It's the first Wednesday of the month which means it is time once again for the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club! This month's theme was selected by Sandi and she went with 'from the sea'. I was given the task of a drink or a dessert. Needless to say I found it to be a HUGE challenge.
In the end I went with the Cooking Light Margarita figuring I'd use sea salt for the rim. A stretch I suppose but it was a drink and it used sea salt so we were in business.
It worked out perfectly because Paul wanted a Mexican food feast for his birthday (apparently all of my food pics from San Antonio had him craving the zippy flavours of Mexico). This drink was easy to pull together and went perfectly with his special dinner.
A regular margarita can really add up caloriewise: a drink in a bar is around 12 ounces and weighs in at 410 calories (56% coming from sugar). Happily this lightened version is 130 calories for a 6-ounce portion with just 14% coming from sugar. Even better - it tastes great!
1 ounce premium or silver tequila
1/2 ounce Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur
1.5 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice
Pour some lime juice in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish sprinkle some sea salt. Dip the rim of the glasses in the lime juice and then the salt to rim the glass. Allow to dry.
Shake the tequila, cointreau, and lime juice with 3/4 cup ice. Pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with lime.
Makes one drink.