Low-Calorie Tequila Drinks Perfect for Any Occasion

Few cocktails are more iconic than a classic margarita. This sweet and tangy creation is the perfect way to enjoy tequila. But there may be better choices than a margarita for those looking for a low-calorie cocktail.

While the number of calories in tequila is less than in other spirits, such as whiskey and cognac, what you mix with tequila can increase the number of calories. Margarita mix, fruit juice, and soda all contain a lot of sugar, which offsets the low number of tequila calories. If you’re looking for a low-calorie tequila drink, consider skipping the sweeter drinks for ones with fewer ingredients.

Let’s look at a few low-calorie tequila drinks that taste great and won’t leave you feeling like you made an unhealthy choice.

The Minimalist Cocktails

Tequila tastes great in a margarita, but the sweet and sour mix can mask much of the tequila’s natural flavor. If you are drinking a lower-quality tequila, you may want to hide its flavor, but when drinking Suavecito Tequila, you want to savor the taste. This means you can enjoy low-calorie cocktails with simpler ingredients that highlight the robust and remarkable flavor of Suavecito Tequila.

Ranch Water

Ranch Water is one of the best low-calorie tequila drinks for those who want a refreshing beverage with simple ingredients. Here’s how to make it with Suavecito Tequila:

  • 2 oz Suavecito Blanco Tequila
  • Top with Topo Chico sparkling mineral water
  • A squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Serve over ice in a highball glass

Suavecito Blanco Tequila’s smooth profile blends seamlessly with the sparkling mineral water and lime, creating a thirst-quenching drink perfect for any occasion. Topo Chico sparkling mineral water is calorie-free, and lime juice has one calorie per teaspoon. With a 1 ½ oz. of tequila only containing 97 calories, you can enjoy a refreshing Ranch Water with fewer than 100 calories per drink.

A Skinny Paloma

Another classic tequila cocktail, The Paloma, features only a few ingredients but can be higher in calories when made with fresh grapefruit juice. Using an alternative ingredient, you can cut the calories and still enjoy this summertime favorite’s crisp, tart flavor. Here’s how to make a low-calorie version:

  • 2 oz. of Suavecito Reposado Tequila
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 6 ounces of diet grapefruit soda like Starry, Diet Squirt, or Diet Polar
  • Lime wedge
  • Coarse salt to rim the glass
  • Serve over ice in a highball glass

Using diet soda instead of fresh grapefruit juice reduces the calories, making this version of a Paloma a far healthier alternative to the original recipe.

The Low-Calorie Alternatives

For those who want low-calorie tequila drinks without giving up enjoying their favorite cocktails, you can make a few substitutions on certain ingredients to make the drink a little healthier.

Skinny Margarita

Counting calories is no reason to give up on drinking margaritas entirely, especially when you can enjoy a low-calorie alternative version like this one.

  • 2 ounces Suavecito Blanco Tequila
  • 1 ½ ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon light agave nectar
  • 1 lime wedge for garnish
  • Coarse salt to rim the glass

In this recipe, you eliminate the sugar used in most margarita mixes and replace it with light agave nectar, which contains far fewer calories. Using an ounce of fresh orange juice also gives the drink a little sweetness to help balance it out further.

The Cristalino Reposado Old Fashion

An Old Fashion is one of the most famous classic cocktails, dating back to the heyday of Prohibition. This low-calorie version made with tequila offers a unique twist that brings out the flavor of Suavecito Cristalino Reposado Tequila.

This recipe allows the bold, aged flavor of Suavecito Cristalino Reposado Tequila to shine while the subtle hints of orange and Crème de Cacao add just a hint of sweetness.

Both of these cocktails highlight how, by making simple ingredient substitutions and opting for cocktails with fewer, more natural components, you can enjoy a refreshing drink that doesn’t compromise on taste or your health goals.

Simplicity is Key When it’s Suavecito Tequila

Switching to low-calorie tequila cocktails doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or enjoyment. With Suavecito Tequila, you can savor the rich, smooth taste of premium tequila in a variety of refreshing, health-conscious drinks. Whether you prefer the simplicity of Ranch Water, the tangy zest of a Skinny Paloma, the classic appeal of a Skinny Margarita, or the sophisticated twist of a Cristalino Reposado Old Fashioned, these recipes offer something for every tequila enthusiast.

Enjoy your favorite spirit in a way that aligns with your health goals, and raise a glass to good times and great tequila!

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