¡Feliz #NationalTequilaDay!

24 Jul

It was a steamy September night in 1988, and I was fresh off the plane from a formative,  college summer-abroad odyssey in Switzerland. The evening found me at a Mexican restaurant in Orange County, cross-eyed and basking in the after-effects of a bathtub-sized Cadillac margarita, spilling all of the summer’s indiscretions. To my then-boyfriend. Who sat there and fumed. Natch.

margarita

Okay, so he was a weenie anyway, but ever since then I stick to wine in order to (ahem) keep my tequila-inspired indiscretions to myself. Whoops! Uh, not that I have any today! Indiscretions, I mean (she said in case her husband, Señor Jim happened to be reading this post, which he always does because he’s the mucho-amazing-est husband in the world).

You’re probably thinking, “Whoa. Guess who just stepped in it.” And I have this to say: I did indeed step in it! I stepped into National Tequila Day! And I come bearing gifts.

First, my favorite interpretive dance to the song, Tequila, courtesy of Pee-Wee Herman. Click on the image to watch:

PEEWEE

Second, a full-on “Chica Power” article I wrote earlier this year about the world’s first female master tequila distiller, the salt-rimmed glass ceiling-shattering Maria Teresa Lara.

Meet the world's first female

Meet the world’s first female “Maestra Tequilera,” Maria Teresa Lara.

Next, a tequila recipe for tonight’s National Tequila Day fiesta. WARNING: Do not try this drink if you’ve been naughty in the past 48 hours. ¡Salud!

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Photo credit: CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Sangrita – Serves: 4

This recipe is courtesy of the JW Marriott Cancun. Another Marriott  property in Puerto Vallarta, by the way, has an in-house “tequila sommelier” who presents tequila tastings using tequila made from agaves grown on the property.

Ingredients:
1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
2 ounces freshly squeezed tomato juice
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce grenadine
dash worcestershire sauce
dash of salt
dash of pepper
dash of Tabasco, or to taste

Preparation:
To prepare, mix all of the ingredients together in a container and let stand a few minutes; cooling is recommended.

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One Response to “¡Feliz #NationalTequilaDay!”

  1. AlvaradoFrazier July 24, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    Well, well, well…I read this just in time for Happy Hour! 🍷🍸

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