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How to Make the Best Keto-friendly Margarita (Yum!)

By Bree

Who says you can’t do boozy brunches anymore when you’re following a keto diet? No refined sugar and flavored syrups needed with this recipe that makes use of fruit-based flavors but without the excess carbs.

How to Make the Best Keto-friendly Margarita

How to Make the Perfect Keto Margarita

Also known as a Skinny Margarita, this keto-friendly recipe is low-carb and sugar-free. Margaritas are undeniably refreshing with just the right balance of sweetness and tanginess. I like my margaritas simple and straightforward–no fancy ingredients and flavors. In case you want to spice things up in your next gathering, here are some other recipes you can try that I bookmarked from some of my favorite blogs:

Now, it’s time to bring out your cocktail shakers and unravel your inner bartender skills! Add tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice, orange extract, liquid Stevia and crushed ice, then shake vigorously to combine. Pour into a salt-rimmed glass and serve. Easy peasy!

Keto Margarita

What Kind of Tequila is Best for Margaritas?

Tequila is the heart of a margarita, that is why it is important to know what kind of tequila is the best for this drink.

Keto Margarita

Silver or blanco tequila is the most ideal to use as it is unaged and pure, which brings out the other flavors of the cocktail. Aged tequila or gold tequila leaves an oaky taste with spicy notes which may not blend well with other ingredients in a margarita.

When in doubt, make two types and try it for yourself!

How Often Can I Drink Alcohol on the Keto Diet?

This is a question that moderate to heavy drinks usually ask. A keto diet is a lifestyle change, hence it is recommended that alcohol consumption is kept to once or twice a week at the most. Even though there are no refined sugars in this, alcohol still contains calories.

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How to Make the Frozen Margarita Version of This Recipe

You’ll never know when you’ll need a frozen version of this drink, so here you go. To make the frozen, slushy version of my favorite margarita, just mix all the ingredients in a blender instead of a shaker then serve immediately.

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How Long Do Margaritas Last in the Fridge?

It’s best to consume homemade margaritas within 4-5 days of mixing. The acidity of the freshly squeezed lime juice can turn bitter over time, so just try to make a fresh batch if you can.

(You may also like: Very Berry Keto Fruit Smoothie)


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Keto Margarita

How to Make the Best Keto-friendly Margarita (Yum!)



  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ tsp orange extract
  • 6 drops liquid Stevia or to taste 
  • crushed ice


  1. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously to combine. 
  2. Pour into salt-rimmed glasses and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 51
  • Carbohydrates: 5.3g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Sugar: .2g
  • Protein: .1g
  • Fiber: .1g

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