Makeshift Margarita

Recently I just really wanted a margarita (ok, I can’t say I only seek them out every once in awhile, they are a staple, next to wine). So went to make one and what did I (not) have:

-pre-mixed stuff (love Jose Cuervo Ready to Drink Lite Margaritas)
-non-alcoholic margarita mix
-lime juice
-any limes, period

While I did have the basics of tequila and triple sec, I was finding myself between a rock and a hard place. What to do? While staring at my fridge (luckily with the door open), I realized I had several grapefruit and some lime seltzer…time to concoct.

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So, I basically just squeezed the grapefruit for some fresh citrus juice, poured some tequila and some triple sec in the glass then topped it off some La Croix Sparkling Lime water. That water would give me some thought of margarita lime, right? Shook it then poured it over ice. Dang, this makeshift margarita was pretty dang good. Will definitely have to make it again.

Cheers!

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Jose meet Stirrings

Was totally in the mood for a margarita and didn’t have any of the great pre-mixed/alcohol-holding stuff at home.  And, didn’t feel like driving to the liquor store to get some.  But of course I have the essential components to make one of the essential drinks in life (tied with wine, 2nd in line to water) — tequila and triple sec — but not the rest.

So when I went to the closest grocery store to get some food (with initials WF, meaning they can’t have super unnatural, chemical-saturated, 10-syllable ingredient products), I bumped into some margarita mix.  Darn!  Inspected, thought for about 5 seconds, purchased.

It was Stirrings.  They tell you to add 1.5 oz of tequila to 3 oz of mix.  I did 1 oz Jose Cuervo and 0.5 oz of triple sec (rough estimates).  Perfect on the rocks, no salt.  I was pretty impressed.  Good to know for future binding situations.

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