The BEST skinny margaritas are classic, delicious, refreshing, and made with just a few simple ingredients, the way a margarita should be! This top-shelf recipe is the only margarita recipe you’ll ever need!
1 oz light agave nectar or simple syrup, more or less to taste
Coarse sea salt
For a pitcher (8-10 drinks):
2 cups silver tequila
2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
1.5 cups Cointreau
1 cup light agave nectar or simple syrup
Use a lime wedge to wet the rims of 2 glasses and dip in salt (optional). Fill glasses with ice.
To make margaritas, add tequila, lime juice, Cointreau and agave nectar or simple syrup to a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into ice-filled glasses.
To make a pitcher, simply stir all of the ingredients in a pitcher (with no ice) and refrigerate until ready to serve.
To make simple syrup, simmer equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan until sugar is dissolved, then remove from heat and cool to room temperature. For 2 oz of simple syrup, use 1/4 cup each. For pitcher recipe, use 1 cup each.
It’s best to use lime juice that has been freshly squeezed the day you are making margs. The juice looses it’s flavor after sitting a while, so don’t do it too far in advance.
With cocktails this simple, quality ingredients are important. Use a good tequila and triple sec. (I usually use 1800 Silver and Cointreau).
Adjust the amount of tequila and sweetener to fit your taste. I prefer tart margaritas, so I usually use half of the agave nectar. If you prefer a sweeter drink, you might increase it. If the amount of tequila is too strong for you, decrease it a little bit. Or dilute it with a splash of soda on the top.
These margaritas are strong. And they taste very good. So pace yourself. (AKA, please drink responsibly.)
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