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The Best Skinny-ish Margarita

Updated: May 13, 2020

Recipe by Jennifer and Ludovic Coatanroch, Behind the Bar

I worked at Southwest Cafe in Ridgefield for a few years, and I made more margarita's than I could ever begin to count. I have many fond memories of my time there...and, I learned a great deal about tequila. But we'll save that for another day. ;)

I prefer mine on the rocks, no salt. But, for the sake of the video and picture, we added salt to the rim, lol.

When you realize that you actually don't need all of the filler ingredients (like margarita mix or sour mix with sweetener)'s pretty cool how "natural" a margarita can be.

It's pretty easy to make, too, and it can be adjusted to how sweet or un-sweet you'd like it.

We hope you enjoy it!!



The Best Skinny-ish Margarita

Recipe by Jennifer and Ludovic Coatanroch, Behind the Bar


Prep time: 1 minute

Yield: 1 drink _________________________________________


  • 1.5 oz. citrus juice (1 part lime, 2 parts lemon)

  • 1.5 oz. orange liquor/Triple Sec

  • 3 oz. tequila

  • Optional: salt

Garnish: Lime slice


  1. Fill a glass or shaker with ice.

  2. Add citrus juice, orange liquor, and tequila.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Salt rim of glass if desired.

  5. Add additional ice to glass that will be used for drinking, and empty shaker into glass with ice.

  6. Garnish with lime, and, Voilà! Enjoy.


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