Looking for low-calorie tequila drinks? Tequila is often associated with high-calorie margaritas and sugary cocktails, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Low-calorie tequila cocktails are a great way to enjoy the taste and benefits of tequila without the extra calories. Whether you’re watching your weight or just trying to make healthier choices, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Let’s explore some of the best low-calorie tequila drinks that you can enjoy guilt-free. From classic margaritas with a healthy twist to innovative and refreshing new creations, there’s something for everyone. So, let’s raise a glass and toast to low-calorie tequila drinks!
Skinny (Low-Calorie) Tequila Drinks
There are several options if you want a low-calorie tequila drink, but here are some of our favorites.
from Valerie’s Kitchen
Ranch Water originated in Texas as a refreshing drink on a hot day. It also happens to be low-calorie. This recipe from Valerie’s Kitchen is a classic version of Ranch Water with tequila, lime juice, and Topo Chico (sparkling mineral water). Feel free to add other fruit to switch it up, too!
from My Bartender
You have probably heard of a Whiskey Sour, but it is a delicious low-calorie tequila drink as well when you swap the whiskey for tequila. My Bartender has an excellent recipe featuring just a touch of simple syrup, fresh lime juice, an egg white, and of course, tequila.
Tequila Watermelon Refresco
from Liquor Laboratory
If you are looking for flavorful tequila cocktails that are perfect for summer, look no further. This Tequila Watermelon Refresco from Liquor Laboratory will do the trick. It’s a great blend of triple sec, watermelon, club soda, fresh lime, tequila, and salt. It’s only 138 calories per serving, too!
Sugar-Free Tequila Mojito
from Dear Mica
Mojitos are typically made with rum, but they are delicious with tequila, too. Dear Mica has created a Sugar-Free Tequila Mojito recipe that is perfect for a low-calorie diet.
It combines tequila, lime juice, fresh mint leaves, a bit of erythritol (or granulated sugar if you don’t want to use alternatives), and sparkling water like Lime Lacroix. You could also use soda water, club soda, or lemon-lime diet soda.
Then serve it over crushed ice; simply garnish your cocktail glass with some lime wedges and more fresh mint leaves.
A Skinny Margarita takes all of the flavors you love from a classic margarita and makes it better for you!
from Cookie + Kate
A margarita is always a delicious cocktail, but it is not always a low-calorie cocktail. This skinny version from Cookie + Kate is just as tasty without the excess sugar and calories.
It uses silver tequila, fresh lime juice, fresh orange juice, and light agave nectar to keep the drink under 200 calories per serving. It’s garnished with a lime wedge and kosher salt, so it still feels like a margarita.
The Best Skinny Margarita
from Lively Table
Lively Table takes a more liquor-forward approach to its skinny margarita. It switches out the fresh orange juice for Cointreau, which is an orange liqueur. These are strong and taste great, so be careful!
Skinny Spicy Margaritas
If you love a little spice in your life, a Skinny Spicy Margarita is perfect.
Skinny Spicy Margarita Recipe
Looking for something spicy? Try this Skinny Spicy Margarita Recipe from The Conscious Plant Kitchen. The spice comes from fresh muddled jalapeno slices, and you can add more heat with jalapeno slices as a garnish. Just want a little heat? Garnish with lime slices instead!
Fresh Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Recipe
from Fed and Fit
This Fresh Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Recipe from Fed and Fit takes a more sour approach as they do not add any orange juice. They also use an entire half of a jalapeno! Otherwise, you’ll just need tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, and honey.
You’ll use a lime wedge, salt, and cilantro for garnish with this refreshing cocktail to add extra freshness and an herbal component, too.
Skinny Pineapple Margaritas
Pineapple goes great with the flavor of a Skinny Margarita, so it’s no surprise there are some great Skinny Pineapple Margarita recipes to choose from.
Skinny Pineapple Margarita
The Skinny Pineapple Margarita recipe from Our Love Language Is Food makes a simple, refreshing drink by combining freshly squeezed orange juice, lime juice, pineapple juice, and tequila blanco. It comes in at 235 calories for two cocktails.
Skinny Spicy Pineapple Margarita
A low-calorie drink that combines a Spicy Margarita and a Pineapple Margarita? Yes, please! Just combine all the ingredients you would need for both: jalapeno, lime, Blanco tequila, pineapple juice, orange juice, and agave syrup. It’s the best of both worlds.
