Wednesday, May 29, 2019

It's Margarita Time! #recipe from author @DarylWoodGerber

From Daryl:

Are you ready for summer? Do you entertain? Throw barbecues? Do you offer to bring something to someone else's party so they have all the clean-up duties? Heh-heh. Clever.

Well, here's something to bring. It's an easy beverage for any occasion. It's my mother's recipe. (I have to admit taking a picture of a beverage is difficult. I think I need some one-on-one training from Cleo!)

My mother's margaritas were legendary. Whenever I went to visit her in my twenties, my friends begged to come along. Mom came to love margaritas when she bought a timeshare and decided to go to Mexico every year for her two-week vacation at Thanksgiving. She loved the sun. She loved the lower cost of everything. And she liked her margaritas on the rocks.

Now, this recipe is pretty basic. It might even be printed on the Rose's lime juice bottle. But that is the key. Using Rose's lime juice, not margarita mix, which is too sweet in my opinion. The lime juice has a hint of syrup in it, but not too much. Of course, it's up to you whether you rim the glass with salt. And yes, you could blend this drink to make it the "frozen" slush so often associated with margaritas.

For me? I'll take it like my mother did. On the rocks.  Cheers!

Proportions (1 nice-sized drink)
1 part Triple Sec
1 part Rose’s Lime Juice
2 parts tequila
margarita salt, if desired 

If desired, rim a glass with margarita salt by wetting the rim of the glass and then dipping the rim into the salt.

Mix the liquor and juices in ratio (1:1:2) - so if you’re making for a crowd, mix  1/2 cup of Triple Sec, then 1/2 cup Rose’s Lime Juice and 1 cup Tequila.  Get it? (1:1:2)

Fill a margarita glass or wine glass or even a tumbler with ice cubes. My mom preferred serving her margaritas "on the rocks" but this recipe could be made in a blender. Just add about 4-6 ice cubes per drink, after adding in the liquor, etc., and puree away!

Be careful when imbibing. This is potent. One is plenty. Two could, um, lay you flat.

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As if that weren’t enough to spoil her appetite, Jenna discovers that all the evidence points to her friend Pepper as being the guilty party. And with Pepper’s chief-of-police daughter too close to the case to be impartial, Jenna knows she’ll have to step in to help clear her friend’s name before a bitter injustice sends her to jail. Sifting through the clues, Jenna unearths any number of possible culprits, but she’ll have to cook up a new way to catch the killer before Pepper’s goose is cooked.

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  1. It's hard to beat a good margarita!

  2. Here's to your mom!

    You know the old saying:
    One martini, two martini, three martini,
    (Can equally be applied to your margaritas.)

  3. It sounds great, but tequila makes me a mean person, lol.

  4. I love margaritas but only have them in the summer, special occasions. So bad for you, high in calories. lol

    1. All things in moderation. I don't do chips and dip when I drink them. ~ Daryl