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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!
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.
Low Calorie Margarita Ingredients
All you need to make a 105 calorie Margarita is tequila, orange and lime juice, and two packets of Truvia.
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.
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!
- 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!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 0g