Skinny Spicy Margarita Recipe

The best way to beat the summer heat is with a spicy low-calorie cocktail. Today I bring you my favorite skinny spicy Margarita recipe that is gluten-free, and low on sugar – a perfect drink for vegans!

After a long day at work, having a glass of cold margarita is a way to refresh in summer. However, if you are vegan, your options are very limited. There are tons of alcohol options that are vegan and can be used to concoct a refreshing low-calorie drink at home.

This margarita recipe uses tequila. Tequila is made from blue agave and is cruelty-free alcohol – a perfect choice for vegan margaritas.

A normal margarita that you will find in most bars is high in sugar. Most usually contain 16 grams of sugar per 3 oz serving. This is because classic margarita uses high-sugar alcohol with orange or fruit juices to add flavor to the drink.

Skinny spicy margarita replaces the orange liqueur with a touch of jalapeno for an extra kick of flavor. This recipe only requires a few ingredients like:

  • Tequila (of choice but I recommend using Tequila Blanco)
  • Jalapeno slices 
  • Fresh lime juice 
  • Orange juice 
  • Sea salt 
  • Agave syrup (adds a sweet touch to the drink)

easy skinny spicy margarita recipe

How to Make Skinny Spicy Margarita At Home 

Follow this simple Skinny Spicy Margarita Recipe to try at home during the summer.

                    ⏱ Prep Time: 5 minutes | 🔥 Cook Time: 0 minutes | 🍽 Serving: 1


  • 1/4 cup tequila blanco
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
  • 3-4 fresh jalapeno slices
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2/3 cup crushed ice
  • Sea salt for glass rims


  1. Spread sea salt into a small plate. Rub the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and dip the rim of the glass into the salt plate.
  2. Place the glass in the fridge to cool it.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add crushed ice, with jalapeno slices. Crush the jalapenos to release the juice.
  4. Add tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and agave syrup to the shaker.
  5. Close the shaker and shake till cold.
  6. Remove the glass from the fridge, add ice and strain the cocktail in the glass.
  7. Garnish with fresh lime wedges and jalapeno slices. Serve chilled.


  • To make a frothy margarita, blend all the ingredients in a food processor or a high-speed blender.
  • For shiny sparkling margaritas top up your margarita with 1/3 cup of sparkling water.
  • If you want to reduce the sugar level, you can skip the orange juice and replace it with natural orange extract or stevia drops.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sugars: 10g | Sodium: 3mg

Other Drinks to Try

Here are some other summer drinks to try at home:

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