Sugar-Free Margarita Recipe

Total Time 10 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 1 Margarita

This sugar-free margarita cocktail recipe is made with tequila, lime juice and orange extract instead of the traditional Triple Sec or Cointreau orange liqueurs.

Margaritas can be served straight up, on the rocks, or blended to a slushy consistency with crushed ice which is known as a frozen margarita.


  • Margarita salt or kosher salt
  • Margarita glass or martini glass
  • 1 jigger (1 1/2 ounces) tequila
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) lime juice (bottled is more convenient but fresh tastes a lot better)
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) water
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar substitute
  • Small handful ice


  1. Wet the rim of a margarita or martini glass with lime juice or plain water and dip it into a small plate of margarita or kosher salt.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, water, orange extract, sugar substitute and a small handful of ice. Shake until well blended.
  3. Pour it over ice into the prepared glass, strained and served straight up in the glass, or blended in a blender to a slushy consistency.

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