Low Carb Margarita | Sugar Free Skinny Margarita

This low carb margarita is a combination of blanco tequila, sparkling lemon-lime water with fresh squeezed lime and orange juice.

This cocktail is the ultimate 3.5 carb skinny margarita!

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Low Carb Margarita Recipe

It has been some time since I shared a cocktail on the blog!  

Lately I’ve been sticking to wine when I want an alcoholic beverage. The reason? Mainly because I just don’t enjoy super sugary cocktails as tempting as they might be.

Cocktails made with simple ingredients are the beverages that I’ve been gravitating towards.

Have you looked at the ingredient list for pre-made margarita mix? Aye! If you love it, then don’t look because what you are buying may not be what you expected.

Jose Cuervo pre-mix first ingredient is water followed by high fructose corn syrup. Super expensive water, yes? haha!

For this margarita recipe I lowered the sugar content significantly, which also limits the carbs!  Win-win!

Remember this gorgeous Blackberry Margarita? This was my first attempt at using fresh ingredients and a sugar-free simple syrup.  

Boy, this is a cocktail to savor!  It’s such a difference in taste from the drinks you buy at restaurants!

Another favorite cocktail is my Cara Cara Margarita, which gets its sweetness from the citrus.  

The only problem with the cara cara margarita is that the oranges are seasonal with limited availability.

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Skinny Margarita made with zero calorie sparkling water!

Each of those margaritas requires some patience because of the time it takes to prepare the juice.

Freshly juiced margaritas are worth the squeezing effort for sure, but when you want a SUPER simple cocktail this Low Carb Margarita is the one you’ll want to mix up all summer (year) long!

The base of this cocktail is a zero calorie, sugar-free lemon-lime flavored sparkling water.  

I usually keep the Le Croix brand of sparkling water stocked in the refrigerator,  but for this cocktail I used Lucky’s brand lemon-lime water.

This is a great cocktail to share with friends!  It doesn’t require a lot of prep time and it’s super tasty!

Only 119 calories and 3.5 carbs per drink.  You might as well enjoy TWO 🙂

You also might enjoy this low carb Moscow mule.

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Low carb margarita without sugar in a clear glass

Low Sugar Margarita Recipe {Low Carb}

This simple low carb margarita has all the flavor of a traditional cocktail, but without the sugar! Enjoy a skinny margarita at your next fiesta!
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Course: Uncategorized
Keyword: cocktail, drink, low carb, margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 1 1/2 ounce blanco tequila
  • 3-4 ounce lemon-lime sparkling water
  • 1/4 of orange fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 of lime fresh squeezed
  • salt for rim of glass optional


  • Add salt to rim of glass (optional).
  • Fill glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker add lemon-lime water, tequila, and fresh juices. Shake and pour into prepared glass.


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.5g | Protein: 0.2g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1.7g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

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  1. This has my name written all over it. I love sparkling water and just so happens I love margaritas lol. I can see myself drinking these all summer long by the pool!