Winners! Sparkling Margaritas!

Yikes, where has this week gone? Or the  year? How is it Memorial Day Weekend already?  Since I’m late in drawing the winners, I’ll try to soften the blow by posting a photo of Cleo in front of the quilt I made in a quilt class that launched on my latest fun.


You’ve been so patient, I’ll jump straight to the winners:

#2 – Rhizo  Update 5/28: Sorry, Rhizo, but I’m going to use your copy for a secondary contest at the PPK since I didn’t get a reply from you.

#9 – Laurie

Congratulations! I’ll try to contact you, but if you would email me, too, it would be awesome!

I’ll leave you with a drink to enjoy on the first big grill weekend of summer. This one is from Grills Gone Vegan and is a wonderful sipper while you’re tending the grill.

Sparkling Margaritas


Sparkling Margaritas

Yield: 4 servings

Serve this fruity, light cocktail on the rocks or straight up. Grilling the fruit is key here. Not only does it add nuances to the flavor, it also substantially increases the amount of juice you’ll get from the citrus.

2 lemons

2 limes

1 orange

1 1/2 cups vegan Prosecco (see Cook Smart), chilled

1/2 cup vegan white tequila, chilled

2 tablespoons agave nectar, plus more if desired

Preheat a grill, grill pan, or electric grill to medium-high heat.

Slice the lemons, limes, and orange in half, put them on the grill, cut-side down, and cook until marked, about 5 minutes. (If using an electric grill, keep it open and cook a few minutes longer if necessary.)

When the fruits are cool enough to handle, squeeze them and put the juice in a pitcher.

Add the Prosecco, tequila, agave nectar and stir gently to combine. Taste and add up to 1 more tablespoon agave nectar if desired. Serve chilled or over ice.

Per serving, 191 calories, 0 g protein, 0.1 g fat (0 g sat.), 19 g carbs, 1 mg sodium, 22 mg calcium, 2 g fiber

Cook Smart

  • For a nonalcoholic beverage, substitute sparkling water for the Prosecco and omit the tequila.
  • It might come as a surprise that beer, wine, and spirits sometimes aren’t vegan, generally because animal products are used in processing. For reliable information on vegan spirits, visit Barnivore.

Recipe from Grills Gone Vegan, Book Publishing Company, 2013.

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