Thanks to some unfortunate technical difficulties, I’m not able to bring you a new drink recipe today. Instead, I would like to urge you to try my all-time favorite cocktail: The Fresh Margarita. I know I recommend this one all the time, but I still don’t think it gets the attention it deserves. If your idea of a margarita involves pre-made mix from the store, you must, must, must try this margarita recipe. It is the real deal, and you will never go back!
Since I don’t have a new recipe, I want to share some cocktail humor based on some funny things I’ve seen lately. Up first, the Coronarita, which claims to be “the best of both worlds,” those worlds being a frozen margarita and tiny bottle of Corona. I guess a drink that starts with a so-called margarita coming out of a Slurpee machine can only be improved by pouring beer into it. I didn’t order one to find out.
I did have a margarita this week, and what it lacked in beer it made up for in size. Meet the 26-ounce El Jefe from only the finest strip mall Mexican restaurant. It was not too bad, but the lack of salted rim was a big disappointment. The Pants and I had to walk it off next door in the Hobby Lobby while the grandparents took the boys home for bed. We really know how to live it up.
Speaking of margaritas, I recently found the most erotic bottle of tequila I’ve ever seen. If you are looking for a gift for a bachelorette party, why not pick up a bottle distinctly reminiscent of male anatomy?
If you prefer silly over sexy, then this Wine Monkey is for you. As someone who doesn’t have much space in her house for nonfunctional doodads, I tried hard to think of an actual purpose for a sock monkey wine cozy, but I came up short. Would you want this adorning your bottle?
Finally, let’s talk about vodka. I am all in favor of vanilla, citrus, or cinnamon vodka, but the flavors I’ve seen lately are out of control. Take for example cookie dough vodka (not to be outdone by its cotton candy neighbor). I’m not a fan of raw cookie dough anyway, but how on Earth did it become a cocktail mixer?
Who doesn’t love glazed doughnuts? Why should that glazey, doughy flavor be reserved for baked goods when you can have it in a martini?
Finally, I leave you with this: Swedish. Fish. Vodka. Something is wrong in this world when the worst kind of gummy candy is infused into a perfectly good bottle of booze. If you’ve really got a hankering for boozy candy, I encourage you to try these vodka soaked gummy bears instead. Now THAT’S a treat.