Low Carb Margarita

Low Carb Margarita

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

May 4, 2018

Let's face it, sometimes after a long day at work, you just want to kick back in your chair and have a drink. We've all been there, and there is no shame. Surprisingly though, many mixed drinks are packed full of unnecessary sugar. But for this low carb margarita, the amount of sugar will be much lower than most other margaritas.

In fact, if the margarita you are drinking is made from a mix, there is a pretty high chance the mix alone contains around 30g of sugar. However, if your margarita is made from scratch, it will probably be closer to 10g or so. We can get even lower than that though by utilizing our low carb margarita.

Looking at the nutritional profile of this tasty drink, you'll notice that it only has about 6g of net carbs, and only 2g of sugar. For an alcoholic beverage, I would say that is a win!

How to Make the Low Carb Margarita Even Lower Carb

I used erythritol in this recipe because it is what I had on hand. If you want to reduce the amount of carbs even more, than you can use stevia instead. With all of the other flavors in this drink, even the anti-stevia tasters won't even notice it is there.

I would use 1 tsp liquid stevia to replace the erythritol.

Why The Orange Extract?

In traditional margaritas, triple sec is used to enhance the flavors in the drink. Triple Sec is packed full of sugar though, about 11g per ounce.

This is why I went with a sugar-free option. You can find Orange Extract in your local grocery stores, or you can find it on Amazon Here.

Treat yourself with a very low carb margarita that is keto and paleo friendly.

How to Make the Low Carb Margarita

First make sure to get all of your ingredients together. I like to use higher quality tequila for my drinks (mainly because I have allergic reactions to any cheap alcohol). You can go with the cheap stuff, but I promise the flavor is so much better with middle or top shelf tequila.

  1. Add the juice of the lime to your blender of choice (we use the Vitamix A3300, which right now is over $100 off from when we bought it 3 months ago).
  2. Then add in everything else except the ice. Blend together until nice and smooth, which is about 45 seconds.
  3. After that, go ahead and slowly add in the ice and blend until you reach your desired thickness. If you prefer on the rocks, don't add the ice and pour the mixture into your glass.

Drink responsibly on this fine Cinco De Mayo day and pair this up with our Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Soup. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Low Carb Margarita

Low Carb Margarita

On a warm summer evening, this Low Carb Margarita definitely hits the spot without filling you up on sugar.
Print Recipe
CuisineDairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo, Vegan
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time2 minutes
Servings2 margaritas
AuthorBryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS


  • 2 shots Tequila, Use a higher quality kind
  • 2 whole Limes
  • 1 shot Vodka
  • 1/2 tsp Orange Extract
  • 1 tbsp Erythritol
  • 2 cups Ice, *Optional*
  • 1 tbsp Salt, For the rim


  • Juice the 2 limes and add the juice to a blender.
  • Add in the tequila, vodka, orange extract, and erythritol to the blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds.
  • Add in the ice and blend on high until smooth. You can slowly add the ice in to control the thickness of the drink.
  • Take a slice of lime and rub it on the lip of the glass. Pour the salt onto a little plate and dip the lip of the glass into the salt.
  • Pour the blended margarita into your glass, and enjoy!
About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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