Dairy-Free, Drinks, Gluten-Free, Lightened Up, Low Sugar, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian

Fresh, Tart Citrus Margaritas


This is the perfect margarita recipe when you’re feeling tequila, but you’re also feeling lazy. Like my four ingredient margarita, you just need fresh citrus, tequila, and sugar. For whatever reason, I’ve been craving some fresh citrus and tequila during this pandemic and social distancing. Maybe it’s because we had to simply enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the comfort (and safety) of our own apartment or because they just sounded that good with guac and enchiladas. I vacillate with whether I enjoy salt on mine–I do enjoy the modest amount, but not when the glass is dripping in salt that I feel like I’m sipping a tequila-infused ocean–, so I decided to leave this Lemon Grapefruit Margaritas unadorned. Feel free to add a salt or a sugar + zest rim to your marg or even triple sec. However, the beauty of these as that they’re no fuss and made with simple ingredients.

Ingredients (serves 1).

  • 1 shot (1.5 oz) silver tequila
  • 1 T (0.5 oz) fresh lime juice
  • 1 T (0.5 oz) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 T (1 oz) fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1-2 T water
  • 1 t turbinado sugar or agave


  1. In a shaker, combine all ingredients but ice. Mix well. If you don’t have a shaker, use a Mason jar or cover a cup with another. Add more water if too tart.
  2. Pour mixture over ice. Garnish with some lemon wedges.
  3. Enjoy!

Adapted from my “Four Ingredient Margaritas.”

Nutrition for 1 margarita.
134 calories  •  0.1 g fat (1%)  •  26.5 g carbs (98%)  •  0.2 g protein (1%)  •  0.1 g fiber  •  7.2 g sugar  •  1 mg sodium
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.


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