skinny margarita

July 31, 2012 by Angie

I love a good margarita. By a good margarita I mean no sugary sour mix. This skinny margarita is my favorite drink to make at home. It’s a hybrid of two delicious low-sugar recipes: Bethenny Frankel’s and this one from Low-Carb Diets from


2 ice cubes
1 or 2 shots of tequila
1/4 tsp orange extract (or about half of a shot of Cointreau or any orange liqueur – I suggest cutting the tequila by the amount of Cointreau so as not to become totally wastefaced after one drink.)
1 tsp agave nectar
juice of one lime


Put two ice cubes in a 6 or 8 oz bar glass. You can salt the rim first if you’re feeling fancy.

Pour in the tequila, orange extract or Cointreau, and agave nectar.

Use a juicer to squeeze the juice of one lime directly into the glass.

Fill the glass to the top with water and stir. If it isn’t sweet enough for you, add more agave nectar by the half teaspoon to taste. Garnish with a lime wedge for classy presentation.

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