The Skinny Margarita is a lighter version of the classic Margarita. According to USDA data, a Skinny Margarita made with club soda or seltzer, lime juice, orange zest, stevia and 1.5 fluid ounces of tequila has approximately 126 calories and 10 grams of carbohydrates. Therefore, with this recipe we would be significantly reducing both calories and carbohydrates from a traditional Margarita.
Calories in the Altos Skinny Margarita
In our case, due to the use of agave nectar instead of a non-caloric sweetener such as stevia, the calories will be slightly higher than the 126 mentioned. However, this recipe would still be much lower in calories compared to a standard Margarita.
In addition, the extra calories are more than justified considering the extra flavor we gain from the agave nectar.
Calories in a Skinny Margarita vs. Regular Margarita
Compared to the regular Margarita, which can contain more than 168 calories per 4 ounces, the Skinny Margarita is significantly lower in calories. This is mainly due to the substitution of higher calorie ingredients with low calorie and low sugar alternatives, such as the use of stevia instead of sugar and the omission of high calorie orange liqueurs.
How many Calories are in a Spicy Skinny Margarita?
It is reasonable to assume that the calories would be similar to the standard Skinny Margarita, as the jalapenos added to make it spicy do not contribute significantly to the total calories. It is important to note that any addition of additional ingredients, such as sugars or liqueurs, would increase the caloric content, and by a lot.
Nutritional Value of the Skinny Margarita
In addition to the calories mentioned above, the Skinny Margarita contains about 10 grams of carbohydrates. Detailed information on other nutritional values such as protein or fat is not available, but generally these cocktails are low in these categories due to their mostly liquid content and the absence of ingredients rich in these macronutrients.
Olmeca Altos: the Premium Choice for an Exceptional Margarita
When it comes to preparing a high-quality Margarita, whether a classic version or a lighter variant such as the Skinny Margarita, the choice of tequila is crucial. Olmeca Altos, renowned for its exceptional taste and premium quality, emerges as the perfect choice for these cocktails.