Some margarita moguls cringe at the mention of a skinny margarita, but I submit to you that it’s the ingredients AND the technique that make the drink.
A skinny margarita is simply a drink with fewer calories and sometimes fewer ingredients — and for our purposes, this Strawberry Skinny Margarita has fewer carbs.
You should know by now that the absence of carbs in no way equates to an absence of flavor! So, whether you’re having a few friends over or chillin’ poolside, skinny margarita mayhem can abound without leaving its mark on your waistline!
Making this skinny margarita recipe low carb style means that you can use your keto sweeteners and low carb fruits to create a low carb margarita that tastes better than its sugar saturated counterpart…
How to Make a Skinny Margarita
Here are just a few tips to ensure your drinks are delicious and require minimal effort, so you can enjoy all the refreshingly satisfying flavor this skinny margarita has to offer!
First, you’ll need to muddle the fruit. As tempting as it may be, don’t skip this step! Muddling fruit for alcoholic keto drinks enhances the flavor profile and adds layers of yummy flavor. Pro Tip: Avoid using glass for this step. Breaking a glass in the middle of making a drink is just a big mess to clean up and Murphy’s Law says that it will happen at the worst time!
Now, that doesn’t mean that you need some type of expensive tool to get the job done. Use a muddler if you have it. Otherwise, a wooden spoon and a plastic cup work just fine.
Everything else should already be on your low carb shopping list, thanks to all the other low carb recipes you’ve been working up! Trust me friends, cutting skinny margarita calories doesn’t mean cutting flavor!
Low Carb Alcohol Variations + Swaps
There are loads of low carb alcohol variations and swaps, to ensure you never need to enjoy the same drink (unless you want to). Here are a few tasty swaps and add-ons you may consider when crafting your very own skinny margarita:
- Don’t be afraid to use different low carb fruits to create your own signature skinny margarita.
- Try leaving out the fruit entirely for a traditional low carb margarita you and your friends will love!
- Make this skinny margarita recipe club soda style by adding just a cup of the carb free bubble water.
- If tequila isn’t your thing, you can try different liquors as well — your skinny margarita, your rules! For those that’re curious, many pure forms of alcohol, like whiskey, gin, tequila, rum and vodka are carb free.
Using this type of low carb liquor in combination with keto fruits, you can create an endless array of delicious low carb drinks to suit any occasion!
You May Also Like These Low Carb Alcoholic Drinks
Living a low carb lifestyle doesn’t mean you must avoid alcohol entirely. While you must choose your low carb beer and low carb wine carefully, there are lots of low carb alcoholic drinks you can enjoy. The key is careful selection and moderation!
Here is a list of other low carb alcoholic drinks that you can work into your rotation:
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- Keto White Russian
- Keto Mojito
- Keto Whiskey Sour
- Keto Martini
- Keto Eggnog
- Keto Moscow Mule
- Low Carb Sangria
- Low Carb Martini
- Low Carb Mulled Wine
Strawberry Skinny Margarita Recipe
Sippin’ on this skinny margarita makes me feel like I’m on a tropical vacation, smack dab in the middle of paradise! If you’re on the hunt for a strawberry skinny margarita recipe that won’t leave its mark on your waistline, then you are in for a treat!
This simple low carb cocktail has a clean, refreshing flavor that satisfies better than its sugar saturated substitute. Give it a try and let me know your thoughts in the comments section below! Cheers!
Strawberry Skinny Margarita
- Muddle strawberries in a cocktail shaker.
- Add erythritol, tequila, water, orange extract, lime juice, ice and cover and shake.
- Strain into a cocktail glass with ice. Garnish with strawberry slices and enjoy!