There’s nothing better than a flavorful and refreshing Skinny Margarita when the weather turns warm!
With fresh lime and Blanco tequila, it’s a simple cocktail that totally hits the spot.
Like restaurants have House Margaritas, this lightened up skinny version is my go-to recipe when I want a delicious tequila drink.
You know I love easy cocktails to make at home and this one is SO easy! It’s just 3 ingredients and no fancy techniques are needed. Cheers!
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The best skinny margarita recipe
We all have that night from college that left us swearing off tequila forever. But it’s time to move on.
Don’t miss out on a whole category of drink recipes because you overindulged on the cheap stuff!
I’m not saying splurge for the super-premium stuff, but there are a few good options to turn to for a better tequila experience.
I’ve tried a few margarita recipes over the years. But I hate the ones using mixes and I really wanted to make it a little more clean in terms of ingredients.
Although I don’t really look at the nutrition content of my cocktails (although I do not drink Pina Coladas or the like very often – because holy sugar bomb!) I like to drink margaritas often.
I need my house margarita to be a skinny margarita.
What’s the difference between a margarita and a skinny margarita
A skinny margarita is typically lower in calories and has less sugar than a margarita.
Skinny margs use fresh fruit and more natural sweeteners (if needed) to replace the mixers and extra liqueur in margaritas.
How to Make a Skinny Casa Margarita
I sometimes call this my Casa Margarita (which means house in Spanish). That name totally fits especially since I typically use Casamigos Tequila.
- Casamigos Tequila
- fresh lime juice
- Sparkling Spring Water
You HAVE to use fresh lime juice. There’s no alternative. It just won’t be the same.
Because there are only 3 ingredients, you want each one to be great. And fresh lime juice is a must.
I really prefer to use sparkling spring water in this easy margarita recipe.
Club Soda is too bubbly. This spring water helps bring out natural sweetness (no sugars or calories in spring water) from the lime with just a touch of sparkle. But like, just barely.
What’s the Best Tequila for Margaritas
If there is a tequila that you know you enjoy, use that! But if you are afraid of tequila, or just looking for a suggestion here are the 2 that I love.
I prefer a Silver or Platinum tequila over something with color to it like a reposado.
Reposado tequilas are aged in oak barrels which gives them more flavor.
But like I don’t love an oaky Chardonnay, I feel like my mouth picks up on the subtle oakiness and I don’t enjoy them nearly as much as the silver.
I love the Casamigos Silver Tequila. It’s smooth and flavorful and made by George Clooney. So how can it be bad? Just kidding.
I know how awful some celebrity run liquors are. But George is just icing on the cake. This is delicious and a great one for sipping, shots or using in margaritas. 750 mL is about $35.
I really want George Clooney to take me to Tequila, Mexico so I can see how they make this. Amal can come too.
It was the smoothest, non-burning your throat off tequila I’ve ever tasted. I remember how surprised I was at how tasty it was when sipped. And the price point is totally reasonable. 750 mL is about $30.
This one is great for shots because of its smoothness!
This clean margarita is super easy to make and I know you’ll love it!
I prefer to make my house margarita on the rocks, but if you like yours blended just grab your blender and mix it up!
To a cocktail shaker, add the tequila and lime juice.
Add ice and shake well.
I like to be able to use my glasses for several types of drinks. But if you think a margarita tastes better out of a margarita glass then by all means, do that!
Top with Sparkling Water.
Give it a stir.
I love bar spoons, don’t you? They’re so classy looking. I think they make me look more like a legit bartender than I really am.
There are flavored sparkling waters that you can also try but I prefer to keep this one really simple and rely on the flavor of the fresh limes and tequila.
Garnish with a slice of lime. Or don’t. Whatever.
I like to think of this as a perfect mom margarita.
It’s quick and easy and won’t totally undo your diet (because if you’re like me, now that you are 40 your body stores food like a chipmunk stores nuts.)
It will keep you from having to hand squeeze the limes each time. And ALWAYS buy more limes than you think you need so you don’t end up short on juice.
To get the most juice out of your limes, microwave them for about 8 seconds. Then, on a counter, apply pressure down on the lime with your palm and roll it back and forth.
It will loosen up the membranes, etc and help release juice, especially on the ones that feel extra tough.
I love making my house margarita when I have my girlfriends over. They all love sipping on them too.
More Tequila Recipes:
- The Best Frozen Margarita Recipe uses limeade to make things tangy and refreshing!
- A Blended Cucumber Margarita that is just like I sipped on my trip to Mexico.
- A Mexican Mule that is a fun tequila twist on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail.
- Casamigos Margarita Recipe via Casamigos
- Light Mezcal Margarita Recipe via Celebrations at Home
Skinny House Margarita Recipe
- 1 1/2 oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 3 oz Sparkling Spring Water
- To a cocktail shaker, add the Blanco tequila and fresh squeezed lime juice.
- Add ice and shake well.
- Strain into a lowball glass over fresh ice.
- Top with Sparkling Water.
- Give it a stir.
- Garnish with a slice of lime.
Pin My House Skinny Margarita Recipe for Later
This yummy Skinny Margarita is one of my go-to summer cocktails and the one that I make when I want to sip on something lime-y and refreshing.