Skinny Paloma Cocktails
Palomas feature tasty grapefruit juice, which is an amazing compliment to tequila.
Skinny Paloma Margarita
from Pura Vida Moms
The Skinny Paloma Margarita from Pura Vida Moms is a low-calorie tequila drink coming in at only 100 calories and just three ingredients. Simply combine tequila, grapefruit soda, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Ensure you use diet grapefruit soda so you don’t have all the sugar of regular sodas.
from Eating Bird Food
The Skinny Paloma recipe from Eating Bird Food uses fresh grapefruit juice right from the fruit itself rather than grapefruit soda. If the strong citrusy flavor of fresh grapefruit slices is too much for you, feel free to add a splash of club soda to mellow it out.
Paloma Cocktail (Skinny Style)
Make It Skinny Please is back at it again with another low-calorie tequila drink. This time it is their Paloma Cocktail, which is just two ingredients– tequila and grapefruit sparkling water!
Low-Calorie Tequila Sunrises
Do you know those drinks with the beautiful red-to-orange color gradient at the beach? These are low-calorie versions!
Skinny Tequila Sunrise Margarita
from Fake Ginger
Like a traditional margarita, a traditional tequila sunrise has sweet mixers that increase your calorie intake. If you are in a calorie deficit, try the Skinny Tequila Sunrise Margarita from Fake Ginger.
It keeps the calories low by combining tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, low-sugar orange juice, liquid Stevia, or another sugar-free sweetener, and just a few drops of grenadine for the iconic color gradient.
from Fox Valley Foodie
The secret to the low-calorie tequila cocktail from Fox Valley Foodie is an Orange Mango Sparkling Ice.
This is a sugar-free flavored sparkling water that you can find at most grocery stores. For their Sparkling Sunrise, it is combined with tequila and a hint of grenadine to copy the flavors and look with fewer calories.
You could switch it up with any of the other flavors of Sparkling Ice, like the coconut-flavored sparkling water, which would transport you straight to the beach.
Keto Mexican Martinis
Martinis are traditionally made with gin or vodka, but you can make them with tequila, too. It’s called a Mexican Martini, and it’s fantastic.
Keto Mexican Martini
from Keto Casita
A Mexican Martini is a martini that is made with tequila, but the one from Keto Casita is a tasty cocktail with fewer calories and sugar.
They use a blend of white tequila and tequila reposado combined with lime juice, green olive juice, orange extract, Topo Chico, and liquid Stevia. You can garnish this one with a stuffed green olive!
Mexican Martini – Trudy’s Copycat
from Five Heart Home
Trudy’s is an establishment in Austin, Texas, whose Mexican Martini is famous! Five Heart Home has made a copycat recipe, and though it has a bit more ingredients than other low-calorie cocktails on our list, the refreshing taste and calorie count are worth it.
What is the healthiest mixer for tequila?
The healthiest mixer for tequila is probably plain sparkling water or soda water. Unsweetened sparkling water is favorite if you want to slash carbs and calorie intake but don’t want to give up your favorite tequila cocktail. You can even make a reasonably healthy margarita with the right ingredients.
What tequila drink has the least calories?
Low-calorie margarita (aka the skinny margarita) is a good choice for a low-calorie tequila drink that’s refreshing and delicious. Our runner-ups would be a tequila & soda, a skinny Paloma, or a tequila limeade.
What’s good to mix with tequila?
Tequila tastes great with a sweeter mixer if you’re in the mood for a tequila cocktail, but sweet mixers usually aren’t low-calorie. To minimize the calorie count, try a tequila old-fashioned with agave and margarita bitters or the simple and classic Ranch Water.
How many calories are in a tequila soda with lime?
The number of calories in a tequila soda with lime varies depending on the ingredients you use. If you use the lowest-calorie tequila, you can find and a zero-calorie soda, you’ll have a delicious beverage for around 100 calories.
Our Pro tip: Try Mango Oro Tequila to up the flavor without extra calories.
- Though you can drink tequila on the rocks with a few lime slices, there are a ton of other low-calorie tequila drinks to choose from.
- Some of the most popular low-calorie tequila cocktail choices are Ranch Water, Tequila Mojito, Skinny Margarita, Keto Mexican Martini, and Tequila Soda.
- Just because you are in a calorie deficit doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a tequila cocktail, so grab your cocktail shaker and shake up a low-calorie drink!