Drunk Week, Day 3: Where’s the @#!% Salt?

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Whew! Anybody’s liver hurting yet? No? Way to go, troopers!

You asked for it, you got it—three delicious margarita recipes. Matthew dedicated his Tuesday night (and Ray sacrificed his sobriety) to test and create these delicious concoctions. Me? Well…I was out drinking a pomegranate margarita at a local restaurant to show my support. What a team player! Hope you enjoy!

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Photo by Ray Hydrick

Chica Grande Margarita
2 oz tequila – blanco
2 oz frozen limeade
1 oz triple sec
1 oz orange juice
1 oz pomegranate juice
3 oz club soda
½ lime – juiced

Combine all ingredients in a shaker or large glass with a handful of ice.  Shake or stir for 30 seconds. Wipe the rim of the glass with a lime and dip it in kosher salt.  Fill the glass half full with ice and then fill with the drink.  Garnish with a lime wheel.

Photo by Ray Hydrick

Photo by Ray Hydrick

Georgia Sunrise Margarita
2 oz tequila – blanco
1 oz frozen limeade
3 oz peach nectar (found in the juice section at the mega mart)
1 oz peach schnapps
3 oz club soda
½ lime – juiced

Combine all ingredients in a shaker or large glass with a hand full of ice.  Shake or stir for 30 seconds.  Wipe the rim of the glass with a lime and dip it in sugar.  Fill the glass half full with ice and then fill with the drink.  Garnish with a peach wedge or use frozen peaches as ice cubes.

Photo by Ray Hydrick

Photo by Ray Hydrick

Margarita Classico
2 oz tequila – blanco
2 oz frozen limeade
1 oz orange juice
1 oz triple sec
3 oz club soda
1 lime – juiced

Combine all ingredients in a shaker or large glass with a hand full of ice.  Shake or stir for 30 seconds.  Wipe the rim of the glass with a lime and dip it in kosher salt.  Fill the glass half full with ice and then fill with the drink.  Garnish with a lime wheel.

Disclaimer:
The Kitchen  Mischief Staff hopes you enjoy your margarita, but cannot be held responsible for any hangover symptoms you may experience. 😉

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11 Responses to “Drunk Week, Day 3: Where’s the @#!% Salt?”

  1. steve oh boy Says:

    Went to the Grocery store with my list:
    -frozen limeade-no problem
    -peach nectar (weird) Thanks for including the location. Can you imagine asking the bag boy. “Where is your nectar section?” neck tie? He would send me to Walmart.
    club soda-yep
    -limes (had some but the were kinda brown and funky)
    -triple sec -just needed it for the Margarita Classico-don’t ask the bag boy about this either (Ménage à trois)
    Went to the 5th and Vine and got a bottle of peach schnapps. (Have a history with peach schnapps, found late one night on a street corner in downtown Jackson singing “Heart of Gold” with some homeless guy with a guitar. I think brother Dave was with me)
    Stopped by Safeway for some fresh Chilton County peaches.
    I get home and look under the sink. Son of a … I’m out of Jose Cuervo. ….Now how am I going to be able to pay the fiddler in the morning much less the whole Mariachi band if I’m out of Cuervo. I have a bottle of Mezcal (stuff with the worm it it), but I ain’t drinking that @#!%.
    Oh well, off to the store. I’ll report later. Maybe.
    Note: I noticed that bars often post a sign saying that their drinks contain only 1 and 1/2 oz of liquor. So light drinkers beware. I’m not very good at math but 2 of Josh’s drinks equal about 3drinks at most bars. (Can you imagine ordering, “I would like 3 Chica Grande Margaritas and my date would like a glass of water.

    • josh Says:

      oh, steve…you crack me up! happy belated birthday, by the way!
      hope you enjoy the margarita…if you ever manage to round up all of the ingredients. you’re right…we drink ’em strong. just get Z to put you on a leash in the front yard so you don’t end up back downtown with the homeless musicians! 😉

    • Matthew Says:

      Steve, I enjoyed reading your reply. I would have loved to have seen the random store clerk’s face when you asked for peach nectar.

      By the way, these drinks are pretty smooth. I would get your singing voice ready – there is some karaoke bar calling your name. 🙂

  2. Matthew Says:

    If anyone is wondering why I use club soda (you can use water) – it cuts the limeade concentrate. I don’t like using that neon-yellow sweet & sour mix – it taste fake. The limeade contains real lime and tastes better but is also very strong. If these are too sweet, consider reducing the amount of concentrate and add a little more fresh lime juice for tartness.

  3. rhbulldawg Says:

    I’m starting to get Dizzy!! Great recipes!

    • Matthew Says:

      You were a trooper for trying all the recipes – good and bad. Also, great job on the pictures…you little Ansel Adams of blog pics.

  4. Christy Says:

    OOOO I am so excited. Will be going by the grocery store tomorrow so I can make margaritas! I’ll let you know the outcome. Hopefully i’m better @ bartending than cooking! 🙂 We’ll see! And yes Matthew, it did put me in a better mood. Martinis and Margaritas always do the trick!

    • Matthew Says:

      Christy, I am glad this made your day. I really like the Chica Grande Margarita (Big Gurl Margarita – because it’s pink), try that first. If you don’t like it – you still have the ingredients to make the Classico.

      Again: Kitchen Mischief is not responsible for the next morning when you wake up and you feel like you had a cat sleep in your mouth. 😉

  5. Laura Says:

    Love these! Also love your pictures on each post! The blog always looks great!

    • Matthew Says:

      Thanks, Laura! We enjoy doing it – maybe a little too much sometimes. 😉 Lately, Ray Hydrick has been taking our pictures and does a great job (if he didn’t I wouldn’t cook for him).

  6. Cinco de Mischief Recipe Round-Up « Kitchen Mischief! Says:

    […] And, of course—Margaritas! Remember Drunk Week? My liver sure does. Matthew posted two incredible margarita recipes. Try these out…they’re a far cry from the Aristocrat Tequila and Sour Mix swill at Casa del Canine. […]

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