Skinny Spicy Margarita Recipe

Skinny margarita is an exciting name indeed! The drink is called skinny because it is the light version of the classic margarita. The skinny spicy margarita is a refreshing and lightly sweetened cocktail for summers. This low-calorie cocktail is perfect for celebrating your summers with liveliness. Making skinny spicy margarita is relatively easy as you need just a few natural ingredients. The recipe I m going to share with you is entirely sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly.

Recipe of Skinny Spicy Margarita

A skinny margarita itself has fewer calories and less sugars. A classic margarita has more calories because of orange liquor. But in the skinny margarita recipe, orange liquor is replaced by orange juice, which doesn’t increase the calorie count. Along with orange juice, a touch of jalapeno also enhances the favor of skinny spicy margarita. The details of ingredients and the recipe steps are given below.

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For a refreshing skinny spicy margarita, you will need the following ingredients.

  • Jalapeno slices
  • Orange juice
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Sea salt
  • Tequila (In this recipe, white tequila, also called tequila Blanco is used, but you can also replace it with silver tequila if you like it)
  • Agave syrup (used to add sweetness to the margarita)


Step 1: Preparing the Glass

Take sea salt and add it on a shallow plate. The plate should be deep enough to fit the rim of your serving margarita glass. You will require enough salt to dip the rim. The salt will not be wasted as you can put it back in the pantry to use for other recipes. So, add a 1cm thick layer of sea salt to the plate.

Now rub the rim of the glass with a lime wedge. This step will wet the glass rim to stick it with salt and add a little lime flavor. It will help if you wet about 3 mm of the glass rim. This is the time to dip the glass into the salt, and it will stick to it. Keep the glass in the freezer for at least 20 minutes. This step will allow the glass to frost, set the glass rim, and make the margarita more delicious to serve.

Step 2: Spice It Up

Add jalapeno slices along with crushed ice into a cocktail shaker. Mix up the jalapeno into the ice with a wooden spoon, and then release some spice into the cocktail shaker.

Step 3: Shake It Well 

After adding jalapeno, you should now add agave syrup, orange juice, and lime juice to the shaker. Then shake the mixture vigorously for at least one minute. Shaking may hurt your arm, but you have to be vigorous while shaking because it will release the flavors.

Step 4: Serving

Take a margarita serving glass from your freezer. Half filled this glass with crushed ice. Now strain the margarita cocktail into this glass over crushed ice. For decoration and serving, add a few jalapeno slices to the glass.

Calories and Nutrition Details 

The recipe, as mentioned above, is for 3Oz skinny spicy margarita. The 3 Oz serving contains 195 Kcal only, which is 50-70 Kcal less than the actual classic margarita. Moreover, the recipe has 9 grams of sugar which is 7 grams less than the actual recipe.

Those who don’t want to add too much sugar can replace orange juice with orange stevia drops. You can also use the natural orange extract in place of orange juice.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between a margarita and a skinny margarita?

A skinny margarita is basically a low-calorie version of the actual classic margarita. In a classic margarita, orange liquor is used like a triple sec or Grand Marnier, while in a skinny margarita, fresh orange juice is used along with a small amount of agave nectar. Moreover, there is also a 50-70 Kcal difference between these two. A skinny margarita has fewer calories compared to the classic margarita.

2. What is a skinny margarita made up of?

Spicy skinny margarita is made up of fresh orange juice, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and tequila. Orange juice is used in place of orange liquor to decrease the calories.

3. Are margaritas fattening?

A classic margarita has more than 200 calories, especially if it is made in any restaurant or hotel. Margaritas served in hotels have more sugar and salt content; thus, they have more calories and are surely fattening.


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