This skinny margarita recipe saves 150 calories compared to traditional margarita recipes made with syrupy-sweet margarita mix and gets back to the basics--fresh lime juice, tequila and Triple Sec are all you need. Adding lime zest to the salt rim gives great flavor and cuts the salt in half.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012


Recipe Summary

10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine lime zest and salt on a small plate. Combine lime juice, seltzer (or club soda), tequila and Triple Sec (or Cointreau) in a pitcher. Rub the rim of four 10-ounce glasses with the lime wedge and dip in the lime-salt. Fill the glasses with ice and top with the margarita mixture.


Nutrition Facts

181 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 12g 4% DV; dietary fiber 0.1g 1% DV; sugars 9.1g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 15.2IU; vitamin c 9.3mg 16% DV; folate 3mcg 1% DV; calcium 4.6mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 2.8mg 1% DV; potassium 39.7mg 1% DV; sodium 101mg 4% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV; added sugar 9g.