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!

Hop, Skip and Go Naked?

No, it’s not some kind of adult playground game.  It’s a cocktail!  I stumbled upon this gem while poking around on my favorite recipe site – Allrecipes.com.

If you Google “Hop Skip and Go Naked recipe” you will most likely find a bunch of recipes that involve a combination of beer, vodka and lemonade (ew?).   You might also find a cookie recipe or two.  Cookies are good, but this drink is better!

Simple ingredients – cherry vodka, Triple Sec, cranberry juice and grenadine.  Tastes just like Hawaiian Punch.

Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juicy Red
Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juicy Red (Photo credit: Like_the_Grand_Canyon)

It is SO good that it’s quite easy to knock back a few, kind of forgetting the vodka part, until suddenly… you’re drunk!   Thus, I have renamed this drink Hawaiian Punch Drunk.  It’s a much more suitable moniker, and removes any connections to that hillbilly beer/lemonade concoction.  Whatever you call it though, you should definitely try it – especially if you live in my neck of the woods where it’s going to be 80 degrees tomorrow!