Seven "Skinny" Margarita Recipes for National Margarita Day

Seven "Skinny" Margarita Recipes for National Margarita Day | Wellness and Wanderlust Blog with Nicole O'Neil

Who knew National Margarita Day was a thing?!

Fun fact about me - tequila may or may not be my spirit animal ;)

So I obviously had to plan a Mexican themed fiesta to celebrate! Here are seven “skinny” margarita recipes I rounded up so you can enjoy this “very important national holiday” without totally derailing your healthy lifestyle. The secret… using fresh ingredients!

Remember, it is 100% okay to treat yourself once in awhile! It’s all about balance (which you might be lacking if you have too many of the drinks below hehe)! I included recipe pins so you can save them for later, too!


Keep it simple with this not-too-sweet three-ingredient cocktail.


  • 2 ounces Avión Silver or Reposado

  • 1 part fresh lime juice

  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar

  • 1 lime wheel, for garnish

DIRECTIONS: Combine first three ingredients in shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Fine-strain over fresh ice. Garnish with lime wheel.

Elevated Margarita Recipe


Add zero-calorie flavored sparkling water for a fun bubbly bevvy.


  • 3 ounces Sparkling ICE Lemon Lime

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila

  • Fresh squeezed orange juice

  • Fresh squeezed lime juice

  • 1 lime slice, for garnish

DIRECTIONS: Shake first four ingredients and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed with salt. Garnish with lime slice.

Slim and Sparkling Lemon-Lime Margarita Recipe


If lime makes you pucker, try this sweeter drink.


  • 1 1/2 ounces Tequila Avión

  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau Orange Liqueur

  • 1 ounce blood orange juice

  • 1/2 part fresh sour mix (ideally use fresh lime juice here!)

  • 1 orange twist, for garnish

DIRECTIONS: In a cocktail shaker, add first four ingredients with ice. Shake and strain (best served over fresh ice). Garnish with orange twist.

Blood Orange Margarita Recipe


Don’t waste your calories on bad tequila and sugary mixers. This elegant low-calorie, low-carb version is perfect any time you’re jonesing for a margarita.


DIRECTIONS: Pour first four ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until condensation forms. Pour into an elegant glass and top with seltzer.

Lemonade Margarita Recipe


The margarita and the old fashioned meet to make this spicy Mexican-inspired beverage.


  • 2 ounces Avión Añejo

  • 3/4 ounce hot pepper-infused agave nectar

  • 3 dashes orange bitters

  • 1 orange twist, for garnish

DIRECTIONS: Add Avión Añejo and agave to a mixing glass filled with ice. Top with orange bitters and gently stir. (You don’t want to break up the spirit or add any chipped ice to it.) Strain into a glass filled with ice. Finish off with orange twist.

Caliente Viejo Margarita Recipe


It may look like a traditional margarita, but Midori® gives this low-calorie cocktail a light melon flavor.


  • 1 ounce Midori® Melon Liqueur

  • 1 1/2 ounces Cabo Wabo ™ Blanco Tequila

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 lime wheel, for garnish

DIRECTIONS: Shake first three ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

Classic Midori Margarita Recipe


This gorgeous creation tastes like summer but is perfect to enjoy any time of year.


  • 10 medium frozen strawberries

  • 1 ripe peach, peeled and chopped

  • 2 ounces tequila

  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

  • 6 ounces sparkling water

DIRECTIONS: Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serves 2.

Strawberry-Peach Frozen Margarita Recipe

Do you have a favorite margarita recipe? Are you an on the rocks or blended kind of girl? Fruity or straight up traditional? Let me know in the comments! Cheers to you friend on National Margarita Day!