From low-carb drinks with tequila to all-natural margarita mixes, there is no shortage of cocktails you can conjure up that are better for your health than traditional recipes. Unfortunately, being health conscious and having dietary restrictions often comes with the notion that you must cut out certain foods and beverages. Keto is one example of a diet that leaves people feeling puzzled about what they can and cannot drink.
However, just because you are observing a keto diet does not mean you have to forfeit your love for margaritas. The right time for a refreshing, tangy, and tasty margarita is always—even if you are keto.
This might shock some, but we are here to set the record straight: you don’t have to forfeit sipping on your favorite cocktails just because you are following a keto diet. In fact, you can still stay true to keto guidelines and enjoy a tasty margarita at the same time.
What Ingredients Will You Need?
A traditional margarita calls for tequila, fresh limes, lime juice, salt, and a liqueur. Many people lean towards fruit-flavored liqueurs, such as strawberry or peach. We are here to challenge that notion.
Sure, you can make a keto margarita using a liqueur. While it might seem like a good move, most liqueurs and syrups are packed to the rim with sugar and carbs. If you are observing a keto diet, making a margarita that is low on carbs and simultaneously sugar-free is important.
This is where most people chime in and suggest swapping liqueur for a sugar-free liqueur or syrup. We want to challenge that preconceived notion further because we know you can do better. How about creating a cocktail with Skinny Mixes?
Skinny Mixes’ Naturally Sweetened Margarita mixes are not only low calorie, low sugar, and low carb, but they are packed with flavor. Unlike other mixes, ours are made with agave nectar, a hint of pure cane sugar, and stevia. Think of our Skinny Mixes as the perfect cocktail companion—equal amounts of tart and sweet, without any of the unnecessary carbs, sugar, and calories. Our Skinny Mixes are the perfect go-to for any and every type of cocktail, including keto-friendly margaritas.
Let’s Make A Keto-Friendly Margarita
Our Skinny Mixes allow you to make a tasty and refreshing keto margarita in half the time. Here’s what to do:
Gather Your Ingredients
To make an awesome keto-friendly margarita, you simply need the following:
- Two ounces of your favorite tequila
- Salt for rimming the glass (although this is optional)
- Lime wedge for garnish
- Your selection of any of our four tasty Skinny Mixes’ Naturally Sweetened Margarita mixes.
Step One: Get the Glass Ready
First, you will want to rim a glass with salt. Once it is rimmed to your liking, add ice to your glass.
Note that this is an optional step. You can decide to omit the extra salt from your drink.
Step Two: Mix Ingredients
With your glass rimmed and ready to go, it’s time to add ice to your shaker. Then, add the tequila and your choice of Skinny Mix margarita mix.
Step Three: Shake, Shake, Shake
Give your muscles a proper workout by giving your shaker a few good shakes.
Step Four: Pour
Strain the perfect blend of Skinny Mix and tequila into the glass, straight up or over the ice.
Step Five: Garnish and Enjoy
Garnish the top of your margarita with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.
Most importantly, enjoy your keto-friendly margarita!
Variations of the Recipe
You're not limited to the recipe we provided. If you’re looking for a little variety, we have a couple of ways to give your keto margarita some more pizazz. Try these suggestions below:
Spice It Up
If you want to add some heat to your keto-friendly margarita, try mixing jalapeños, stevia, pure cane sugar, and agave nectar with tequila and our Natural Spicy Margarita mix for the perfect balance of spicy and sweet.
Let’s Make It Fruity
Craving a fruity keto-friendly margarita? Try our best-selling Strawberry Key Lime Margarita Mix or our Peaches Margarita Mix. Made with fresh and juicy fruit. Both will invigorate your taste buds while keeping you following keto guidelines.
Keto and Margaritas Are Not Mutually Exclusive
Don’t think that just because you follow a keto diet, you need to cut out all the fun from what you consume. Instead, treat yourself to a margarita with one of the keto-friendly margarita mixes from Skinny Mixes!