Skinny Blood Orange Margaritas – the perfect low calorie margarita recipe! Fresh blood orange juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice create a sweet and tart margarita.
Heeeey guys, happy Wednesday!
I feel like I haven’t shared a cocktail in forever.
But, you know, I buy a bag of blood oranges every time I’m at the store just in case it’s the last time I see them. And I have 3 children which means that I’m at the store at least every other day.
I swear half my fridge is blood oranges right now.
Anyone else finding that the blood oranges this year just aren’t as red as they usually are? Mine have all been a dark orange color with orangish-pinkish juice.
Whatever, still amazing, still beautiful.
Skinny Blood Orange Margaritas!
One of my deep dark secrets is that I never use simple syrup when I make a cocktail.
All my recipes that talk about simple syrup? I handed those to somebody else and made another with splenda.
Look, I know it’s not good for me but I’d rather use those calories on literally anything else.
But I made the switch over to liquid stevia (this isn’t sponsored – I just can’t believe it took me so long to use it) recently and it’s kind of changed my life. I put it in my coffee every morning but the real reason I love it is that it’s perfect in cocktails because there’s no dissolving anything.
So I used it in these Skinny Blood Orange Margaritas which are just like my regular Blood Orange Margaritas but we’re not fussing around with a simple syrup this time. It’s just blood orange juice, lime juice, the booze, and a tiny squirt of whatever liquid no calorie sweetener you like. Put it on ice in a glass with a salty rim and you’re done.
Make them before the blood oranges disappear.
More Skinny Cocktail Recipes
Skinny Kiwi Margaritas – a classic margarita with pureed kiwi. These are the prettiest green color and taste amazing!
Skinny Coconut Mojitos – a low calorie mojito with a coconut twist. Fresh mint, white rum, coconut water, and sparkling water. These are great on the beach or poolside.
Skinny Grapefruit Margaritas – if you love grapefruit, these are a must make! It’s a classic margarita with fresh grapefruit juice.
- 3 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces orange liqueur
- 2 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 4 ounces fresh-squeezed blood orange juice
- 1 - 2 drops liquid stevia
- lime slices for garnish
- coarse salt for rims (optional)
Mix tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and orange juice together. Add liquid stevia to desired sweetness. In you want salted rims, run the lime slices around the rims of 2 glasses and dip into coarse salt. Fill glasses with ice and pour drink over. Top with lime slices if desired.