In an ideal world, our perfect margarita would be one that's chilled, tart, and refreshing, made with juicy hand-squeezed limes, and served to us on a warm balmy beach. What, that's too much to ask? Well, in case you don't have time to hand-squeeze those limes, luckily there are plenty of store-bought margarita mixes that'll do the trick. Here are 10 tasty handcrafted margarita mixes that aren't totally loaded with sugar.
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Created by Real Housewives of New York City star and health advocate Bethenny Frankel, this Skinnygirl Sweet 'n Tart Grapefruit Margarita is one of the tastiest flavors in her low-cal beverage line. At only 100 calories per pop, these ready-to-serve cocktail mixers are perfect for cocktail parties.
This curated margarita kit from Mouth.com makes for a comprehensive, all-in-one gift to keep the party spirit going. All you'll need is an ounce of fresh lime juice and a dash of agave syrup to make a mean marg. From the Govino Stemless Glasses to the organic orange liqueur, this is the gift that keeps on giving.
Full disclosure: If you're worried about high fructose corn syrup, Cuervo's Classic Lime Margarita Mix may not be the mixer for you. However, if you're a few pitchers deep and fresh out of lime juice, this super-sweet mixer will save the party in a pinch.
$10.98 for 32-ounce bottle
Although Margarita Texas Mix contains a few not-so-savory ingredients like artificial coloring and citrus juice from concentrate, one ingredient this mix doesn't include is high fructose corn syrup. Most reviews of the mix praise the brand for its versatile crowd-pleasing flavor.