Downtown Skinny Margaritas

I like to keep things as fresh as possible and this no sugar margarita is a great way to celebrate without the overly sweet store bought mix.  This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexico’s underdog defeat of the powerful French army in 1862 and a reminder for some of just how many times Mexico has been invaded by other countries and stayed resilient. For many, it marks the start of the thaw, a journey towards summer, and a reason to have a fiesta.

I call this a Downtown margarita because I serve it up over a large piece of ice in an old fashioned glass.  

Skinny Margarita

Some might call this a skinny margarita. I call it the best margarita. It tastes better than any sugary, processed version from a bottle and it’s better for you, by far! This is my basic entertaining margarita and I make it spicy with jalapeños, but you could add any fresh fruit to the mix.  

Downtown Skinny Margarita
A simple skinny margarita recipe with fresh lime and no added sugar. For Cinco de Mayo or any celebration.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 12 ounces Silver Tequila
  2. 10 ounces Fresh Lime Juice
  3. 8 ounces Orange Juice
  4. 4 ounces Grand Marnier Liquor
  5. 1 Jalapeño, sliced
  6. 1 teaspoon Pink Sea Salt or other fancy salt
  1. Measure out all ingredients (except salt) into a shaker or a 48 ounce pitcher.
  2. Shake or stir to blend liquids.
  3. Pour 4 ounces over a large old fashioned style ice cube.
  4. Add a dash of salt on top of drink. Serve cold before ice melts.
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