105 Calorie Margarita

1 Margarita
5 min

There’s nothing like a good Margarita on a hot summer’s day. I love a Margarita but I don’t love the calories. This 105 calorie Margarita delivers all of the flavor and punch of a Margarita with just a few calories. I’m all for that!

Do you know that a Margarita is among the highest-calorie alcoholic beverages you can choose? Laced with sugar and sweet liqueur, just one margarita may contain as many calories as your meal.


Eight ounces of a standard margarita on the rocks will set you back about 455 calories, while a 12-ounce margarita has about 680 calories. Yikes!


With a few ingredient substitutions, you can make a Margarita that’s figure-friendly.


All you need to make a 105 calorie Margarita is tequila, orange and lime juice, and two packets of Truvia or Stevia.


Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill halfway with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice and garnish with a lime.

Relaxing on the patio with a magazine and a cocktail that’s figure-friendly is a perfect way to end a summer day.


Care to join me?


I found this recipe in Shape Magazine a long time ago and used their calorie calculation of 105 calories. When I put the ingredients into another calorie calculator, it comes up with 85 calories.


I’ll admit that this recipe is a very small portion, so if you want to double or triple it, if it is truly 85 calories, a double portion would only be 170 calories and a triple 255 calories. Another way to make the portion larger would be to add a bit of Diet Sprite to the mixture.


Regardless, this recipe is definitely lower calorie than a traditional Margarita made with Triple Sec, and it truly is tasty!



Recipe details

  • 1  Margarita
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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Ingredients


  • 3 T tequila
  • 1 1/2 T fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 packets of Truvia or Stevia

Instructions


Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill halfway with ice and shake vigorously.
Strain into a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice and garnish with a lime. 

Tips

  • This isn't a large serving but it is a tasty one!
Paula Skulina
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