Monday, September 5, 2011
A Labor Day Cocktail
I'm not a drinker. Just don't like the taste of alcohol and much prefer to consume my calories in chocolate form.
Every once in awhile, though, a cold icy drink that causes a little buzz hits the spot. In fact, I'd love a drink right now — at not even 8 in the morning — because I've already been up since 5 a.m., thanks to a kid; have an extra two loads of laundry, thanks to another kid who peed the bed; and there is nary a drop of coffee in the house. Apparently no kid has any clean underwear either. Oh, and did I mention my husband is out golfing?
Um, yeah, I think some tequila might hit the spot.
Here's a recipe for a Margorita. Yup, you read that right — MargOrita. Named for a coworker who used to bring these sweet, frothy drinks to parties. You might wrinkle your nose at the whipping cream, but trust me, makes allllll the difference in the world.
•8 ounces defrosted limeade
•8 ounces club soda
•at least 8 ounces ice (I usually end up with twice that amount)
•8 ounces tequila
•2 large dashes Triple Sec
Mix first five ingredients together in a blender. Then, add about an ounce of whipping cream and whir it up again. Pour into glass and enjoy. Don't worry if you start to see double the number of children normally in your house. Just keep drinking — maybe they'll disappear.