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Jennifer’s Low-Calorie Margarita

A simple, healthier take on a classic cocktail

Photo Modified: Flickr / Jazz Guy / CC BY 4.0

Want to add a festive beverage to your meal? A typical frozen margarita from a restaurant provides upwards of 600 calories and 120 grams of carbohydrates. To cut back on calories and carbs, try a margarita on the rocks made with tequila, zero-calorie sparkling water, and fresh-squeezed lime juice. This change eliminates nearly all carbohydrates and reduces calorie intake to less than 100.

This recipe is provided by Jennifer Christman, RDN, LDN, CPT at Medifast.


  • 1 Ounce tequila
  • 3 to 4 Ounces lemon-lime sparkling water
  • 1 Ounce lime juice
  • ice


Fill glass with ice.

Pour tequila over ice then pour in sparkling water and lime juice.

Stir and enjoy.