“You drink on Tuesdays?”, is the typical response heard when Drin and I mention our weekly Tuesday night plans. No, we’re not alcoholics, no, we’re not auditioning for the next season of Intervention – Hi our names are Drin, D-R-I-N, and Josey, J-O-S-E-Y, and we drink on Tuesdays. Drin has that wonky law enforcement schedule, I don’t have classes on Wednesday, so…”bottoms up, troubles down”.
Now, don’t get me wrong. We aren’t brewing hooch and moonshine over here, no. But we sip cocktails, savor beers fit for us beer snobs, commenting on the corriander, or heady amber glow, like we know what we’re talking about, or down margaritas. That’s right, we down ’em. And last night, we downed ’em, Cranberry Margaritas, while watching a TIVO of American Idol and munching on Loaded Nachos. What a delicious Tuesday. Cheers!
adapted from The Pastry Queen Christmas
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
1/2 cup tequila (silver or other 100% agave tequila)
1/2 cup cranberry juice
ice cubes for shaking and serving
thin slices of lime for serving
coarse organic sugar for rimming glasses
Combine the lime juice, liqueur, tequila, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake like hell.
Pour into ice-filled sugar rimmed glasses.
Serve with a lime slice.
Note: These go down easily, but be warned – they are very potent.