This is a cantina. Alcohol should be involved (especially considering the subjects we discuss – alcohol is practically a necessity). Therefore, we’re going to start publishing some house specialties.
Where else would we start but with a margarita? And not just any margarita, mind you.
Dana’s Margarita Magnífico
José Cuervo Tradicional
100% pure Key lime juice
Brown Sugar (seriously)
In step numero uno, combine your water, brown sugar, and Key lime juice to make lime aide. Sweeten to taste.
In step numero dos, stir in a goodly amount of Tradicional and just a smidgeon of Triple Sec.
Serve over ice. Proceed to oblivion.
You may ask, why brown sugar? I’ve made the lime aide with regular ol’ white sugar, and it’s all right. But the brown sugar – oh, honey, you’d be amazed at the difference! People who despise tequila and have never enjoyed margaritas suck these down like candy. I once spent a frantic evening doing nothing but mixing more margaritas because of all the buggers who’d assured me they never drink ‘em, but they’d try a little taste… okay, a little more… may I have another pitcher, please?
So that’s House Specialty Numero Uno. I’m calling upon all of you to email me your delightful, unique, bizarre, or just plain devastating drink recipes so we can get a full bar going. I especially call upon Chaos Lee to share the secret of his Sambuca Shake. I have many happy memories of that shake, and so should you all.