Quick & Easy Margaritas

Extended Title: Quick & Easy Margaritas That Taste Like Heaven & Make You Feel Amazing… Until The Next Morning.

I’m pretty picky about margaritas.  I wanted to say that as “I have refined taste in margaritas” but something about the fact that I like the sweet and not too strong tasting stuff, makes me think “refined” isn’t the right word for it.  And is maybe the opposite word for it.  So picky seems more appropriate.

Sweet.  Strong, but doesn’t taste strong.  Salt rim.  Or even better, a salt AND sugar rim.  That’s what I’m all about.  None of those tiny-glass coin-style things for me.  And since Joey and I have been on a homemade marg roll for the past few weeks and since margaritas were our signature wedding cocktail (that seriously messed up half our guests…), I thought I’d share our fool-proof recipe.  Oh and because Cinco de Mayo is Tuesday, so this post has no business remaining in my drafts folder!

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Step 1: Mix equal parts boiling water and sugar until sugar dissolves and bam, the quickest simple syrup there ever was.  You should probably let it cool in the fridge before mixing up your marg, though.

Step 2: In a shaker, mix the following:

  • 2 oz. Tequila
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1.5 oz. simple syrup
  • Handful of ice
  • Optional: 2 oz. blood orange juice

Step 3: Mix equal parts sugar and salt on a plate, rub lime around the rim of your glass then coat in the sugar/salt mixture.

Step 4: Pour and enjoy!

But seriously, take caution, they don’t taste strong and they go down like water, but the next thing you know, you wake up Sunday morning with a headache and wax from your new outdoor citronella candles in your hair.

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P.S. Can we take a minute to talk about Spring 2015?  Specifically, how perfect it is.  Like how the sun comes out earlier and stays out later so there’s time to take a nap after work and still fit in three episodes of The Wire before bedtime, or time to bake cookies before you go on a run and it’s still light out when you get back.  And not to mention those blossoms and dining al fresco or the fact that it feels like this spring is lasting forever and I’m not even mad about it.

It’s all such a dream, isn’t it?

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