It’s wicked Wednesday. Hump Day. The week is half over. Time for a wicked indulgence. Comfort for a bad day or celebration for a good day. You earned it.
Today’s wicked indulgence: You need a cold, icy margarita. You need to escape to the islands, for real or in your dreams. Waste away in Margaritaville.
It’s National Margarita Day! Drink up!
There is nothing like a cold, salty margarita to brighten up a crappy day. A giant delicious, frosty margarita will take you away. As you sip your salty concoction, you will be dreaming of the the beach, the warm sun, your toes in the sand, ocean breezes, Reggae music, Margaritaville. It feels like vacation. Drinking a margarita feels like a party in a glass. Who needs therapy when you can drink a pitcher of frozen margaritas!
Margarita Happy Hour today! Serve a pitcher of margaritas on your porch. Chips and salsa and margaritas at your favorite bar. Or, dinner at your favorite Mexican style restaurant with a fish bowl sized margarita. Tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas, burritos, or carne asada with all the sides.
Make your own margarita. Better yet, make a pitcher. You just need a blender, ice, salt, tequila, triple sec, and limeade or lime juice. Maybe some fresh or frozen fruit.
Basic Margarita Recipe
¾ cup tequila
½ cup fresh lime juice (4-6 limes)
½ cup triple sec or congress
1 lime, sliced
In a medium pitcher combine tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and ½ cup water.
Rub rims of glasses with a lime slice and dip in salt to coat.
Add crushed ice to glasses and pour margaritas over ice.
Garnish with lime slices.
( Blend tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and water with plenty of ice if you would like an icier concoction.)
There are also numerous margarita mixes you can try.
I love Jose Cuervo Pour and Serve Margarita Mix. Everything you need is in the bottle and it is delicious! The tequila is already added. You can simply chill it and pour it over crushed ice. Make a lovely frozen concoction by pouring it into a blender with some ice. It comes in several flavors but you can easily add fresh or frozen fruit for a sweet, thirst-quenching drink.
Visit the island and chill out with a frosty, salty margarita and some chips and salsa in your own living room, porch, or favorite Mexican style restaurant. Play some island music. Jimmy Buffett or Bob Marley. Buy Jimmy Buffett concert tickets and plan your tailgate party. Plan your vacation to the islands. Jamaica mon. Key West, Florida. Bahamas. Join Jimmy Buffett’s Parrot Heads Club. Watch Black Sails on the Starz channel or a good beach or pirate movie. Summer Rental with John Candy. Pirates of the Caribbean. Fool’s Gold with Matthew McConaughey. It is the ultimate mental escape from a dreary day and it will make feel so much better.
Sing along with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville:
“But there’s booze in the blender
And soon it will render
That frozen concoction that helps me hang on.
Wasted away in Margaritaville
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame
But I know
It’s my own damned fault”
Play some Jimmy Buffett tunes. Maybe some Zac Brown – “Toes”. Alan Jackson – “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” Garth Brook’s “Friends in Low Places”. Sing loud. It’s so relaxing. Time to chill.
Celebrate National Margarita Day with a cold, salty drink and escape to the islands for a few minutes.