A fun take on the traditional “skinny margarita” — this Skinny Kiwi Margarita is a healthy option for festive summer sips made with fresh kiwis, orange, and lime.
I hope you didn’t get all cocktailed-out yesterday because boy do I have a delicious libation for you.
Today’s Skinny Kiwi Margaritas are a by-product of my post-finals, day-after-Cinco de Mayo festivities and a surplus of ripe kiwis.
I’m a pretty strictly red wine drinker but I make exceptions for holidays, and finishing my first year of grad school definitely qualified as one.
Skinny margs (when made right) have always been a favorite of mine.
Despite many restaurants’ addition of fake sugar or other low-calorie sweet and sour mixers, you really don’t need artificial ingredients to make this drink delicious. A good silver tequila and some fresh citrus will do the trick just fine.
For this version, I decided to get fancy and toss in some leftover kiwis I had in the fridge. The result — a delightfully subtle and sweet summer cocktail that looks and tastes amazing.
While I included the option in the recipe to add honey or stevia for flavor, I think the drink is sweet enough with just the fruit.
I hope you’ll try it out this out the next time you need a fun cocktail for your summer soirées!
- 2 Kiwis, peeled
- 1 Orange, juiced
- 2 Limes, juiced
- ½ C. Silver Tequila
- Stevia or Honey to taste (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender
- Serve with extra kiwi slices for garnish.
Shout out to my friend Leigh for helping whip up these tasty sips in Whit’s Kitch and for my new headshots.
If you’re in LA and need a great photographer, Leigh’s the man.