Yes, you read that title right – the skinny blackberry margarita is here and ready to change your life! This cup of pure magic is bursting with fresh blackberry and lime flavor, with just a touch of sweetness. Finished off with a salt + sugar rim, this skinny blackberry margarita are nothing short of perfection.

blackberry dropping into a glass of skinny blackberry margarita.

I am a margarita girl through and through. If there’s a marg on the happy hour menu, there’s a 99% chance I’m ordering it. Because of my sheer obsession with margaritas, I wanted to create a recipe for my own margarita here one day. As the weather warms up and my margarita cravings increased, I knew now was the time. But I didn’t want to create just a regular margarita – that’s boring. So I thought hmmm blackberries sound good. And that’s quite literally how these skinny blackberry margaritas came to be.

Why Skinny?

I want to start off by saying that I am usually NOT a fan of foods or recipes that call out “skinny,” or ” low-fat.” Or really anything in the title that would imply that if you didn’t eat or drink this recipe, you’d be “fat.” But the term “skinny margarita” is actually widely known as a specific kind of margarita. It’s almost like asking for a “spicy margarita,” the extra word helps to identify its ingredients (not call out its nutrition facts). Therefore, by calling this a skinny blackberry margarita, we are making it known that this recipe contains fresh-squeezed orange juice and agave nectar. For more info on these ingredients, see the section below!

What You’ll Need to Make a Skinny Blackberry Margarita

Tequila – Silver or reposado tequila taste best in this cocktail, but really any tequila will work! Though keep in mind that the better quality the tequila is that you use – the better tasting your margarita will be.

Fresh Orange Juice – Fresh orange juice replaces the orange liqueur in this skinny blackberry margarita recipe. Simply slice an orange in half then squeeze one of the halves into a glass. Half of a squeezed orange usually yields enough fresh orange juice for this recipe!

Agave Nectar – This sweet syrup is a natural sweetener reigning from – you guessed it – the agave plant! The agave nectar in this recipe replaces the simple syrup used in most traditional margarita recipes. We use a fairly small amount of nectar in this recipe in order to keep the sugars low. Though feel free to add as much or as little agave nectar as you’d like!

Make it a Virgin Skinny Blackberry Margarita

  • Use 2 ounces of tonic or sparkling water in place of the tequila to make this a virgin skinny blackberry margarita!

Skinny Blackberry Margarita

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Recipe by Samantha Course: DrinksCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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This cup of pure magic is bursting with fresh blackberry and lime flavor, with just a touch of sweetness. Finished off with a salt + sugar rim, this skinny blackberry margarita is nothing short of perfection.


  • 1 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • lime wedge

  • 5 blackberries

  • 2 ounces tequila, see Notes

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons agave nectar


  • Mix together the sugar and salt on a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of your glass, then dip in the sugar and salt mixture.
  • Place blackberries at the bottom of the glass and muddle until they are lightly crushed, then fill the glass with ice.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add in the tequila, lime juice, orange juice and agave nectar. Secure the lid and shake for 30 seconds, then strain into your glass.


  • No muddler? No problem! I used the end of a spatula as a muddler – you can use any kitchen utensil you’d like to lightly crush the blackberries.
  • Tequila: Silver or reposado tequila taste best in this recipe, though you can use any tequila you’d like.

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