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Clean Margarita Recipe

April 30, 2013 by Melanie Zook

Looking for a clean margarita recipe, using simple whole foods?  Here it is.  I’ve never been a fan of margarita (or other cocktail) mixes, not only because of the sweet-and-sour mix taste, but because of their ingredients: artificial flavors & colors, as well as high fructose corn syrup.  There’s “skinny” mixes out there now, but I’d rather steer clear of the artificial sweeteners too.  Even agave syrup can be just as processed as high fructose corn syrup.



*I use the organic, fair trade evaporated cane juice, now widely available.  While it’s still sugar, it’s more responsibly produced than regular sugar. OR, try a simple syrup made with honey!  It adds a subtle, unique flavor to your margarita.

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