With lots of time thanks to the quarantine, we thought we’d compare the most available brands of light margaritas mixes. 

Our comparison was limited to low calorie or “skinny” margarita mixes, so we didn’t include any regular mixes or any “ready to drink” mixes that include tequila.

We compared 8 brands for price and ingredients, and did two separate taste tests: one blind taste test with each mix as a margarita blended with Don Julio, and a follow-up taste test of a sip of each mix without ice or tequila.

Let’s get straight to it!

1. Mr and Mrs T 

Reminds me of Tropicana Light Lemonade. It has two grams of sugar and you can just barely taste a bit of it. 

Overall, it’s pretty bland, and it was the only mix that had High Fructose Corn Syrup. The best part about this mix is that it is very affordable, at just $2.98.

2. Stirrings 

This one is a lot more tart than the others. The most interesting aspect of this one is that it uses key lime juice, though you have to really try to taste it (go light on the ice).

3. Baja Bob’s 

It just has so much flavor sugar-free but it just tastes so rich it was even even better Blended. When we did the blind taste test, I genuinely thought this had sugar and juice, we couldn’t believe how much flavor it had!

4. Jose Cuervo 

Similar to Mr. & Mrs. T with a synthetic taste, but is even less sweet as it doesn’t have any sugar. It has a bit of an aftertaste but isn’t terrible.

5. Powell & Mahoney 

This one has by far the most calories and sugar cal grams of sugar per serving it also has by far the most juice it has 20% juice that tastes juicy was just not that sweet for how much sugar it has.

6. Dr Swami 

Delicious, it’s really good and I don’t know why it didn’t come through as a margarita it has 12% juice in 5 grams of sugar tell me a more natural taste than some of the more synthetic ones it wasn’t one of the favorites it’s definitely better than Powell at half the sugar

7. La Paz 

No sugar but just so much flavor it’s like Baja Bob not as strong but I recall it being a good margarita

8. Big Daddy’s 

Is full of flavor, if you really focus you can tell it’s synthetic


4:36 – Mr & Mrs T  

5:14 – Stirrings  

5:37 – Big Daddy’s  

6:08 – Dr. Swami & Bone Daddy’s 

6:42 – Jose Cuervo 

7:22 – Powell & Mahoney 

8:09 – Baja Bob’s  

8:36 – La Paz  

Calories (per serving) 
Carbs (Sugar)
Dr. Swami & Bone Daddy’s 
6 (5 sugar)
Sugar, Lime & Lemon Juice
Most balanced
2 (1 sugar)
Sugar, Key Lime Juice
Most unique
Mr & Mrs T 
4 (2 sugar)
Agave Nectar, Sucralose
Most affordable
Jose Cuervo
2 (0 sugar)
Well known tequila company! Easy to find
Baja Bob’s
2 (0 sugar)
All around best!
Big Daddy’s 
4 (0 sugar)
Best tasting!
Powell & Mahoney 
14 (12 sugar)
Cane sugar, lime juice, agave syrup
Made with natural ingredients!
La Paz
2 (0 sugar)
Richest flavor

***Needless to say, this is by far the most subjective category (though probably the most important). However, the taste ratings are based on mine and my husband’s consensus and with two separate taste tests: one blind taste test with each mix as a margarita blended with Don Julio, and a follow-up taste test of a sip of each mix without ice or tequila.

*Obviously, prices fluctuate and sales come and go, so the prices shown are the approximate retail price.

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And our top two winners are Baja Bob’s and Big Daddy’s!

What we learned – Flavor doesn’t necessarily come from juice and sugar. Whether you prefer some juice and sugar or artificial sweetener, there’s something for everyone. 

**If you’re someone who’s concerned about artificial ingredients or juice content, store bought mixes probably aren’t for you anyways. There’s plenty of great recipes for homemade margaritas. 

If you’re someone who wants an easy and fast way to whip up a light margarita the you have to check out margarita mixers and don’t forget to pick up a nice tequila! 

Our favorite tequilas include Don Julio blanco and Patron silver.

We would love to hear from you! — What’s your Favorite Margarita Mix or Homemade Margarita Recipe?

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