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8 Low-Cal Margarita Mixes Compared – The Lazy Margarita!

With lots of time thanks to the quarantine and with Cinco de Mayo coming up, 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.  

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We compare these 8 brands on Price*, Calories, Carbs/Sugar, Juice**, Ingredients**, and Taste***, as explained below (and captured in a nifty table below).

***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.

Awesome MARGARITA TOOLS – STARTER KIT

 

Brand

Price

Calories (per serving) 

Carbs (Sugar)

Juice

Sweetener

Taste

Award

Dr. Swami & Bone Daddy’s 

$5.99

23/35

6 (5 sugar)

12%

Sugar, Lime & Lemon Juice

★★★★

Most balanced

Stirrings 

$9.99

5

2 (1 sugar)

15%

Sugar, Key Lime Juice

Most unique

Mr & Mrs T 

$2.98

10

4 (2 sugar)

0%

Agave Nectar, Sucralose

Most affordable

Jose Cuervo

$6.99

10

2 (0 sugar)

0%

Sucralose

★★

Well known tequila company! Easy to find

Baja Bob’s

$4.99

10

2 (0 sugar)

0%

Sucralose

★★★★★

All around best!

Big Daddy’s 

$5.99

10

4 (0 sugar)

0%

Stevia

★★★★★

Best tasting!

Powell & Mahoney 

$7.99

50

14 (12 sugar)

0%

Cane sugar, lime juice, agave syrup

★★★

Made with natural ingredients!

La Paz

$4.99

2

2 (0 sugar)

0%

Splenda

★★★★

Richest flavor

Brand

Price

Calories (per serving) 

Carbs (Sugar)

Juice

Sweetener

Taste

Award

Dr. Swami & Bone Daddy’s 

$5.99

23/35

6 (5 sugar)

12%

Sugar, Lime & Lemon Juice

★★★★

Most balanced

Stirrings 

$9.99

5

2 (1 sugar)

15%

Sugar, Key Lime Juice

Most unique

Mr & Mrs T 

$2.98

10

4 (2 sugar)

0%

Agave Nectar, Sucralose

Most affordable

Jose Cuervo

$6.99

10

2 (0 sugar)

0%

Sucralose

★★

Well 

Baja Bob’s

$4.99

10

2 (0 sugar)

0%

Sucralose

★★★★★

All around best!

Big Daddy’s 

$5.99

10

4 (0 sugar)

0%

Stevia

★★★★★

Best tasting!

Powell & Mahoney 

$7.99

50

14 (12 sugar)

0%

Cane sugar, lime juice, agave syrup

★★★

Made with natural ingredients!

La Paz

$4.99

2

2 (0 sugar)

0%

Splenda

★★★★

Richest flavor

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

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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