Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In honor of National Margarita Day, I am moving to the Republic of Moldova

     A story published today in The Huffington Post,  names the Republic of Moldova as the number one "drunkest" country in the world!  What a fabulous accolade!   The country is located between Romania and the Ukraine, and the drink of choice is vodka.  The United States came in at number 57 on the list, no where near the top 25.  No wonder we are so uptight in this country...

Happy National Margarita Day!  A perfect excuse, reason, purpose for drinking fine tequila.  And that, my friends, makes for a perfect Tuesday.

The Perfect Margarita, perfectly perfected

Serves 4 or 6, depending on the size of your margarita glass

1 lime, cut into 6 wedges
coarse salt
1 3/4 cups Jose Cuervo 1800
1/4 cup  Grand Marnier
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

To salt-rim the glasses, rub a cut lime around the rim of each glass. Fill a saucer with salt, and dip each glass, upside down, into the salt. Set aside.

Fill a blender jar three-quarters full of ice cubes. Pour tequila, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, lime and orange juice over the ice. Begin blending on low, then increase the speed to high, until the ice is very finely chopped and the mixture is frothy.  This can also be served on the rocks, skipping the blender step, instead shaking in an ice filled cocktail shaker.

Pour into the salt-rimmed glasses. Serve immediately.

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