Athlete margaritas

By March 15, 2016Recipes

Summer is so close we can taste it, so we’re prepping with a summer staple: margaritas! Delicious drinks like margaritas can really hit us hard in the healthy eating/drinking department, and as athletes, we just can’t spare the extra calories. Check out these drinks with fewer calories to sip guilt-free this summer.

Super skinny not-so-classic

Calories: 100 per serving

 Serves: 4


  • 12 ounces Sparkling ICE Lemon Lime water (or any lemon lime flavored sparkling water)
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 TBSP fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 lime, cut into 4 slices , for garnish
  • Optional: coarse salt for rimming glass


  1. Rub the lime wedges around the rims of 4 glasses. Place  salt on a small plate and turn each glass upside down, dipping the rims in the sugar to coat. Fill glasses with crushed ice.
  2. Place sparkling water, tequila, orange juice and lime juice into a pitcher and stir. Pour into 4 prepared glasses and garnish with lime slice.

Recipe from Family Fresh Meals.

Grapefruit margarita

Serves: 1


  • 1 oz Skinny Triple Sec
  • 1 oz gold tequila
  • juice of half a grapefruit (1/3 cup)
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water


  1. Combine all ingredients and serve over ice.

Recipe from Wine and Glue.

Cucumber margarita

Calories: 109/serving

Serves: 4


  • 1 cucumbers
  • 2 limes, juice only
  • 1 tbsp raw agave nectar
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 3 oz tequila
  • Ice cubes, mint leaves and sea salt, to serve


  1. Add cucumbers, lime, mint leaves, agave and coconut water into a blender and pulse to obtain a green juice.
  2. Strain and transfer into a pitcher, add tequila and mix to combine.
  3. Place sea salt onto a dish, moisten the rim of a rocks glass with a lime slice, then dip in salt.
  4. Fill the glasses with ice cubes, evenly pour the cocktail, decorate with mint leaves and serve.

Recipe from The Awesome Green.