Cinco de Drinko

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I stated in this post that I quit drinking in favor of running but that isn’t exactly true. I don’t drink much would be more accurate.

Every so often it can be kind of fun though, and since Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, my husband and I decided to celebrate a couple of days early. Mostly we just wanted a margarita, so we decided to make one. We made one yesterday and one again today.

Yesterday we made it with store bought margarita mix and Bols CuraƧao. Blah. Today we made it with fresh juice and Grand Marnier. The difference is amazing. I really don’t know why anyone uses the mix when it is so much better when you make it yourself.

Easy Peasy Margareazy

1 part tequila (We used Jose, Anejo is better if you can get it)
1/2 part orange liqueur (Bols, Grand Marnier or Cointreau
1/2 part simple syrup
Juice of 1 lime
Splash of orange juice

Lime slices and salt to garnish.

Place liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Cover tightly and shake it up.

Now prepare the glass. Take a quarter slice of lime and rub around the rim. Dip upside down in the salt. Cut a notch in a quarter slice, and place on rim of glass.

Place ice cubes in glass, pour margaritas in glasses, and enjoy.

Have a Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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