Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Margarita Night

Last night was Margarita Night! It is amazing, the pleasure you get from one margarita.

Here is my secret recipe.

2 tablespoons tequila (Howard and I favor the cheap stuff pictured at left)
3 tablespoons Triple Sec
1/3 cup lime juice (I used cheap bottled stuff from Dollar Tree, I think it was)

You shake it up in a cocktail shaker so it is cold and then strain it into a glass and add new ice cubes.

There is no sugar in my Margarita! A margarita recipe I found online called for powdered sugar. I had never heard of that! I like that tart taste. And the Triple Sec gives you some sweetness.

But I liked this recipe and based my recipe on it because it is for idiots. It has tablespoons, not ounces. Although now that I sanely think about it, 2 tablespoons must be an ounce, right? Because it is 1/8 cup and 1/4 cup is 4 ounces. Cups, ounces, these are measurements I love.

Piously I enjoyed one margarita with dinner. After that I went to bed and slept like a teen-ager and was up rested and early (5:30 a.m.) to continue my Pennario book push.

My sister Margie was visiting over the weekend and, nothing necessarily to do with her name, but she is a margarita person. We spent some quality time at Premier Liquor scouting ingredients. Margie says there is nowhere in New Jersey where she lives that can rival Premier.

I do plan at some point to visit my sister in New Jersey where we will lounge poolside and enjoy margaritas. That is how I will celebrate when my book is wrapped up.

I have a feeling this is going to be a Margarita summer!

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