Low-Carb Margarita

This margarita recipe slashes 150 calories compared to typical margarita recipes made with syrupy-sweet margarita mix. Adding lime zest to the salt rim gives great flavor and cuts the salt in half.

Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings, about 2/3 cup each


  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • ½ cup fresh lime juice, plus 1 lime wedge

  • 1 cup seltzer or club soda

  • ¾ cup (6 ounces) tequila

  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) Triple Sec or Cointreau

  • Ice


  1. 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 (per serving)

181 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 2/3 cup
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 9g 18%
Protein 0g 0%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 15IU 0%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 3mcg 1%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 3mg 1%
Potassium 40mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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