Low Carb Spicy Blood Orange Ginger Margarita

There’s just something about an ice-cold margarita that tastes so refreshing in the summertime. Now make it easier on my blood sugars by slashing the carbohydrates and making it taste even better! Whether I’m ordering a low-carb cocktail at the bar or making my own from the comfort of my home, a margarita is my go-to. With a few simple ingredients that you may already have at home, you can impress your friends and enjoy yourself — without the blood sugar spike, of course.

Low Carb Spicy Blood Orange Ginger Margarita 

Makes 1 serving


  • 2 oz of tequila (I used an orange-infused tequila from 21 seeds)
  • 1 oz of blood orange juice 
  • jalapeño
  • zero sugar ginger beer
  • tajin
  • agave nectar
  • 1 dehydrated citrus slice for garnish


  1. Place your glass in the freezer for a few minutes while prepping the rest of your ingredients
  2. Dice half a jalapeño and muddle into a cocktail shaker
  3. Take your glass out of the freezer and rim with agave before dipping the side of the glass into a plate of tajin. The agave will start to drip down the side of the glass. Continue dipping the sides of the glass into the tajin to coat the drips!
  4. Add ice, tequila, and blood orange juice to the cocktail shaker with muddled jalapeño and shake
  5. Pour over ice, top with ginger beer and garnish with a dehydrated citrus slice 
  6. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy my Low Carb Spicy Blood Orange Ginger Margarita! Be sure to tag me in your photos with the hashtag #CupofOjCocktail. Discover all of my monthly low-carb cocktail recipes, and stay tuned for a brand new recipe next month! On Instagram? Say hi over on my page: @arianafrayer

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