Skinny Blackberry Margaritas

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Skinny Blackberry Margaritas – Fruity and tart make for the perfect skinny margarita. Not to mention lower in calories!

Do you have a favorite cocktail?  A Frozen Strawberry Margarita might be my favorite thing to order at a Mexican restaurant.  There is just something about chips and salsa with a margarita that make for the perfect night.  

But those margaritas are always so full of sugar and calories, that it can kill your diet and healthy eating goals.  So today I am here with a skinny margarita recipe that you can make all year round and not feel guilty about drinking! 

A cup of margarita on a table, with Margarita and Blackberry


Now what goes better with Margaritas than Mexican food?!  So while you whip up a batch of these blackberry margaritas, throw some chicken in the Instant Pot and make these Instant Pot Chicken Tacos!  

And since we are trying to be a little bit better with our choices, this Healthy Mexican Rice is a must make.  You can get all your favorite Mexican flavors in one meal and not have to feel guilty! 

Margarita in a glass

This skinny margarita clocks in right about 150 calories, so you can enjoy 2!  But it doesn’t skimp on any of the flavor.  It is a great balance of sweet and tart from the orange juice and lime juice.  Plus you use real fresh blackberries.  None of that sugary syrup flavor that the restaurants use!

The blender does all the work to puree the berries and make it that gorgeous color!  You could use this same recipe with blueberries or strawberries too to make those a little better for you as well. 

A glass cup on a table, with Margarita

How to Make a Skinny Margarita

  • The first step is to make your own simple syrup.  You can control how much sugar goes in and not make it super sweet
  • Use super fresh fruit. It is naturally sweet, so it will cut down on the amount of added sugar in the recipe. 
  • Don’t use the bottled margarita mix.  Get out fresh oranges and limes and squeeze them for the freshest and sweetest juice.  
  • A good quality tequila matters.  Not necessarily for calories, but on taste. If you use a smooth and high quality tequila, you will not want to cover it up with more sugar and other flavors. 

A glass on the table, with Margarita and Lime

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4.41 from 42 votes

Skinny Blackberry Margaritas

By Erin
Skinny Blackberry Margaritas - Fruity and tart make for the perfect skinny margarita. Not to mention lower in calories!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4




  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 oz fresh black berries
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice

Rim of the glass

  • 1 lime
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar


  • In a small sauce pan heat water until boiling. Stir in the sugar until fully dissolved. Remove from heat, and let cool.
  • In a blender combine the simple syrup, tequila, black berries, lime juice and orange juice. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour through a fine mesh strainer. Let sit in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • To line the rim of the glass cut the lime into wedges. Rub with lime over the edge of the glass. Dip the rim in the sugar.
  • Serve over ice garnished with additional lime and blackberries, if desired.


Adapted from Cooking Light


Serving: 1g | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Drink Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 150
Keyword: blackberry margarita
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  1. Can’t wait to unwind with this delicious drink tonight! Looks amazing and just what I need after a long hot day!

  2. Made these and tripled batch and put in ball jars! I replaced the sugar with stevia. I did Strawberries, raspberry and blackberry batches! Big hit and ready to poor. I shared and did gifting during this quarantine time- (Strawberry is really good!) Thank you!