Margarita Monday

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.

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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.

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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.20180507_1538191331449566.jpg
  • 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!

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