weeknight cocktail | tropical skinny margarita

Tropical Skinny Margarita | Ali Hedin

Usually I would say "This time of year I'm trying to eat healthier" but the reality is, I should probably cut out extra calories on the regular.  Alcohol is a pretty good place to start.  Do you know how many calories are in a margarita?!? It's like a zillion.  I wondered if I could combine tequila + a little juice + coconut water to make a cocktail that's not too heavy in the calories but is actually delicious.  

Nailed it.  

It turns out this is fantastic.  Because it isn't filled with the margarita syrup stuff, it actually needs less salt on the rim than usual.  But it's so much more fun with  a salted rim.

Tropical Skinny Margarita | Ali Hedin

Tropical Skinny Margarita

makes 2 drinks


In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all of the ingredients.  Shake vigorously.  


Run the edge of a lime wedge around the rim of a glass and tip into margarita salt.  Fill the glass with ice


Strain the cocktail into the prepared glasses and garnish with a lime.  Cheers.


80mL coconut water

80mL tequila

40mL pineapple juice

Tropical Skinny Margarita | Ali Hedin