Whelp, it is Monday and it is no surprise that I am exhausted, because Saturday was my birthday, and it was a ragefest, ladies and gents! A big thanks for the elevator birthday serenade and a very special thanks to Brian the Grillmaster, who kept it possible for me to socialize by feeding the masses. (And for having amazing grill hair.)
I spent 97.4 percent of this weekend cooking which means many great things are coming your way. To start we have hair of the cat margaritas. Now I know EXACTLY what you are thinking, “whitney, you don’t cook margaritas, what the flip!” Well yes you do so chill.
Now, I am a fan of the no mix margarita, which is made up of booze and citrus. There is no need for a mix and if you like a mix margarita, go away. I am kidding, only a little. If I were running for margarita president I would be egalitarian and say “I love all margaritas just the same” however, I am not running for margarita president and these are not my margarita children, so I can say without a doubt that these margs are better than Tarascas. (That’ll show you for not letting me take those margaritas across the street last week, Tarasca!)
Behold, Hair of the Cat Margarita!
- Coarse salt
- Ice cubes
- 1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 cup best-quality white tequila (PATRON preferred but jose will do)
- 1/2 cup Cointreau
- 2-4 tablespoons of lime simple syrup
- Zest of 1 lime, ¼ cup water, ¼ cup sugar
Juice your limes people, do not use bottled juice. Also, don’t short yourself on the juice, as this is the only non-alcoholic liquid going into your marg. (Don’t pull a Brian and read the recipe wrong either. I suspect more people would have drank these if it had the full 1 ¼ cup of juice instead of JUST ¼ cup… Champion.)
Heat the water, sugar and lime zest until the sugar is dissolved. (The cooking part I was talking about, BHAHA!) This is your sweetening agent so use it to taste, but it should be 2-4 tablespoons. Mix all the ingredients together in a sweet looking margarita pitcher. Serve on the rocks. With salt. Boom.
Many more things to come - freshly made pasta, veggie burgers, birthday cake, and a spectacular corn on the grill. Until then, get your drink on, like these two booze hounds!
Happy recovery! Love,