I realize there are so many things grammatically and otherwise wrong with saying “I ain’t mad at ya”. My mom was not a fan of “ain’t” and she used to have a little ditty she would make us sing when we were kids any time we tried to use that word. “Ain’t ain’t a word and I ain’t gonna use it.” Well, sorry, Mom, it only seems fitting to use with this trimmed down version of the most deliciosa bebida of the sacred Cinco de Mayo. I am going on a much needed beach trip with my sister in t-minus 6 days, so I need all the skinny I can get from now to then, but I don’t have the willpower to pass up a margarita on Cinco and for that I am thankful for this calorie-friendly recipe and so is my waistline and in return I am not currently experiencing any feelings of discontent with you, Margarita!
I Ain’t Mad At Ya Margarita
- 3 packets (2 quart packets) lime margarita drink mix (I found mine in the Great Value brand at Walmart)
- 1 gallon water
- 1/4- 1/2 cup Nellie & Joe’s Famous Key Lime Juice
- Juice of 2 limes
- Juice of 1/2 navel orange
- Juice of 1/2 large lemon
- 1 1/2 cups Tequila Reserva 1800 Silver 100% Agave Tequila
- Orange, lime & lemon slices
Combine drink mix and water and stir to combine. Add Key Lime Juice, lime, orange and lemon juice and stir to combine. Adjust taste as needed with lime/lemon juice. Add tequila and stir to combine. Pour into a decorative glass pitcher (the one pictured was found at Walmart) and add fruit slices. Add crushed ice to glasses and pour in margarita mixture. Garnish a festive straw with a kumquat or other colorful fruit slice and ENJOY!!!!!