5 Best Healthy Margarita Recipes To Try Today

The sour, citrus and smooth tequila taste that makes up a margarita is part of the reason so many of us love drinking them from time to time. Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktails bursting with flavor that many of us keep coming back to.

Unfortunately this fruitful drink is filled with sugar and calories having even more than beer, however there are ways you can mix up a margarita without it having to be so bad in a diet so you can rest easy while you enjoy it.

Here are 5 of the best healthy margarita recipes you should be trying out right now.

Skinny Margaritas

Skinny Margaritas

A popular variant of the standard margarita, this recipe is made from fresh lime juice, orange juice and agave nectar to still give it that fruity flavor, but make it that much healthier.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of silver tequila 
  • 3 tbsp of fresh lime juice 
  • 2 tbsp of fresh orange juice 
  • Kosher or coarsely ground sea salt 
  • 1tbsp of light agave nectar 
  • 1 lime wedge

Step 1 – Prepare Glass 

Start by slicing off just a small piece of the lime and running it across the rim of your glass, and add ice cubes to the glass so it’s ready and set it aside.

Step 2 – Prepare The Juice

Continue by filing a small cocktail shaker with ice and pouring in the freshly squeezed lime, tequila, orange juice and agave nectar ready to mix. Put the lid on the top, shake for about 30 seconds and then strain the liquid into your glass. 

Finish the glass off with a slice of lime and there you have it, an easy to make but much healthier margarita still full of fruity flavor.

Honey Sweetened Margarita

Honey Sweetened Margarita

Not only does this recipe switch out many of the unhealthier parts of a margarita that come with a lot of calories, it adds a hint of honey to give this a unique sweet flavor on the taste buds.

Ingredients

  • Sliced lime 
  • 3 or 4 cubes of ice 
  • 3 ounces of honey syrup 
  • Tajin for the glass rim 
  • 3 ounces of lime juice
  • 4 ounces of tequila 
  • Club soda or sparkling water 

Step 1 – Prepare The Glass

Rub a slice of lime around the rim of the glass and then, put some of the Taijin on a small plate and roll the rim of the glass in where it will pick it up around the rim edges.

Insert 2 to 3 ice cubes into each glass.

Step 2 – Mix The Ingredients 

Fill up the cocktail shaker with ice, honey syrup, tequila and lime juice. Shake this for 30 to 45 seconds and then carefully pour into each glass. 

Step 3 – Top Up

Top each glass with club soda or sparkling water for a dash of added healthy flavor. Have fun experimenting with different sparkling flavors to see which you like the most in this hey based recipe.

Pomegranate Margarita

Pomegranate Margarita

A recipe that cuts down the sugar level by a large amount, this recipe infuses pomegranate for a sweetened flavor that is great for losing weight.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of pomegranate juice 
  • 1 ounce of tequila 
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice 
  • 1 lime wedge 
  • 1 tbsp of fresh pomegranate seeds 
  • 1/4 ounce of Cointreau 

Step 1 – Fill Up Glasses With Ice

Fill each glass with 2 to 3 cubes of ice, you can add some flavoring to the rims if you wish, however it is not essential for this recipe because of how striking the pomegranate flavor is.

Step 2 –  Combine Ingredients

Mix together the tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker for about 30 seconds until flavourful and smooth. 

Step 3 – Stir And Serve

Stir the mixture and finish it off with some lime wedge and pomegranate seeds for a fruitful drink that bursts with flavors while containing a very low amount of sugar compared to regular margaritas.

Avocado Pineapple Margarita

Avocado Pineapple Margarita

Just like standard margaritas this drink is perfect for those warmer days where the sun is shining, however it is much healthier with its sweet mixture of avocado and pineapple.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of cubed pineapples
  • 2 tbsp of avocado 
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice 
  • 1 1/2 ounces of tequila 
  • 3 tsp of chili powder 
  • 1 tbsp of lime zest

Step 1 – Prepare Glass Rim 

Combine together the lime zest, chili powder and salt on a shallow plate and stir them together. Wet the rim with a lime wedge and then press it into the salt mixture and twist it around until it makes a thick coating on the rim.

Step 2 – Combine Ingredients 

Next, combine together the coconut, avocados, lime juice, tequila and agave syrup in the cocktail shaker. Muddle these together and then place to the side when done.

Step 3 – Serve Margarita

Add some shaken up ice to the finished drink filled up with the cocktail and finish it off with a lie or pineapple wedge for a fruity and healthy drink perfect for those warmer seasons.

Sauvignon Blanc Margarita

Sauvignon Blanc Margarita

This recipe is a healthy option for those lovers of the sweeter tasting margaritas.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce of tequila 
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of ginger beer 
  • 1/2 ounce of agave 
  • Salt 
  • 3 to 4 lime wheels

Step 1 – Prepare Glass

Start by rubbing some lime along the rim along with rolling the glass in some salt on a small plate. Insert 2 to 3 ice cubes in the glass.

Step 2 – Mix Together Ingredients 

In a cocktail shaker mix the tequila, ginger beer, agave and lime juice until completely smooth and ready to serve.

Step 3 – Finish Off With Lime Wheels

Garnish the drink with the lime wheels and you’ll have one of the sweetest margarita recipes that remains very low in calories and incredibly healthy. 

Summary

Try out some of these margarita recipes so you can enjoy this fan favorite cocktail without having that lingering worry of how many calories you’re consuming, simply mix these healthy ingredients together and enjoy this sweetened treat on a warm summer’s day.