If you’re a cocktail lover like us, then you’ll be no stranger to a margarita.
Nothing compares to the first sip of this classic mood setter or afternoon delight in the beating sun of a summer party. Or a Tuesday!
In this article we’ve rounded up 25 of the most breathtaking skinny spicy margarita recipes that will have you refreshed from the very first sip.
Made with all the most potent flavors of the desert- Silver Tequila, freshly-squeezed lime juice, agave honey and those juicy, punchy, jalapeño peppers- this is a colorful reminder of what Summertime is all about.
A light margarita that’s packed full of flavor and spice, this recipe is easy to make, refreshing and tastes even better than it looks.
Arrange lime juice, liquid stevia, and liberal amounts of tequila to create something zesty for this afternoon (arrange a spiced sugar rim for style and flavor bonus points!)
Healthy and hearty, this is a drink that won’t put a strain on your waistline!
There is nothing better than a margarita that bursts with a whole savannah of flavors.
A cocktail that keeps you thin? A flavorful drink that is low in calories? This jalapeños margarita blends together Silver Tequila with Lime Juice, Orange Juice and Agave Nectar to create a tangy bite that is floral, bitter, and pairs well with your diet.
Mix tequila or mezcal (or both!) with lime juice and sugar. Add orange juice to really make things more refreshing.
Jalapeños are sliced into strips and added to the mix to add a bit of zing, or pickled jalapeños for even more of a tangy kick.
If you also enjoy the sweetness of monk fruit, now’s your chance! Mix in some egg whites to give your drink that incredible signature foamy top, and top it off with some Tajin seasoning to give the drink some more kick.
Cantaloupes are delicious fruits- and let’s not forget, very good for you. They’re also a very common ingredient in Mexico.
Pineapples are also a fruit. Wouldn’t they both taste great in a margarita? Yes? Yes.
You’re going to want to try this pineapple margarita recipe from countrycleaver.com- and don’t worry you can find cantaloupe juice in Mexican food aisles in many stores if you can’t get the real thing.
Why not think about other sweet fruits, like guava? Mangoes? Stir in a subtle amount of vanilla essence or vanilla pods to really give this one a sweet and creamy edge.
Another gorgeous skinny margarita drink made from silver tequila, limes, maple syrup, and jalapeños.
This one is very spicy but still brings all the tart energy of the lime and the tequila, as well as something new: a little howdy-do from the other end of the North American continent in the form of rich, smoky Canadian maple syrup.
Explore all the flavors of the New World in just one drink with this weight-saving recipe!
This thoroughly exotic bitter margarita from Miami is sure to be an absolute showstopper at your next function- pour a solid 2 ounces of Casamigos Tequila, one ounce of lime juice, half an ounce of orange liqueur and half an ounce of hibiscus cordial through ice. Shake thoroughly, then top with fresh raspberries.
Another world tequila day recipe- this unique fusion of unheard of fruity and spicy notes.
Corralejo Silver Tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, Serrano pepper, agave syrup, Pineapple soda, and Tajin for the rim.
Watermelons are obviously incredibly sweet- but when you combine them with hot peppers, you get an amazing blur of flavors.
Jalapeños bring the heat, while watermelon adds sweetness and some well-needed coolness.
A classic mix of a barrel-load of the old favorites including fresh lime juice, tequila, a swig of orange juice, jalapeño peppers and honey.
This simpler cocktail still tastes great and is guaranteed to please a fan of convenience and slimming down.
Go easy on the balance so as not to ruin the mood (and a perfectly good drink), but otherwise this is one of the quickest and simplest recipes on our list.
The opportunities for experimentation are endless.
Perfect for bringing a theme to life with plenty of oohs and aahs from all your secretly jealous friends.
Alternately, bring a positive close to a rainy Tuesday by whipping up a pitcher and sitting on the couch in front of a bad movie, but with some good vibes.
Keeping slim this Summer means watching what you eat- but why should you suffer to watch what you drink? This gorgeous Skinny margarita recipe won’t weigh hard on you or your conscience, and is absolutely delicious to boot.
This recipe is more complicated- but sounds absolutely mouthwatering! Be the envy of the neighborhood with this one, and with none of the guilt of something heavy. Add cilantro to taste.
This Paloma is a refreshing mix made with tequila, grapefruit juice, and strawberries. Fresh basil gives it that zing that is often lost when it is cooked.
This recipe recommends using agave syrup instead of sugar for flavor, and to keep the pounds for creeping one while you’re trying to have fun.
Or, this Paloma has no alcohol at all! If you’re looking to keep things clean but still want all the refreshment of a good margarita, Zero-Proof’s Tequila Alternative recipe is hard to pass up.
Non-GMO and gluten free, this alternative even mimics the burn of tequila!
A simple take on the old classic that puts the tequila on full display.
Shake it with some ice, slap a slice of lime on it and call it a day- it’s marga time.
Another one from this tequila brand, this more refined take on the recipe is worth scouring the stores for some of the more high-falootin’ ingredients.
Sesión Blanco Tequila, Aperol, hibiscus syrup, Watermelon Juice, rosewater, and 3 dashes of Peychauds Bitters, shaken until cold and garnished with just a little grated chocolate (diet starts tomorrow right?) for something maybe a bit more on the decadent side of your summer drinks.
1800 are the purveyors of the famous coconut-infused Tequila, so this cocktail is very much designed to compliment that.
Take that coconut tequila, a spoonful of matcha powder, vanilla rice milk, syrup, a shake of cinnamon and perhaps a dash of lime for old time’s sake.
Serve over crushed ice and top with a grated cinnamon stick.
This slimline margarita is perfect if you’re being extra strict with yourself- the recipe simply calls for a bit of honey from the kitchen cupboard to sweeten.
Honey is a natural sugar and won’t settle in your body like the refined stuff that is bad for your health and makes you feel all sick.
This more bare-bones recipe is actually a callback to more traditional margaritas.
Another simple recipe that is sure to wow guests and your taste buds alike, simply add Cointreau and syrup to taste- and the recipe sits better if you allow it to chill in the fridge before you serve. Check it out!
A margarita that’s sure to bring some heat to your occasion! This recipe calls for more flavors of the desert; agave syrup and jalapeños to round off.
Have fun by keeping this recipe all to yourself and earning full access to every cocktail party for the rest of the summer!
A bit out there, but bear with the suggestion and the heat of cilantro will take you to new realms of pleasure in a glass if you’ll just let it!
Pineapple and jalapeños might not be where you thought we’d end up in the article, but nothing screams the Great Pacific more than this meeting of desert and tropical flavors. Well worth a try.
Spicy Margaritas are absolutely perfect for summer parties because they can be made in advance and stored in the fridge until needed.
They also make great pitcher accompaniments to your next BBQ or picnic.
We hope your warm afternoons are as good as our will be thanks to these fantastic recipes!