Naihomy’s Healthy Margarita

margarita healthy

Margaritas are one of our favorite drinks here at Familia Kitchen. But for those of us keeping an eye on eating healthy, margs can edge into the red zone—gracias to the double whammy of simple syrup and Triple Sec. Too much azucar.

Familia Kitchen Healthy & Delicioso editor Naihomy Jerez ditched these two ingredients and went back to the margarita essentials for flavor: fresh lime and orange juice. Add your favorite tequila and a dash of sparkling water and you’ve got yourself a bebida that’s good and good for you in this saludable margarita.

Naihomy’s Healthy Margarita

Recipe by Naihomy Jerez
5.0 from 3 votes
Cuisine: Mexican


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  • 1 oz lime, juice (about ½ lime)

  • 1.5 oz orange, freshly squeezed juice (about ½ orange)

  • 2 oz tequila, blanco or reposado

  • 1 oz sparkling water

  • ice

  • tajín or margarita salt (optional)


  • Mix lime juice, orange juice, tequila and a few ice cubes in a shaker. Cover and shake for half a minute.
  • Dip your serving glass in water and then dip into a plate of tajín or margarita salt, if you wish.
  • Add 2 to 3 ice cubes into the glass and pour your shaken margarita mixture.
  • Top with sparkling water and add a lime garnish. Salud!


  • Tequila is made from the agave plant, which has agavin, a natural sugar that can help lower insulin levels for people who have or are at risk for diabetes, which affects Latinos at a higher-than-average rate.

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