How Many Calories Are In a Margarita?

How Many Calories Are In a Margarita?

How Many Calories Have a Margarita Cocktail?

Margarita has a lot of history, but does it also have a lot of calories?

We start from the assumption that alcohol by itself is a carbohydrate with a high caloric value, with 7 calories per gram. Combined with the other ingredients that make up the margarita (triple sec and lime or lemon juice), a margarita cocktail (4 oz approximately) can contain around 248 calories.

With this Calories, Can Margaritas Be Healthy?

Although it may be surprising to many, the margarita can be healthy. And it’s thanks to ingredients that make it up. Lime juice for example has numerous health benefits:

  • Rich in vitamin C
  • It is digestive
  • Suitable for celiacs, as it does not contain gluten
  • It has few carbohydrates
  • It provides minerals and fiber
  • Prevents dehydration

How Many Calories Does the Skinny Margarita Have?

If you like to enjoy this famous cocktail but you maintain a keto, low-carb diet, or you are simply looking for less caloric options, there is another version of this popular cocktail, such as the skinny margarita.

The calories of the skinny margarita can vary depending on the ingredients you add. The healthiest fixings are: soda, orange zest or juice, lime juice and stevia as a sweetener. The calories would be distributed as follows:

  • Tequila: 100 Kcal
  • Lime juice: 10 Kcal
  • Orange zest or orange juice: 15 Kcal
  • Calorie-free sweetener such as stevia or erythritol: 0 Kcal

In this case, it would have about 135 calories. As a substitute for triple sec, there are also versions of the skinny margarita that use agave nectar instead of other sweeteners, which would add about 40-60 calories more per tablespoon to the cocktail.

Calories in Other Margarita Variations

If you want to know how many calories are in the different versions of the margarita, here is the caloric load of a 4-ounce cup:

  • Frozen Margarita: 248 calories
  • Margarita on the Rocks: 241 calories
  • Strawberry Margarita: 275 calories

Why Olmeca Altos?

Whether you want to maintain a balanced diet with the healthiest version of your margarita or you don’t mind indulging yourself from time to time with the most classic cocktails, choose Olmeca Altos and delight yourself with a 100% agave quality tequila that will not leave your palate indifferent.