Happy 2018 everyone. I meant to write something sooner but I’ve been having some back issues since forever actually, but the day after Christmas it got worse. I won’t go into this much – it’s been tough and I just couldn’t sit or stand, or do anything else for that matter, for long. Sitting at my desk was a no-no, but since yesterday I have been feeling much better and I wanted to get back here to post a little something. It’s been too long.
With all that was going on during the past month or so I totally forgot that it’s a few days past C&T’s seven year anniversary. I remember starting this blog as if it was yesterday. Considering my general absent-mindedness and forgetfulness that’s quite a feat. I don’t make much of it – I don’t celebrate or anything like that. I just like to remember it – when I actually do!
Since I meant to post our version of a Margarita cocktail before the start of the New Year I’m giving it to you now. I apologize in advance to all those who are committed to a Dry January. I thought of this when planning the last post of 2017 but plans don’t always work and I don’t have anything else ready for you just yet.
I’m not much of a bold chooser when it comes to drinks. I usually go for the classics, which is what this is. A classic Margarita cocktail. J made these at home, after two days of prep and cooking for Christmas lunch. It was just what I needed after a light dinner and a cozy night in. It was either that or a herbal tea. This won. My excuse? I had plenty of limes to spare, which are not a staple in my house! (Coincidentally,
or not, really don’t know, there’s a Cosmo recipe for the 5th anniversary.)
Just a note before we continue: when it comes to cocktails, do me a favour and avoid the canned stuff and any mixes you can get from the supermarket. If need be, avoid serving Margarita mixes in parties and drink the real thing once in a while either alone or with a very small party of friends. You think I’m kidding, right? Well…no…
- 45 ml tequila
- 15 ml lime juice
- 22ml Cointreau
- lime wedge
- saucer of salt, for garnish
Pour the tequila, lime juice and Cointreau into a cocktail shaker with cracked ice. Shake well.
Rub the wedge of lime around the rim of a glass and dip the glass into a saucer of salt to get a salt-crusted rim.
Strain the cocktail into the glass.
Drink responsibly and enjoy. Happy New Year!