Make margaritas healthy
Love tequila, but hate the calorie count in margaritas? Lighten up your favorite tangy drinks with these nine satisfying margarita recipes, all under 300 calories.
Frosty Blended Margaritas
Most frozen margaritas at restaurants can weigh in at 500 calories or more! But this one packs all the cool refreshment in 179 calories.
Ingredients: Limes, salt, Mexican limóns, tequila, Cointreau, superfine sugar, ice
Try this recipe: Frosty Blended Margaritas
Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl Margarita
The ultimate diet-friendly margarita, this drink uses low-cal lime juice as a mixer for premium tequila. You'll get the great salty flavor for less than 200 calories.
Ingredients: Clear premium tequila, orange liquor, limes, Grand Marnier
Calories: 160 (approximate)
Try this recipe: Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl Margarita
Strawberries give a delicious splash of sweetness to these traditionally tangy cocktails. And the addition of fruit gives you 3 grams of fiber.
Ingredients: Strawberries, crushed ice, tequila, limes, sugar, Cointreau
Try this recipe: Strawberry Margaritas
Lime Sorbet Margaritas
This simple recipe can double as an after-dinner cocktail and dessert. Using lime sorbet creates the frozen margarita taste, but keeps the drink at a lean and mean 186 calories.
Ingredients: Limes, sugar, lime sorbet, tequila
Try this recipe: Lime Sorbet Margaritas
You'll love the fruity taste of these margaritas. They do contain a bit more alcohol than our other recipes, but sweet strawberries mellow out the salty tequila taste.
Ingredients: Strawberries, banana, tequila, Triple Sec, limes, crushed ice
Try this recipe: Strawberry-Banana Margarita
Key Lime Margarita
This traditional margarita uses key limes, which are slightly tangier and more tart than their Persian counterparts. If you really like a kick, add 1.5 teaspoons of jalapeño chile sauce.
Ingredients: Key limes, agave nectar, tequila, orange liqueur
Calories: 283 (approximate)
Try this recipe: Key Lime Margarita
Adding sugar to the lemon and lime juices makes for a sweet drink with a tart aftertaste. And if you don't like tequila, swap the liquor for 1/2 cup fresh orange juice.
Ingredients: Sugar, limes, lemon juice, orange liqueur, gold tequila
Calories: 250 (approximate)
Try this recipe: Margarita Granita
These drinks add the cool, mild taste of cucumbers to tangy citrus juice and tequila. The result is the perfect treat to enjoy during happy hour.
Ingredients: Cucumbers, limes, Cointreau, tequila, Grand Marnier, ice
Calories: 248 (approximate)
Try this recipe: Cucumber Margaritas
This drink is part smoothie, part margarita, with all the delicious flavors of both. Plus the mango and lime juice pack this sweet drink with vitamin C.
Ingredients: Ice, mango, avocado, limes, tequila, orange juice, sugar, Triple Sec
Try this recipe: Mango-Avocado Margarita