105 Calorie Margarita

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!

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105 Calorie Margarita

A group of friends meets for monthly “Margarita Mondays”.  I love getting together with my friends but I often skip the Margarita because of the calories.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a Margarita but I work hard to maintain my figure and I hate to drink my calories, I’d rather eat them.

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.

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Low Calorie Margarita Ingredients

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

Ingredients to Make a Low Calorie Margarita

How to Make a 105 Calorie Margarita

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. 

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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?

The Big Question – Is this Really 105 Calories?

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!

Yield: 1 serving

105 Calorie Margarita

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Enjoy a Margarita without the guilt with this low-calorie recipe.


  • 3 T Tequila
  • 1 1/2 T fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp orange juice  (fresh squeezed or bottled)
  • 2 packets Truvia


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

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g


    1. I didn’t get one made yesterday for Cinco de Mayo but I am planning to celebrate with one tonight, a day late.


  1. Seeing your low cal margarita recipe is very timely. I was just having a conversation with my hairdresser about a low-calorie margarita recipe she drinks. Pinned and I’ll be sharing this with her for another option. Thanks Paula 🙂

    1. Thank you for sharing this with your hairdresser! I love a Margarita but once you know how many calories are in one, they are less appealing!


    1. I’m going to try adding Diet Sprite to the one I plan to make this evening. That will make the portion size larger but not add calories.


  2. I am pinning this and may make it tomorrow for Cinco de Mayo!! Thanks for sharing this. I have been trying to be better about limiting sugar, etc. The perfect skinny margarita!


  3. Hey, Paula!
    This looks so good! Margaritas are my very favorite cocktail, especially the frozen variety! I love your “skinny” version! I will have to play around with your recipe and see if I can make it in a frozen form. The calories in a regular margarita…gasp!

    >>> Kim

  4. MMM. Absolutely love Margaritas! Now I can drink more (HIC). Pinned for my patio. We do Margarita Tuesday. Love all the recipes on your site.

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