It is no surprise that the majority of people know what a margarita is.
However, just because there is a traditional way of using ingredients to make this classic beverage, it does not mean that you have to follow the rules.
There is something fun about changing the ingredients and splashing something new and delicious into the mix.
Margarita may have a classic flavor, but it is also a drink that is easily adaptable to suit many different tastes. It can also come in a skinny or regular version – the latter having more calories.
In this article we shall take a look at 28 easy spicy skinny margarita recipes that you will want to try today. So, let’s get to it!
If you are looking for a wonderfully light and simple skinny margarita recipe with a kick of spice, then this one’s for you.
It includes liquid stevia, lots of tequila and a spicy sugar rim for both style and heat.
This bright pink skinny margarita includes 2 ounces worth of Casamigos tequila along with orange liqueur watered down with hibiscus cordial.
It is then topped with delicious raspberries. The ginger gives it a different kind of spice.
This recipe is simple and easy to do, but you will want to get the quantities of the mix right so you do not ruin the overall taste of the drink.
A delicious cocktail of spice, sweetness and sour flavors. This skinny margarita includes jalapeño peppers, silver tequila, agave honey and lime juice.
If you want summertime in a glass, then this cocktail is it.
If you are being conscious about what you eat, then this margarita recipe won’t make you feel guilty. It is low in calories, tasty, and easy to mix.
If you are wanting something unique when it comes to a skinny margarita, then you may want to try adding strawberries and basil to the drink.
Make sure the basil is fresh so you taste some heat.
Really simple to make and delicious to drink. Create a whole pitcher of this beverage and share it with friends on a warm summer’s evening.
This version of the classic margarita cocktail gives the tequila its full attention. It is very simple to make. Add jalapeños for heat.
If you are looking to include something different in your margarita, then pineapple may be just what you are looking for. It adds a touch of sweetness to the drink.
You could also try other sweet tasting fruits too like mangoes or guava. Add some jalapeño peppers for a hint of heat. Try them pickled for a bigger kick.
This interesting margarita includes a tequila infused with coconut, matcha powder, vanilla flavored rice milk, a simple syrup, and cinnamon.
Add some squeezed lemon juice too – just because!
While this recipe is a little more complicated than some of the others on this list, it is well worth it. Just remember to add some cilantro for added flavor.
This light pink beverage is super indulgent. It includes shavings of bitter dark chocolate, tequila, hibiscus syrup, aperol, rosewater, watermelon juice and Peychaud’s bitters.
Maybe not so skinny, but also not too high in calories.
This delicious spicy skinny margarita uses maple syrup for some added sweetness. It also includes limes, silver tequila, and hot jalapeños.
This recipe strips back the fancy margaritas and adds in jalapeños for a touch of spice. Great for those who are being careful about calories.
When watermelon and jalapeño peppers are added together, they give a delicious burst of flavors. In fact, the freshness of the watermelon cools down the heat of the peppers.
A classic recipe calling for orange juice and slices of spicy jalapeño peppers. This is perfect for days when you long for the beach.
Here we are with another classic recipe, however instead of using liqueur, you will need to use agave syrup. Use slices of jalapeños to add some spice to the drink.
Don’t forget to rim the glass with sea salt!
There is nothing wrong with a simple skinny margarita. You can also add a syrup or cointreau for extra taste, plus jalapeños.
This healthy recipe will take under 5 minutes to create the perfect margarita. Use jalapeños for a hint of spice and tajin to rim the glass.
There is nothing that beats a sweet and spicy cocktail. The tropical flavor is stunning alongside the spiciness of the jalapeños.
This spicy skinny margarita is sure to impress. Using a mix of either mezcal or tequila – or you can use both – add in some sugar and lime juice.
For a fresh boost add some orange juice, and either pickled jalapeños, or cut into strips and place within the drink.
However, here is the real appeal: froth up egg whites to add to the top, and sprinkle Tajin over it for an extra hit of spice.
This skinny margarita uses the cilantro to create a spicy cocktail that you will love for sure. You should also add jalapeños for extra heat.
This delicious and skinny margarita uses jalapeño peppers muddled within the beverage to create a wonderfully spicy drink.
This simple yet effective recipe uses water to dilute the strong tangy flavors from the likes of lime and orange juice. Add jalapeño peppers to feel the heat.
This non-alcoholic margarita has the familiar burn from tequila by using a drink called Ritual. Add jalapeño peppers for a kick of spice.
This drink has all the traditional elements, from the tequila, lime juice and orange juice, to honey and jalapeño peppers.
It is simple but packs a punch.
This pale pink cocktail includes a mix of Corralejo silver tequila, lime and grapefruit juice, agave syrup, serrano pepper, and pineapple juice.
The rim has tajin on it for extra spice.
Who says you cannot enjoy summer during the dead of winter? This skinny margarita lets you enjoy the height of summer no matter the time of year.
Use jalapeños for a spicy touch, and delicious orange and lime juice for a tang that marries well with the sweetness of agave nectar.
Now that you have seen the full list of 28 spicy skinny margaritas, no doubt you will be wanting to try a few – if not all!
From using jalapeño peppers and Tajin, to cantaloupes and maple syrup. There really is a lot of choice when it comes to creating a delicious spicy skinny margarita.
You can also find other margarita-based articles on the website, such as 28 margarita recipes to try.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Difference Between A Skinny And Regular Margarita?
The difference between a regular margarita compared to a skinny margarita is the calories. The skinny margarita has lower calories compared to the regular margarita.
This is because when a regular margarita is created, often the likes of triple sec (an orange liqueur), Grand-Marnier or Cointreau is used.
Within a skinny margarita you are more likely to add orange juice and perhaps a smaller amount of the agave nectar into the mix.
It also has lower alcohol due to not having a liqueur in it.
Why Do They Call It A Skinny Margarita?
There are a few reasons why it is called a skinny margarita. One is the fact that it has less calories compared to a regular margarita. It may have fresh ingredients like orange juice, rather than a liqueur.
It also has less alcohol in it compared to a classic margarita too. All of this makes it live up to its name as a skinny margarita.
What Is The Meaning Behind Ordering A Skinny Alcoholic Drink?
To order a ‘skinny’ version of an alcoholic drink means that it has less calories than other drinks.
What Makes A Margarita Spicy?
If you notice a spicy margarita on the menu, then there is a good chance that there are jalapeño peppers within the drink to give it a kick.
You can also add the likes of mint, rosemary and thyme to give the margarita a delicious flavor.