Skinny Papaya Margarita

Serves 4-6


For Margarita

  • 1 large papaya, seeded, peeled & cut into chunks
  • ice to fill blender ¾ full
  • 2 packets stevia-based artificial sweetener (optional)
  • 4 oz lime juice (2-3 limes)
  • 1 oz orange-flavored liqueur (Cointreau suggested)
  • 8 oz tequila (100% agave tequila suggested)

To Garnish

  • lime juice on a plate for rimming glasses
  • kosher salt on a plate for rimming glasses
  • zest of 1 lime
  • ½ red jalapeno, grated or finely-chopped


  1. Microplane lime zest and red jalapeno. Set aside
  2. Fill a blender ¾ of the way with ice
  3. Add chunks of papaya, lime juice, tequila, stevia-based artificail sweetener (optional) and orange liqueur
  4. Blend until thick and smooth. Add more ice if needed
  5. Dip rims of margarita glasses in lime juice, then press into the kosher salt
  6. Portion thick, frozen margarita into prepared glass and top with the zest of lime and jalapeno