Low Carb Margarita Cocktail

Low Carb Margarita

Low Carb Margarita Cocktail

Easy to make, this classic Low Carb Margarita Cocktail tastes absolutely divine. Trust me, you aren’t going to miss the sugar in this recipe. Organic orange extract is used to get the orange flavor required, instead of sugar laden orange liquor, in this recipe. No one would ever guess though, as it tastes just like a margarita should.

A Low Carb Margarita Cocktail is absolutely perfect for a girls night in or a cocktail party. Serve it alongside Mexican food for a themed Mexican party. No one is ever going to guess that this recipe is low carb and sugar free, as it tastes absolutely amazing.

Low Carb Simple Syrup

Make sure you use a low carb simple syrup in your margarita to keep it sugar free. You’ll find the recipe featured below for a “low carb simple syrup,” made with low carb sweetener. Doing this will dilute the alcohol a little, as there is a decent amount of tequila in the recipe. Trust me, you will be grateful that you did this by the end of the night.

As an alternative to the sugar syrup you could also use sweetener drops such as SweetLeaf Stevia Drops. Used alone the drops won’t dilute the alcohol, so make sure to dilute the drops with water. Sweeten to your own taste but I recommend adding about 5-10 drops to 30 mls/1 oz of water or 1/2 teaspoon to 100 mls/3.5 fl oz water. Please note that the drops in the water are less syrup like than the sweetener boiled in water.

Low Carb Margarita

Frozen Or On The Rocks

Turn this recipe into a frozen Margarita simply by blitzing it in a blender with the ice, instead of straining it. Alternatively, serve it simply as a classic cocktail, strained into a cocktail glass, rimmed with salt.

More Fabulous Low Carb Mixology

Checkout some of these other great tasting cocktails and alcoholic drinks that are low carb and sugar free. All are perfect for a Keto, LCHF and low carb lifestyle, as well as for diabetics.

Low Carb Cosmopolitan
Low Carb Peruvian Pisco Sour Cocktail
Low Carb Espresso Martini
Low Carb Mojito
Sugar Free Coffee Liquor just like Kahlua.
Low Carb Cranberry Vodka Spritz
Low Carb Bloody Mary
This is mixology at it’s finest.


Low Carb Margarita

Low Carb Margarita Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, Sugar Free
Keywords: keto cocktail, ketohh, low carb cocktail, low carb mixology, margarita, Mexican, tequila
Servings: 1 margarita


  • 60 ml tequila
  • 60 ml lime or lemon juice
  • 30 ml low carb simple syrup see recipe below
  • 2-4 drops orange extract/essence make sure it is food grade
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • Kosher or sea salt


  • Run a lemon/lime wedge around rim of glass of choice.
  • Dip glass rim in salt if desired.
  • Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain to serve.
  • Can be blended/blitzed with the ice to create a frozen margarita.

Low Carb Simple Syrup

  • Gently boil 1 cup of water with 1/4 cup powdered a Stevia Blend Sweetener or suitable amount of alternative sweetener for about 5 minutes. Allow to cool before use.
  • Store in a sterile glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 months.
  • To use Sweet Leaf Stevia Drops, add about 5-10 drops to 30 mls/1 oz of water or about 1/2 teaspoon to 100 mls/3.5 fl oz water.

Recipe Notes

Using Stevia Drops-  either sweeten to your own taste but I would recommend adding about 5-10 drops to 30 mls/1 oz of water or 1/2 teaspoon to 100 mls/3.5 fl oz water. If you don't dilute the drops it could end up being very messy as your margarita will have a very high alcohol content.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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10 thoughts on “Low Carb Margarita Cocktail”

  1. Um, I’ve looked at your other posts and have seen recipes there. But this page doesn’t actually HAVE a recipe… it’s like, not there. I even tried reloading the page on different devices. Just thought you should know. Shame too. This was exactly what I needed tonight for my dinner guests.

    1. Thanks so much for letting me know. There was a glitch with the print area which is where the recipe should display and it impacted on a lot of my recipes. I have been madly reloading them all to fix it, and I thought I had done them all, but this one must have slipped through. This has now been fixed. Apologies but thanks so much for alerting me and hopefully there aren’t any more. It’s a great recipe by the way.

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