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Keto Low-Carb Classic Skinny Margarita Cocktails

Keto Low-Carb Classic Skinny Margarita Cocktails are the best sugar-free drinks that are low in calories! There is 1 net carb in this margarita on the rocks. Restaurant margaritas are loaded with sugar and carbs. Ditch their version for homemade!

keto low carb skinny margaritas in glasses garnished with lime

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Keto-friendly cocktails can be difficult to come by if you aren’t armed with the appropriate information. This post includes tips on how to make your own drinks and also how to order when you are dining out in restaurants and/or bars.

A typical margarita is not keto-friendly. Most average about 500 calories and are loaded with refined sugar and sometimes high fructose corn syrup. 

You can make your margarita keto-friendly by using natural ingredients.

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How to Make Keto Margaritas?

  1. Gather your tequila, Be Mixed Natural Margarita Mixer, and a lime.
  2. Line the rim of a martini glass with lime and salt using a glass rimmer.
  3. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  4. Serve.

How to Order Low Carb Margarita

This post on How to Order a Skinny Margarita suggests that you first establish clear communication with the bartender and make them aware you do not want any sweet and sour mix in your margarita. Make sure they don’t add any agave nectar either, as that is just pure sugar as well. 

Tell the bartender you want nothing but tequila and club soda. And then you want a slice of lime to squeeze into the drink.

What Makes this Version Healthier

A skinny margarita typically omits the sweet and sour and other syrup which is high in calories and carbs. Sometimes orange juice is used instead, usually the focus is on calories and not net carbs (for which orange juice will not work for keto). You can read more about The Difference Between a Margarita and a Skinny Margarita here.

2 keto low carb skinny margaritas in glasses garnished with lime

How Many Calories and Carbs

This skinny margarita has 96 calories and 1 net carb. 

How Many Calories Are in a 12oz Frozen Margarita?

The frozen margaritas from Chili’s Restaurant have 200-500 calories and 30-50 grams of carbs per cocktail. 

2 keto low carb skinny margaritas in glasses garnished with lime
2 keto low carb skinny margaritas in glasses garnished with lime

Will Alcohol Knock You Out of Ketosis?

While I’m in ketosis one drink will usually do me just fine. I’m the type of girl who typically enjoys a few cocktails when I’m out for a good time. A keto lifestyle is completely different. You will feel the effects of alcohol a lot sooner. This is due to a change in metabolism and depleted glycogen.

In general, while on a healthy lifestyle alcohol can inhibit results if you are trying to lose weight. When you drink alcohol your liver will use the products of the metabolized alcohol instead of fat. Which means instead of burning fat, your body is working to get the alcohol out of your body.

Occasional drinks should not harm results. If you drink often during the week or every weekend, you could be slowing your fat-burning process down. Read more about If Alcohol Will Knock You Out of Ketosis here.

More Keto Cocktails Recipes

Keto Low-Carb Sangria
Keto Low-Carb Lemon Drop Martini
Keto Low-Carb Mojitos

Pair these margaritas with Homemade Guacamole, Keto Taco Bowls, Keto Barbacoa, or Keto Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

keto low carb skinny margaritas in glasses garnished with lime

Keto Low-Carb Classic Skinny Margarita Cocktails

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Keto Low-Carb Classic Skinny Margarita Cocktails are the best sugar-free drinks that are low in calories! There is 1 net carb in this margarita on the rocks. Restaurant margaritas are loaded with sugar and carbs. Ditch their version for homemade!

Ingredients

  • 1.5-2 oz of tequila (2oz will produce a stronger cocktail)
  • 4oz Be Mixed Margarita Cocktail Mixer
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice (divided)
  • kosher salt to line time rim of the glass (or sweetener)

Instructions

  1. Watch the video instructions below.
  2. Add one tablespoon of fresh lime juice and kosher salt (enough to line your margarita glass) to a glass rimmer.
  3. Dip the margarita glass in the fresh lime juice and then the salt to line the rim of the glass. You can also use sweetener.
  4. Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
  5. Next pour in the tequila, Be Mixed Margarita Cocktail Mixer, and one tablespoon of fresh squeezed lime.
  6. Shake the cocktail for several seconds.
  7. Pour the drink into the margarita glass.
Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving Calories 96Total Fat 0gCarbohydrates 1 netgProtein 0g
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Linda

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

What a great idea for cutting the calories in one of my favorite cocktails. I'll have to try ordering the tequila with club soda and a lime next time. Interesting info on how alcohol affects weight loss. Thanks for the tips.

Tara

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

Good to know that there are Keto-friendly drinks that can also be fun and tasty.