What's all this commotion about? 500 posts, that's what.
I never imagined myself a blogger, but it happened anyway. So to celebrate the life and times of the the7msnranch.com and to thank each and every one of you for faithfully coming over to ooohh and aaahh at the pictures of my animals, I'm making margaritas today. But here's the catch. All I can supply is my treasured recipe. You'll have to do the rest. Until the technology improves, it's the best I can do.
This recipe is pretty simple - it's all about ratios. You can use it to make one margarita or a bathtub full of margaritas - just keep the ratios the same. I will give you the measurements in parts. How much is a part? As much or as little as you want it to be. For example, a part can be a shot glass, or a cup, or a bottle.
This recipe also allows you to make a standard house margarita, with average-quality ingredients, or if you're in the mood to really splurge, you can make the el grande deluxe super duper margarita, with top-of-the-line-I-just-won-the-lottery ingredients. Let your budget be your guide.
And one more thing. These margaritas never had an official name before, and I've tossed around several before officially christening them Thirsty Rancher-Woman Margaritas. Call them whatever you'd like. Just don't call me in the morning if you drink that whole bathtub full.
Thirsty Rancher-Woman Margaritas
2 parts Tequila (good=Costco, better=José Cuervo, best=Patrón)
1 part Orange Liqueur (good=Triple Sec, better=Cointreau, best=Grand Marnier)
2 parts Sweet and Sour Mix (not Margarita mix; Sweet and Sour mix is yellow and comes in brands like Mr & Mrs T's or Baja Bob's or Master of Mixes)
a splash of Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice
1. Rub a piece of lime around the rim of a glass.
2. Dip the rim in a saucer filled with kosher salt.
3. Squeeze the piece of lime in the glass and throw it in the bottom.
4a. If you have a cocktail shaker, fill the glass part with ice, add all the liquid ingredients, put the metal part over the glass, and shake for at least as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday. Pour the mixture into the glass.
4b. If you don't have a cocktail shaker, fill the salt-rimmed glass with ice.
Add all the liquid ingredients to a blender, then blend for as long as you feel like it. Pour the mixture into the ice-filled glass.
When shaken, the
Now go forth and mix a margarita, then raise your glass for a toast. To you I say, "Thanks, my friend, for visiting day after day after day, and for letting me share my pictures and my animals with you." Clink.