In the *spirit* of Mixology May, I decided to teach myself how to make a classic margarita. NOT that I have anything against the blended version, or any blended drinks for that matter. Au contraire. Blended drinks are my primary motivation behind camping sites with power! Still, it’s nice to know cocktails in their original form and so I searched Pinterest and found the basic recipe for a classic margarita:
- 2 shots fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 1/2 shots tequila
- 3/4 shot Cointreau
- 1/2 shot simple syrup
Pour all this in a shaker with ice, shake it (and sing Taylor Swift or Florence and the Machine depending on your mood), pour over ice in a salt-rimmed glass and garnish with lime! YUM. And easier than a blended bevvie! A few confessions: firstly, I did not buy $70 tequila. I am sure it is delicious but it’s just not in my spirit budget! (I could get an entire 10-item wardrobe for one bottle!)
Second confession: I ran out of limes and apparently so did every grocery store in a 10-km radius, and so for round two, I had to use bottled lime juice and it was about half as good. Get fresh limes if you can and lower your expectations if you can’t.
Third confession: I added way more simple syrup – close to a shot. I don’t mind my margaritas tart but I prefer them sweeter and it’s MY drink so I’ll make it how I like it.
If you’re not thirsty looking at that, you’re drinking too much water. Maybe one day I’ll splurge on the premium tequila and see if the difference is worth it, but till then, I’ll be happily sipping my sweet cheap margarita! Now, margaritas originated in Mexico, and I just happened to have a Mexican-vibe dress waiting for a spring showing…
Just kidding, in case that’s not obvious. I searched Pinterest for Mexican street style, curious what my Mexican counterpart might wear (probably a necklace). Bright colours and florals seemed the perfect pairing for my margarita!
I love this dress and have a pretty thrifted slip for wearing it solo, but for a day of momming around, I needed more coverage.
I also needed to prove that you CAN wear a pretty dress for momming around.
All day long I kept thinking, if you wear the dress, the drink will come. Try it tomorrow for yourself and I bet you too will have a margarita in hand by 3:35pm.
Now that I’m an official
self-declared Margarita Mama, you can bet I’ll be ordering my margaritas classic with an extra dash of sweet!