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The Cool Mom Margarita at Good Ground Tavern. (Photo courtesy of Canoe Place Inn)

Has it really, really been 20 years since Regina George’s original reign of terror over the hallways of North Shore High School with her monstrous social climbing minions doing her “Mean Girl” bidding? Apparently so, because in all her infinite hilarious wisdom (and a touch of revenge fantasy-meets-moral kindness for the win), Tina Fey is at it again with the reimagined return of that 2004 run-away hit.

Currently showing at the Regal UA East Hampton, we’re expecting some serious May-December seat packing for the re-boot of Mean Girls, with old fans of the original Plastics and their Queen Bee (played with wide-eyed giddy cruelty by the wonderful Rachel McAdams two decades ago) and those curious about the story line that never grows old: high school torture and the rise of its underdogs.

Canoe Place Inn’s creative feats behind the bar might be a little under the radar, kind of like Cady Heron’s high school career, but we know all about the mixing magic here. We featured this gorgeous sipper, the Lavender Spritz, in our inaugural print issue of Southforker. This, their latest creation from the lovely Good Ground Tavern, just might be our new fave: the Cool Mom Margarita, an homage to that wonderful Mean Girls scene between Regina and her mom, desperately seeking her daughter’s withheld approval (“I’m not a regular mom; I’m a cool mom!”). Cheers, late bloomers.

Cool Mom Margarita

Prep Time 1 minute
Serves 1 cocktail


  • 1 1/2 oz Milagro silver tequila
  • 4 oz cranberry juice
  • 3/4 oz orange juice
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • sugar rim
  • lime wedge


  • Wet the rim of a double rocks glass with the lime wedge. Sprinkle sugar on a saucer or other flat dish, and gently dip the glass rim in it. Add ice and set aside.
  • In a shaker filled with ice, combine all liquid ingredients. Shake well for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Strain into the double rocks glass and garnish with the lime wedge. Cheers!