Thursday, May 5, 2011

Well, I'll Drink to That.

Happy Cinco de Mayo, internets. Or, as Hugh likes to say, happy Cinco de Drinko*.

In honor of this lovely day, one that is celebrated by consumption of two of my favorite things - tequila and Mexican food, I'd like to give you my margarita recipe.

A warning, these are neither some overly sour mixed juice drink, nor are they frou frou concoctions with pomegranate juice and rainbow umbrellas. These are real margaritas. They taste like tequila and lime with a hint of orange. They are delicious and refreshing and deceptively strong.

The White Hot and MCubed families have gotten drunk off our asses a little bit tipsy on these margaritas more times than is probably prudent to admit on the internet. So, I'll just say drink this deliciousness responsibly.

Margaritas on the Rocks with Salt
makes 6 drinks

1/2 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice (5 - 6 limes)
2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
1 cup Triple Sec
2 cups ice (this is just enough ice to make them really cold; this does not make a frozen margarita)
1 cup white tequila (inexpensive will do just fine)
Lime wedges
Kosher salt

Combine lime juice, lemon juice, Triple Sec, and ice in the blender. Blend until completely combined and no ice chunks remain.

Add tequila, blend five seconds to combine.

Rim your glass with lime and salt. Fill glasses with ice. Pour margaritas.

Sit back and thank God for the fifth of May. And be prepared to get up and make another batch.

Cheers, dears!

*I kid, I kid. This is the opposite of something Hugh would say. When I told him that's what we used to call it in college, he shamed me for like five days. Whatever, Hugh. Sorry you cannot appreciate the beauty of a bunch of sorority girls hopped up on cheap tequila running around bidding everyone a happy Cinco de Drinko.


  1. Um, you totally forgot to tell people that these margaritas are so good that, under their influence, you may come up with such great ideas as NACHO SHOTS!

  2. Haha. Even though I don't even know Hugh in real life, I knew he would never say anything like that. He's too sophisticated. Right?