I would like to propose a toast to surviving Monday. I’m not sure how your day went, but if it was anything like mine you probably want a drink.
My day? Not the best. Naps were awful. I had to clean poop off of a rug. The good rug, no less.
I decided it should be a margarita Monday. I texted my friend to see if she was up for a patio margarita while our kids played. Thankfully she was game.
I’ve been working on perfecting my margarita for a few years, and I think I have it down now.
Step one: Gather the ingredients.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Please note: I have no idea where my good cocktail shaker is. I’ve been using a cheap plastic one for years. I assume in my basement in a box somewhere I still have a fancy, grown up shaker.
For two margaritas add 4 oz tequila, 2 oz Cointreau, and 1 1/2 oz lime juice. Shake it up. Pour over ice. Go outside and watch the children play.
A couple of tips:
- This is a really strong drink. As you pour it in your glass you may think you should make more. Sip your drink awhile before you make that decision. Trust me, I speak from experience.
- When sqeezing a hand held citrus juicer turn the fruit the opposite direction you think it should go. You’ll end up getting more juice.
- If you are drinking around toddlers make sure to watch your drink. Elliot spilled mine, so I was only able to enjoy half of it. He can be a little jerk.
Other than the spilled drink, it was lovely to kick off the week with a margarita. I think I’ll be making Margarita Mondays a thing this summer.
Cheers to Monday!