3tablespoonsfreshly squeezed lime juiceabout 1 large or 1 1/2 small limes
1 1/2tablespoonsfreshly squeezed orange juiceabout 1/2 medium orange
1teaspoonlight agave nectaradd 2 if you prefer a sweeter margarita
For a Pitcher of Skinny Margaritas (5 Drinks):
8ouncessilver tequila(1 cup)
8ouncesfreshly squeezed lime juice(1 cup, from about 5 medium/large limes)
4ouncesfreshly squeezed orange juice(1/2 cup, from about 4 medium oranges)
2tablespoonslight agave nectar or simple syrup, more if you prefer a sweeter margarita
Rim the glass: Pour a thin layer of salt onto a small plate. Rub a lime wedge around the top edge of your glass to moisten it, then dip the glass into the salt so that it sticks, tapping all the way around. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.
For one (or two) drinks: fill a small cocktail shaker with additional ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and agave. Tightly close and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds (it's longer than you think). Strain into the rimmed glass over the ice. Enjoy immediately.
For a pitcher: In the bottom of a pitcher, stir together the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and agave (do not add ice to the pitcher). Serve immediately (prepare the glasses as in Step 1) or place a sheet of plastic wrap over the top of the pitcher and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.