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The best keto margarita recipe

Low-carb margarita recipe

It is good to have a great low carb margarita recipe in your life, whether for Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthday parties, or everyday use.

Thin margarita recipe

Have you heard of a skinny margarita? It’s a low-carbohydrate margarita recipe that replaces high-carbohydrate liqueurs like Cointreau or Grand Marnier with freshly squeezed orange juice.

How To Make Keto Margarita Recipe

My keto margarita recipe is even easier than a skinny margarita and also contains fewer carbohydrates!

All you have to do to make my quick and easy margarita recipe is mix the tequila, soda water, and lemon salt electrolytes in a shaker and you’re good to go.

Healthy Virgin Margarita Mocktail

Because I don’t drink much, if at all, I also created a virgin margarita or margarita cocktail for myself and those of you who don’t drink.

As you read on, I’ll tell you more about why I gave up alcohol twenty years ago and how I realized that this was something I had to do for my health and well-being.

Can You Drink Alcohol On Keto?

But first, I am often asked, can you drink alcohol on keto?

I’m not the one to give advice on these things, but I love providing information that will help you make the best choice for yourself.

The short answer is yes, as certain alcohols do not contain carbohydrates.

What is the lowest carbohydrate alcohol?

I am also asked what is the lowest carbohydrate alcohol? That’s a simple answer.

The best low-carb alcohols are tequila, vodka, gin, whiskey, brandy, and other pure, carbohydrate-free alcohols. So you are fine if your focus is on carbohydrate counting.

Carbohydrates in alcohol

Carbohydrates in various alcohols

Low-carb alcohol cocktails?

As I mentioned above, drinking alcohol doesn’t agree with me. I also like to stick to nutrient-dense foods and drinks, so any kind of alcohol, regardless of carbohydrates, isn’t really my thing.

But if you’re looking to have a drink and stick to a low-carb diet, watch out for cocktails.

The problem with cocktails isn’t the alcohol, but usually the sugar and carbohydrate-filled mixers that are not keto-friendly.

The best keto margarita

The electrolyte powder I use in this recipe from Keto Margarita is incredibly low in carbohydrates and full of flavor. and on top of that, you stay hydrated while you drink. Win win!

Healthy Detox Retox Margarita

Healthy drinking? What are you talking about, Elana? Well there is a fun trend called detox retox drinking. Have you heard about it? Yeah that’s one thing.

This is when you are drinking something healthy along with your alcohol. In that case, my Healthy Keto Margarita Recipe will give you electrolytes while you drink.

Detox while you retox

My Keto Margarita Recipe will hydrate while you dehydrate and detoxify while you retox. Yes, life is all about balance – my friends.

Dehydration symptoms

We all know that symptoms of dehydration are not something to play around with. Symptoms of dehydration include:

  • a headache
  • Muscle cramps
  • Fatigue
  • dizziness
  • thirst

Robb Wolf’s NorCal Margarita

My recipe for this Keto Margarita is based on Robb Wolf’s NorCal Margarita. Some time ago he created his healthy, low-carbohydrate margarita from tequila, water (or soda water), and lime juice.

The NorCal Margarita goes perfectly with good tequila and fresh lime juice.


LMNT Margarita Mix

If you want something as amazing as Robb Wolf’s NorCal Margarita that requires less effort, make my Keto Margarita with LMNT electrolytes as a healthy margarita blend.

You’ll whip it in less than a minute since you don’t have to squeeze limes for fresh juice. I gave you the perfect keto margarita mix and tequila margarita recipe.

LMNT lemon salt electrolytes

LMNT lemon salt

LMNT electrolytes

I’m in love with all of LMNT’s electrolytes, not just the lemon salt, which tastes like lime and makes the perfect margarita blend. LMNT has a number of other delicious flavors that I list below.

Electrolytes and sodium deficiency

I drink LMNT every day because I’m slightly sodium deficient and make tons of great mocktails with it.

Electrolytes and keto flu

By the way, have you heard of the keto flu? LMNT is awesome when you are trying to fight the keto flu.

Electrolyte drinks

You can mix your LMNT with water, milk or alcohol. It’s so versatile.

Here are some of our favorite flavors:

  • lemon salt
  • Orange salt
  • Raspberry salt
  • Watermelon salt
  • Chocolate salt

So if you like a good homemade margarita, you can use LMNT’s citrus salt to make a low-carb and almost healthy margarita. I must confess, however, that my favorite method when using LMNT is to make chocolate milk.

LMNT electrolytes chocolate milk

I pour ten to twelve ounces of almond milk into a mason jar, add a packet of chocolate LMNT, shake it, and drink. Totally refreshing and it tastes indulgent.

LMNT electrolytes hangover cure

Baby Pantry loves raspberry salt. He is of legal age now – I know, can you believe it ?! He uses it as a blender and also said it was great for hangovers, not that he ever had one.

LMNT electrolyte sports drink

My husband is a huge fan of watermelon salt. I love making gummy bears out of them. Big Bro Pantry is part of orange salt.

How to salt the rim of your margarita glass

I think this keto margarita is perfect as it is as LMNT electrolytes have just enough salt for me, but if you want to go a step further, you can salt the edge.

It’s super easy to pour a pack of LMNT Lemon Salt Electrolytes onto a small plate, wet the rim of your glass with a wedge of lime, and dip the moistened rim in the electrolytes for more saltiness.

Margarita for one

This homemade margarita is meant for a single serving, but it multiplies perfectly and turns your margarita into margaritaville for one.

Margarita machine

I love that this margarita recipe doesn’t require a margarita machine, but if you have one I imagine this margarita mix will taste amazingly frozen!

Low-carb snacks for keto margarita

Keto Tortilla Chips

Now that you have my sugar-free homemade margarita, you need some low-carb snacks with it. I covered you with my keto tortilla chips with salsa or guacamole.

They go perfectly with this homemade margarita recipe and great Cinco de Mayo food, but so good we eat it all year round!

Mango sauce

Behind the scenes photo shoot

The great thing about using electrolytes in your margarita is of course the rehydration factor, but it’s the taste that is out of this world.

Homemade margarita

I had a little problem while turning this homemade keto margarita. It was so good that I couldn’t stop sipping it as you can see in the video below.

Virgin Keto Margarita Mocktail

This keto margarita works just as well without tequila, so I’ll take mine.

I can’t handle alcohol because I have this damn genetic mutation of MTHFR.

The genetic mutation of the MTHFR

I am heterozygous for the genetic mutation of MTHFR, which means I have two different alleles of that particular gene.

This is bad because one of those alleles or strands is a mutation that makes me detox about 70% as effectively as the general population.

My doctors have told me that this is probably why I have Celiac Disease, Hashimoto, and Multiple Sclerosis. It’s good because I’m not homozygous for the mutation, which would mean even more detox problems.

MTHFR and alcohol

I’ve never been very good at processing alcohol. I was so easy in college. I remember my friend Mary once brought me back to my dorm room because I was sick after drinking three beers over a couple of hours.

As I got older, my ability to metabolize alcohol became even more impaired.

When I had my first child, at the age of 30, I got hungover, halfway into a glass of wine, and felt absolutely horrible. So I gave up alcohol around the time I became grain free in 2001.

Best Keto Margarita Recipe! Ask?

Let me know if you have any questions about this homemade margarita recipe, the MTHFR mutation, my favorite ways to enjoy LMNT electrolytes, or anything else!

This post is an oldie, but a goodie from the archives. I shared the best keto margarita recipe for the first time in May 2020.

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