Skinny Margarita Mix (or Zero Calorie Virgin Margaritas)
Love margaritas but hate the high price of mixers? Worse yet is how many CALORIES are in those syrups!! You may have heard of Skinny Margaritas – the zero calorie cousin to the margarita you’ve come to love. They cost more than regular margaritas. A lot more. Great news!! Here’s how you can make your own at home!
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Let me back up a little. See, my husband makes the best margaritas I’ve ever had. He makes them with Midori melon liquor in addition to tequila and his special blend of margarita mix — they are scrumptious! But his real secret: SUGAR! Yes, that salty margarita you know and love is that much better with just a little sweet in there too. Believe it!
With that secret recipe in mind, you can make your own Skinny Margaritas on the cheap! In stores, Skinny Margarita mix costs anywhere from $5 – $10+ per 750 ml bottle. That’s the kind without alcohol in it! I’m all about reducing caloric intake, but that just isn’t worth it. Why pay $5 to $10 a bottle for Skinny Margaritas when you can make a whole pitcher for approximately 61¢!? Intrigued? If you add up the ingredients, there’s not much to it.
What the recipe calls for, how much a whole container costs, and how much what I used costs
- 3 cup cold water = basically free
- Half a blender pitcher of ice = basically free
- 1/4 Stevia (9.7 oz bag of Stevia sweetener at Aldi’s is $3.69) = $0.08
- 1/2 cup (4 oz) Lime Juice (15 fl oz is $1.98 at Walmart) = $0.52
- 1/4 teaspoon salt = less than $0.01
2 quarts (a pitcher) = 1892.71 ml, so comparing to a 750 ml store-bought bottle, 1 pitcher = just over 2.5 bottles!
My pitcher costing 61¢ versus 2.5 bottles costing $25!! ~ amazing!
Total spent on a WHOLE pitcher of zero-calorie margaritas = 61¢
No matter how cheap you find pre-packaged Skinny Margarita Mix, you would have a hard time beating this price!
Another great part of this recipe is you can substitute just about anything!
- Stevia: Splenda, Sweet N Low, Sugar, Agave Nectar, etc.
- Lime: lemon, orange, True Lemon, True Lime, ReaLemon, ReaLime, etc.