person shaking a cocktail shaker

    Step Five: Rub a fresh cut lime wedge on rim of margarita glass, then dip and rotate the glass in the coarse salt. 

    Margarita glass being dipped into tray of coarse salt to salt the rim.

    Step Six: Pour over ice in our Five O'Clocktail Glass and enjoy!

    Contents of cocktail shaker (tequila, agave nectar, lime and orange juice) being poured into margarita glass.

    Finished margarita in a margarita glass with lime wedge garnish.

    Ba na bada ba ba, dun dun dun dun... TE-TEQUILA!

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