Double Shot

I’m baaack!  Yup – two posts in one day!!  One might say I am procrastinating because I really don’t feel like studying any more for my statistics final, but I just remembered these margarita cookies I made a few months ago and wanted to share them for Cinco de Mayo!

Margarita Cookies

margarita cookies 2

If you’re looking for something with a little more kick to it, check out these recipes from my blog:

Blackberry Margarita
Mango Margarita
Beergaritas

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The Margarita Distribution

I haven’t been posting much lately because I have been busy taking the online Statistics class straight from the depths of HELL.  That’s right my friends, my useless Political Science degree wasn’t enough for me and I’ve been toying with the idea of going to grad school.  Before I can apply to any of the programs I am considering, I have to take a few prerequisite classes that my undergrad degree did not afford me.  One of these classes is Statistics.

When I thought it would be a good idea to take this class online, essentially having to teach the subject to myself, I apparently grossly overestimated my intelligence.  The book might as well be written in Turkish for all I understand of it; the language of Statistics is completely foreign to me.  Stem and leaf plots, p-hat, x-bar and z-scores, Chebychev’s Theorem, letters from the Greek alphabet…  You can see why I needed to take a break from studying for my final to have a drink.

Since Cinco de Mayo is this weekend, I decided to make it a margarita.

Silver Tequila, Mango Syrup

My boyfriend and I went to Chili’s a few weeks ago and I had one of their Mango Margaritas.  It was so good I wanted to try to recreate it at home, and I think I came pretty close!

Mango Margarita

1 oz Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila
2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Monin Mango Syrup
1 Tbsp lime juice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, shake and then pour into a salt-rimmed glass.  Use Statistics book as a coaster while you kick back and relax with a yummy tropical margarita.  There is a 99% probability that you are really going to enjoy this drink!

Wish me luck on my final tomorrow morning.  It’s cumulative, and it seems that I have already forgotten everything except the last two chapters!

Cinco D’OH Mayo

So, the thing that sucks about writing a blog about things that you make is that when you don’t make anything, you have nothing to blog about! D’oh!

I haven’t been baking anything and despite enduring quite a few days in the past two weeks that have totally been worthy of adult beverage drinking, I haven’t been doing any of that either.  I have, however, been doing a lot of laundry.  How one man can create so many loads of laundry in the span of a week I will never understand.

Anywho, despite my utter lack of shaking, baking OR partying lately I do have a tasty drink recipe that I wanted to share in time for Cinco de Mayo….

Dancers at the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival i...
Dancers at the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Beer Margaritas!  Or as I like to call them – BeerGaritas.

Margarita with lime in a margarita glass.
Margarita with lime in a margarita glass. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let me preface this by saying (quite emphatically) that I despise beer.  It’s just gross.  Even on the rare occasion that I can find a beer that doesn’t make me want to scrub my tongue with a Brillo pad I do not enjoy drinking the stuff.

Brillo Pad logo
Brillo Pad logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HOWEVER, I absolutely loved these beer Margaritas!

Beer Margaritas (link will take you to the original recipe!)

Ingredients

1 (12 fl oz) can frozen limeade concentrate
12 fl oz tequila
12 fl oz water
12 fl oz beer (I used Corona)
ice
1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)
salt (optional)

Mexican Beer: Corona 6-Pack
Mexican Beer: Corona 6-Pack (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Directions

Pour limeade, tequila, water and beer into a large pitcher.  Stir until well blended and limeade is melted (you may want to strain the pulp out, depending on preference).  Adjust with additional water if needed.  Add ice.  Rim margarita glass with salt and garnish with lime wedges.