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30 Days of Cooking Light–Day 6. The Classic Margarita and a “Classic Mistake”

July 23, 2011

How could I resist after finding a recipe for my favorite cocktail of all time?
You can find the recipe here.


I was on a mission last night to find the perfect margarita recipe for cocktail hour. I stumbled across this one–simple and clean and I had all of the ingredients. In my excitement….I overlooked the fact that My Recipes had given me a few drinks outside of the search parameters that I had entered. Imagine my surprise when I copied the link this morning and discovered that it was from Southern Living Magazine. What to do? Not share the best margarita ever? Whip up a cooking light version for breakfast? Errr…no. I decided to roll with it and share anyway. Just know, it isn’t a Cooking Light Margarita. My bad!

I substituted a third of a cup of Nellie and Joe’s Famous Key Lime Juice for the fresh lime. The third cup of powdered sugar should have clued me in that this was not a “light recipe”.

Note the stainless steel lunch jar standing in for my cocktail shaker that had mysteriously gone MIA last night. It worked great!

Simply add ingredients to shaker full of ice…shake vigorously…strain and pour.

One happy cocktail strainer 🙂

The powdered sugar elevates this drink. The key lime juice makes it tart and gives it incredible flavor. I was very tempted to make a second one….but alas, I had to make dinner for the munchkins and finish a T Rex floor puzzle!

Hopefully, this will be the only non CL recipe to sneak into the mix.  Even so…it’s a darn good mistake.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2011 11:17 pm

    it IS a darn good mistake!! haha! so glad you included it anyway! really enjoying your series of posts!

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