Celebrate Cinco de Mayo (or any Taco Tuesday!) with simply refreshing Skinny Margarita Popsicles made with just four ingredients.

A top-down view of Skinny Margarita Popsicles dipped in tajin seasoning over ice in a bowl next to a halved lime and a halved orange

Interested in drinking your margarita and eating it, too? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve lightened up the classic margarita, simplified the mix and frozen it into popsicle molds for a truly celebratory drink on-a-stick.

We’re talking four basic ingredients that are mixed up into the most refreshing blend:

  • Lime juice
  • Orange juice
  • Honey
  • Tequila
Boozy popsicle mixture in a glass measuring cup next to limes

How Do You Make a Skinny Margarita?

The trick to mixing up these lighter, less sugary skinny margaritas is nixing the triple sec in favor of fresh orange juice. This will make sure the flavors are bright without the added sugar and calories from the sweet liqueur. Mixed up with a bit of honey, lime juice and tequila, these tart, refreshing margaritas might not make it into the freezer. And I support that.

Cocktail mixture being poured into a silicone mold

How to Make Popsicles Without a Mold

Don’t sweat it if you don’t have popsicle molds on hand when the craving strikes. You likely have plenty of fun shaped items perfect for making popsicles. Paper and plastic cups work perfectly (and are sometimes even easier than actual popsicle molds!). I also love using small yogurt containers, ice cube trays for mini popsicles, and even mini muffin tins.

If you’re anything like me and like a spicy (or even smoky) margarita, by all means use tequila’s sister, mezcal. I love mimicking a margarita‘s salty rim by dusting these popsicles with flaky sea salt or Tajín seasoning for a bit of color and heat, too!

A top-down view of Skinny Margarita Popsicles with tajin seasoning over ice in a bowl next to a lime and an orange

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Dessert

Skinny Margarita Popsicles

Drink your cocktail and eat it, too, with Skinny Margarita Popsicles! Four ingredients separate you from these boozy popsicles that are a touch sweet, a touch sour and a whole lot-o-refreshing.
4.5 from 2 votes
A top-down view of Skinny Margarita Popsicles dipped in tajin seasoning over ice in a bowl next to a halved lime and a halved orange
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chilling Time 10 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 10 mins
Servings 8 (6-inch) popsicles

Ingredients 

  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 6 limes)
  • 1 3/4 cups fresh orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup silver tequila

Special equipment:

  • popsicle molds, popsicle sticks

Instructions 

  • Whisk together the lime juice, orange juice, honey and tequila.
  • Pour the liquid into the popsicle molds. Freeze the molds until the liquid begins to firm, about 2 hours, then insert the popsicle sticks. Continue freezing until the popsicles are solid, at least 10 hours. When ready to serve, run the molds under warm water to release the popsicles.

Kelly’s Notes:

  • I’ve swapped fresh orange juice for the Triple Sec, but you can add a splash back in for the traditional booziness.
  • I like my margaritas more sour than sweet, so feel free to up the agave nectar if you want a sweeter popsicle.
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Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 104mg, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 90IU, Vitamin C: 26.2mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 0.1mg

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    1. Hi there! If you’re viewing the site on a mobile device, click TAP HERE TO READ THE FULL POST and then scroll down to see the recipe.

  1. I loved this. But I am not familiar with agave nectar here. Can I use normal honey instead of that? Also can you suggest any non-alcoholic alternative for tequilla?

  2. Totally love the idea of swapping orange juice with triple sec. It’s the only right way ;)

  3. I’m thinking about doing these in icecube form for a girl’s afternoon/night punch…with some of the lime sherbet/citrus punch to add just a little kick! Though I’ll make some for myself, just have to remember which popsicles are mine, and not the kiddo friendly kind. :)

    Thanks!

  4. These look SO fantastic! And even though your site isn’t a diet-y one, I always still like seeing the occasional skinny recipe. It’s all about balance, right? =)

  5. My husband just walked by while I was looking at these and said, “Um, ya, we are making those right now.” I agree. Hope you had a happy cinco de mayo!

  6. The skinny marg was definitely a game changer in the drink your calories dept (for me!). These look fantastic!

  7. These are totally speaking my language. Mmm. I would love to grab one of these and head to the beach to watch the sunset this summer.

  8. This is a great summer treat that will help you still shed some pounds even when you are out and about.

  9. Yes please! It’s getting a bit warm here in LA so these are definitely a must-make!

  10. Sounds delicious. Esp. love that first photo. How many can you eat in one sitting and still walk a straight line?!

  11. These are perfect for the summer weather we’re having! Can’t wait to make these this weekend!

  12. I’m the same way Kelly, when it come to eating the calories rather than drinking them. Loving how refreshing these popsicles are to have for when the mommies and I have our get together while the kiddos are playing in the water! Pinning!

  13. Whoa! I was cracking up in the beginning of this post!! But then found myself salivating towards the end. This look amazing and major bonus points on the “skinny”! Genius! Perfect for this week and even better for the summer. So glad I found ya… following you through Bloglovin now! :)

  14. Oh, maaaan! Kelly, I need these Skinny Margarita Popsicles in my life right now…for lunch, to go with Cassie’s Fajita-Flavored Popcorn! Pinning… xo

  15. As a girl who cant handle her alcohol, these babies are dangerous but oh so good!

  16. Omg… you crack me up about Dance Moms… totally haven’t been sucked into that reality show… yet! These skinny pops look great! I love the concept of the drinking and eating them ;)

  17. I love this- I also have a “skinny” recipe planned and I’ll have to clarify that I do NOT write a diet blog haha.

    I love these popsicles though- it’s going to be warm and sunny this whole week so they are perfect!

  18. Absolutely delish idea for spring and summer, Kelly! I love margarita popsicles and have a watermelon margarita variation that you’ve gotta try! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Umm LOVE! Where did you get those molds? I’ve been looking around and can only find the Zoku kind that freezes them for you!

  20. These sound so refreshing. I wish I had one to enjoy right now…it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

  21. I definitely would rather eat my calories than drink them, which is why I drink so much water. Great popsicles though! There’s a restaurant that just opened in Memphis that makes boozy snocones and popsicles.

  22. I used to love popcycles as a kid….as an adult, not so much. But I think these might make me love them again.

  23. I am totally craving one of these babies right now! And crazy, but I have ALL the ingredients on hand. They’re just not frozen together in cute popsicles….yet.