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Spicy Skinny Margarita Recipe

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This Spicy Skinny Margarita Recipe is perfect for warm days and Cinco de Mayo parties. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this delicious drink in no time, and feel good about drinking it.

Spicy Skinny Margarita in a serving glass, garnished with lime and jalapeno on the side.

One of my favorite thing about Cinco de Mayo is that it gives me a chance to combine my two favorite things, Mexican food and spicy margaritas. What’s not to love about a holiday that combines those two awesome things? 

I’m a huge fan of Frozen Margaritas, however with this recipe, when you add a little heat to this delicious adult beverage, it just takes this classic cocktail to a whole different level.

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A Healthy Twist on the Classic Margarita Recipe 

I love a sweet and tangy classic margarita, there is just something refreshing and comforting about the lime based drink. But, when I’m watching my sugar intake I come back to this skinny margarita recipe, because it’s low in sugar so I can feel better about drinking it.

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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This delectable cocktail recipe makes the perfect accompaniment to your Cinco de Mayo celebrations – with just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this tantalizing beverage in no time and feel guilt-free while sipping on it.

  • It’s easy to make with just simple ingredients. 
  • You can enjoy this cocktail without having to worry about how much sugar is in it. 
  • This cocktail is zesty and flavorful and is always a crowd pleaser with your guests. 

If you are looking for another delicious margarita recipe to make on a hot day, look no further than this Cotton Candy Margarita recipe.

🥘 Ingredients

To make this spicy cocktail recipe you will need a few basic ingredients, however these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery and liquor store. So, next time you are near the store stop by and grab these ingredients, you won’t regret it.

  • Tequila:  I recommend a good quality tequila for the best flavor in this drink. 
  • Triple Sec: This orange liqueur will add a sweet citrus flavor to your cocktail. 
  • Jalapeno: Look for a fresh and ripe jalapeno that is firm without blemishes. 
  • Sweetener: You will need your favorite sugar free sweetener. I used Splenda this time, but Monk Fruit Sweetener is a great alternative as is Stevia. 

This is a quick overview of the ingredients that you need. You can find the full list of ingredients in the recipe card below.

🔀 Substitutions

Liqueur: Cointreau or Grand Mariner could be switched out for the triple sec. 

Sweetener: If you aren’t worried about the sugar content you can use sugar or simple syrup to sweeten this drink.

🌈 Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Here are a few ways that you can personalize this delectable drink to make it your own: 

  • Juice: For added sweetness, add a splash of orange juice or pineapple juice. 
  • Spice: If you want to spice things up even more, try adding a few shakes of cayenne pepper or tajin seasoning. 

If you are looking for a sweet version of this tasty drink look no further than this Blackberry Margarita recipe.

🥄 Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this low sugar cocktail recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to sip on this guilt free cocktail. 

🔪 How to Make This Spicy Skinny Margarita Recipe

Making this spicy margarita is super simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a refreshing drink with a little bit of heat in no time at all. 

Step 1: Add the ice 

Add ice to your blender. 

Step 2: Juice the limes

Juice the limes and pour the juice over your ice. 

pouring the lime juice into a glass bowl with ice in it.

Step 3: Add most of the ingredients

Add the sweetener, tequila, and triple sec to your blender.

pouring tequila into a glass bowl with ice in it.

Step 4: Add Jalapeno and Blend

Add 2 or 3 slices of jalapeno to the ice (if you don’t want your margarita to be really spicy, don’t add the seeds). Blend until the ice is crushed.

using an immersion blender, blend the ingredients in a glass bowl.

Step 5: Rim the glasses

Rim the glass by coating the edge with lime juice and then dipping into salt. 

Step 6: Finish and serve

Pour the margarita mixture into the glass and serve.

Spicy Skinny Margarita in a serving glass, garnished with lime and jalapeno on the side.

🍽️ Serving Suggestions

This drink pairs well with just about any dish, but I have to say that my main dish to serve this beverage with is an easy recipe like these Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos. You could also end with a sweet treat like these Margarita Cookies.

Spicy Skinny Margarita in a serving glass, garnished with lime and jalapeno on the side.

👩‍🍳 Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to help ensure that this beverage turns out perfectly for you every time that you make it. 

  • I recommend that you use a high powered blender like a Ninja for Vitamix if you want a smooth beverage with perfectly crushed ice. 
  • Instead of rimming your glass in salt, you could use sugar instead. 
  • For a beautiful garnish, add some lime wedges or jalapeno slices to the rim of your glass. 
  • I highly recommend using fresh lime juice, but bottled juice will work in this cocktail also.

❓ Recipe FAQs

Do you have questions about this delicious margarita recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.

How to store

This cocktail is best enjoyed fresh, so I recommend that you only make what you can drink right away.

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

The skinny margarita does not contain any added sugars, instead you use a sugar free substitute which helps to reduce the calories in this drink.

Does a skinny margarita have less alcohol?

No, it still contains the same amount of alcohol as a regular margarita.

Why is it called a skinny margarita?

The name refers to the fact that it has less sugar, making it lower in calories than a traditional margarita.  

🙏 Pairing

These are my favorite dishes to serve with this Spicy Skinny Margarita:

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Spicy Skinny Margarita Recipe

Corinne Schmitt
This Spicy Skinny Margarita is a refreshing beverage with a hint of spice that will add a little flare to your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Beverages
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 Margarita
Calories 95 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Cocktail glasses
  • juicer

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add ice to your blender.
  • Juice the limes and pour the juice over your ice.
  • Add the sweetener, tequila, and triple sec to your blender.
  • Add 2 or 3 slices of jalapeno to the ice (if you don't want your margarita to be really spicy, don't add the seeds). Blend until the ice is crushed.
  • Rim the glass by coating the edge with lime juice and then dipping into salt.
  • Pour the margarita mixture into the glass and serve.

Notes

  • I recommend that you use a high powered blender like a Ninja for Vitamix if you want a smooth beverage with perfectly crushed ice.
  • Instead of rimming your glass in salt, you could use sugar instead.
  • For a beautiful garnish add some lime wedges or jalapeno slices to the rim of your glass.
  • I highly recommend using fresh lime juice, but bottled juice will work in this cocktail also.

Nutrition

Serving: 1DrinkCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 29mgPotassium: 308mgFiber: 8gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 285IUVitamin C: 95mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 2mg
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