How many calories are in a margarita?

How many calories are in a margarita?

A 12 ounce margarita (without ice) has 540 calories!

On average, a margarita (without ice) has 45 calories per ounce.

Margarita glasses generally hold 8–16 ounces (oz.). A margarita might be served in a low-ball glass which holds 4–9 ounces.

Average calories in a margarita (without ice):

  • 4 oz. – 180 calories
  • 6 oz. – 270 calories
  • 8 oz. – 360 calories
  • 10 oz. – 450 calories
  • 12 oz. – 540 calories
  • 14 oz. – 630 calories
  • 16 oz. – 720 calories

A traditional margarita is made with tequila, triple sec and lime juice.

  • Tequila (80 proof) has approximately 100 calories per shot (1.5 oz.).
  • Triple Sec has approximately 110 calories per shot (1.5 oz.).
  • Lime juice or margarita mix has 15 – 25 calories per ounce.

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