Low-Carb Margaritas

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes
Category: Keto Recipes, Drinks


The Margarita is the premier hot weather drink! It’s ideal for sipping on the beach, or poolside! But you have to be concerned with the amounts of sugar that come from the ingredients:

– Triple Sec (5g Carb Tbsp)
– Sweet and Sour Mix (1/4 Cup 17g Sugar)

That’s a lot of carbs and sugar, in just one Margarita!

But not to worry, because we have a recipe that will keep your thirst quenched, and your carbs low:


  • Margarita salt or kosher salt
  • Margarita glass or martini glass
  • 1 jigger (1 1/2 ounces) tequila
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) lime juice (bottled is more convenient but fresh tastes a lot better)
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) water
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 tablespoon’s worth artificial sweetener (I like to use liquid, carb-free types)
  • Small handful ice




Wet the rim of a margarita or martina glass and dip it into a small plate of salt.

Combine 1 jigger (1 1/2 ounces) tequila, 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) lime juice (bottled is OK but fresh tastes better), 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) water, 1/4 teasoon orange extract, 1 tablespoon’s worth artificial sweetener, and a small handful of salt.

You can either serve it over ice (in Mexico I’ve usually been served it this way, but I can’t say I’ve had extensive experience), or strained into the glass, or blended in a blender.

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