Happy Hour: Skinny Margarita

By Alexandrea Garza
 June 25, 2020    |     

As a part of our summer entertaining series, we thought it would be so fun to make some summer cocktails! This next one we are trying, is a skinny margarita! This version is so refreshing and healthier than your average margarita as it does not use a pre-made mix. We made this margarita in these glasses that I found at Crate and Barrel- it comes in a set of eight. Here is what you will need to make it!

What You Need for a Skinny Margarita

Makes 1 drink (but you can double it or triple it)

  • Kosher salt 
  • Lime wedge for rim
  •  1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) silver tequila
  •  3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1-2 limes)
  •  Splash of triple sec
  •  1 teaspoon light agave nectar (another teaspoon can be added for sweetness)
  •  Ice

Making a Pitcher?

  • 8 ounces silver tequila — (1 cup)
  •  8 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice — (1 cup, from about 5 medium/large limes)
  •  Splash of triple sec
  •  2 tablespoons light agave nectar — or simple syrup, more if you prefer a sweeter margarita

The How To’s

  1. Pour a thin layer of salt onto a small plate. Rub a lime wedge around the top edge of your glass to moisten it, then dip the glass into the salt so that it sticks to the rim.
  2. Fill your glass with ice
  3. If you are making one or two margaritas, fill a small cocktail shaker with additional ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and agave. Tightly close and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds (it’s longer than you think). Strain into the rimmed glass over the ice.
  4. For a pitcher: In the bottom of a pitcher, stir together the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and agave (without ice). Pour from the pitcher into ice filled glasses with salt rim like in step one.

We got this recipe from here but you can really make this your own as we did not follow it exactly!

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