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!
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!
105 Calorie Margarita
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!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
Looks yummy and so perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
I didn’t get one made yesterday for Cinco de Mayo but I am planning to celebrate with one tonight, a day late.
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 🙂
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!
Sound good I will give it a try
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.
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!
The calories info is an eye-opener!
I know! I’d rather eat than drink my calories.
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!
P.S. Thanks for sharing this at Homestyle Gathering!
If you figure out a frozen version, please let me know!
Yum, I just pinned this recipe for a treat!
Happy Mother’s Day, Kippi
Thanks for pinning, Kippi!
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.
Any day is a good day for a Margarita!
Paula – congrats…your post was our most clicked at Best of the Weekend this week! Cheers!
That makes me so happy, Shelley! Thank you so much for letting me know.
I love this recipe Paula so much that I featured it as one of my features on our link party, celebrate your story. Please check it out at http://www.MeandMyCaptain.com, Monday at 8 pm when we go live each week.
Thanks for linking up with us..