Beet Margaritas

Drink your vegetables at happy hour with these beet margaritas, also known as "margabeetas." These cocktails get their gorgeous pink hue naturally from inherently sweet beet juice. You can buy the juice in the produce section of most grocery stores, or juice your own at home.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
5 cocktails


  • 1 cup tequila, chilled

  • 1 cup beet juice, chilled

  • ½ cup lime juice, plus 1 lime wedge

  • ¼ cup triple sec

  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup (see Tip)

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (Optional)

  • Ice cubes


  1. Combine tequila, beet juice, lime juice, triple sec and simple syrup in a pitcher.

  2. If you want a salted rim, place salt on a small plate. Rub the rims of 6 glasses with the lime wedge and dip in the salt. Fill the glasses with ice and pour about 1/2 cup of the margarita mixture into each glass.


Tip: To make your own simple syrup: Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Let cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

To make ahead: Refrigerate the margarita mix (Step 1) for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

176 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars 7g 14%
Protein 1g 1%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 12IU 0%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 2mcg 1%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 2mg 1%
Potassium 145mg 3%

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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