Oh Margarita. How I love you so, but never drink you.
Unfortunately I over-analyze our relationship too much. Should I drink this many calories? Does this mean I shouldn’t eat this ginormous plate of nachos too? But once you hit my lips, I can’t quit you. Will I get sloppy-tequila-drunk and have a massive hangover tomorrow? Why must you have so many strings attached?
Therefore, Margarita and I only kick it together on special occasions that I have a tendency to not overthink, like on vacations or birthdays.
But you know what, Marg? I want to find a way to have a more symbiotic relationship. I’d like to see your face in the it’s-the-weekend-and-I’m-throwing-back-a-few line up. I feel like I’m putting all the effort in this relationship, but I’m going to find a way to make us work.
So, with Cinco de Mayo coming up I thought I’d tackle some of my hang ups with the margarita and come up with a perfected recipe. It was an arduous process, but I took one for the team and tried a lot of different versions to present you with the best. In case you’re worried about the validity, I had back-up tasters in the event my judgment became clouded after multiple attempts. We were all unanimous that this one hit it out of the park. It’s fresh, not too sweet, not too tart, the perfect ratio of ingredients, and I will be drinking it happily here on out.
If you’ve been wondering what’s been playing on our house addition movie screens lately, here’s a little preview…
In the coffee house theater the garage floor was poured. As you can see, view-ability is decreasing considerably due to the patrons simultaneously eating while watching the screens. There’s also a lot of knocking and waving at the “actors.” I’m a little concerned about them being distracted with all the pounding and waving, but I am at a complete loss of how to stop it.
Showing on the big screen are a lot of lumber deliveries. As you can see Elliot is so taken with this particular showing, he appears to be levitating. Lucky for me all the lumber deliveries happen when Nolan should be getting ready for school, so I get to yell, “GET DRESSED!” a few hundred more times every morning. I’m thinking about just commissioning a banner for the lumber truck that reads, “You better listen to your mother or I will stop making deliveries.”
- 1 1/2 ounce tequila
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice, about 1 lime
- 1 /2 ounce fresh orange juice, about 1/2 orange
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup or agave nectar
- 1/2 ounce triple sec
- course salt
If you like a salt rimmed glass, use a lime slice to wipe around the top of the glass and then turn over onto a plate filled with course salt.
Fill glass with ice and pour in ingredients. Stir and garnish glass with lime slice.