I've mentioned this before, but ever since we launched this blog, a bunch of our IRL friends have all been like, "You guys are so fancy with all those styled cocktails," and, "Wow, surprised to see you here at [insert name of dingy neighborhood bar],"
and "Wow, Matt you're even dorkier in person than on the blog." And truth be told, as much as we try to write about our real lives and what we're really eating and drinking, there's obviously a difference between what's worhty of being photographed (like Beau's gorgeous banana bread that I ate all of by my damn self with no shame) and the ever-rotating supply of boxed wine on top the fridge. On the other hand, you can be damn sure it's a pretty good box of wine. No, seriously, check out Shania wine it's like actually decent red wine that comes in a box for just $25 for the equivalent of four bottles.
IRL friends, look, I get it, and sure we may like nice things, but at the end of the day, ya girls are just in it to save a buck and grab a drink like everyone else. So here's how we do margaritas for cheap at home. I kid you not, this recipe will run you $2 per drink, there's no tipping involved unless you're tipping me 'cause I'll take it, and you can rest assured that you won't have a pounding headache the next day; we're talking quality (and value!) shit here. Check out our recipe below to see how we're mixing up $2 premium margz at home with simple ingredients, quality liquor, and none of that syrupy sweet mix.
Good and Cheap Margaritas
- 1 1/2 oz Tequila
- 1/2 oz agave
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- Lime wedge for wetting the rim and for garnish, later
- Salt for the rim of the glass, to taste
- Pour some salt into a plate or bowl, about an eight of an inch deep.
- Take the lime wedge and run it along the outside (only) of the glass you'll be serving these in. Then evenly rotate the glass in the plate of salt so the salt sticks to the small bit of juice on the rim.
- Combine agave nectar, lime juice, and Tequila in a shaking tin.
- Add ice and shake for about 15 seconds or until the tin has frosted over.
- Strain into your prepared glass and *clink* *cheers* *gulp* *repeat*
Below are the things we bought for this recipe:
- 1 750mL bottle of Tequila Espolon ($25)
- 1 24 oz bottle of agave nectar ($9)
- 12 oz lime juice, from about 12 limes ($4)
750mL is about 24oz, which is enough for 16 drinks, which would call for only 8oz of agave nectar ($3). So for $32, we have enough ingredients to make 16 margaritas at $2 a pop!
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