A Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Skinny Jalapeño Margarita Recipe

It’s been a while since I shared a cocktail recipe around here, and I think we were all beginning to question my true dedication to the craft of drinking.. That is until I realized Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, the perfect excuse for me get my happy hour on!

Today I’m whipping up the deliciousness that is this skinny jalapeño margarita recipe for two reasons: number one being swimsuit season is upon us (please send help), and number two because there is nothing better than sips with a little kick! Okay okay, the reason I prefer my drinks spicy maaay be because they prevent me from being able to totally chug my glass. At least I’m honest, right?

In my defense, I don’t drink any type of sodas (usually only water, coffee, green juices,…and cocktails of course), so they’re my drink treat of choice. If you’re not a big fan of spice, you can just nix the jalapeno and rock the rest of the recipe! It will run you about 150 calories per serving.

To make it even more of a celebration, a few of my blogger friends are also sharing their favorite recipes for May 5th, so be sure to check out the links at the end of the post to see theirs…

A Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Skinny Jalapeno Margarita Recipe

  • Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce light orange juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash light agave nectar or stevia for sweetening (add more or less for desired taste)
  • 2 slices of fresh, seeded jalapeno
  • pink himalayan salt for rimming (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine the lime juice, orange juice, your choice of sweetener, and silver tequila in a cocktail shaker and mix. You can also add a jalapeno slice to the shaker to add a little extra kick before you strain and pour into glasses, too.
  • Strain the mixture over ice after rimming your glass with salt (optional), then add two slices of jalapeno and a lime wedge for garnishing.

A Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & ClothA Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth A Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth A Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth A Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & ClothA Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Anyone else there that loves a spicy cocktail? It definitely makes me take my time during a happy hour without the sugar guilt. A win, win in my book.

Now for the rest of the Cinco de Mayo must-haves, check out — Pizzazzerie, Freutcake, Inspired By Charm, Julie Blanner, The Effortless Chic, and The Sweetest Occasion for more ideas!

A Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Skinny Jalapeño Margarita Recipe

It’s been a while since I shared a cocktail recipe around here, and I think we were all beginning to question my true dedication to the craft of drinking.. That is until I realized Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, the perfect excuse for me get my happy hour on!

Today I’m whipping up the deliciousness that is this skinny jalapeño margarita recipe for two reasons: number one being swimsuit season is upon us (please send help), and number two because there is nothing better than sips with a little kick! Okay okay, the reason I prefer my drinks spicy maaay be because they prevent me from being able to totally chug my glass. At least I’m honest, right?

In my defense, I don’t drink any type of sodas (usually only water, coffee, green juices,…and cocktails of course), so they’re my drink treat of choice. If you’re not a big fan of spice, you can just nix the jalapeno and rock the rest of the recipe! It will run you about 150 calories per serving.

To make it even more of a celebration, a few of my blogger friends are also sharing their favorite recipes for May 5th, so be sure to check out the links at the end of the post to see theirs…

A Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Skinny Jalapeno Margarita Recipe

  • Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce light orange juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash light agave nectar or stevia for sweetening (add more or less for desired taste)
  • 2 slices of fresh, seeded jalapeno
  • pink himalayan salt for rimming (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine the lime juice, orange juice, your choice of sweetener, and silver tequila in a cocktail shaker and mix. You can also add a jalapeno slice to the shaker to add a little extra kick before you strain and pour into glasses, too.
  • Strain the mixture over ice after rimming your glass with salt (optional), then add two slices of jalapeno and a lime wedge for garnishing.

A Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & ClothA Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth A Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth A Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth A Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & ClothA Skinny Jalapeno Margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Anyone else there that loves a spicy cocktail? It definitely makes me take my time during a happy hour without the sugar guilt. A win, win in my book.

Now for the rest of the Cinco de Mayo must-haves, check out — Pizzazzerie, Freutcake, Inspired By Charm, Julie Blanner, The Effortless Chic, and The Sweetest Occasion for more ideas!

Comments

  • Julie Blanner

    05.01.17

    Oooh, spicy! Who knew a margarita could be so pretty, too?

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks, Julie! xo

  • Leah

    05.01.17

    Yes! I’m all about a spicy margarita and even better if it’s skinny.

    • Ashley said:

      Right?! I was definitely taste testing the props..

  • Michael Wurm, Jr

    05.01.17

    So if I drink enough of these I’ll be skinny. Right? ;)

    They are BEAUTIFUL and sound sooo delicious.

    xo Michael

    • Ashley said:

      hahaha! So true!

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks, Carrie! xo

  • Miriam

    05.02.17

    Oh my God! Spicy recipe! Love it!

    • Ashley said:

      haha, I love my drinks with a little kick :)

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