The Perfect Margarita ~ and that feeling of accomplishment

Accomplishment…… it’s a wonderful feeling. Accomplishing something you formulate in your mind, set into action, and then sit back and see your hard work pay off…….

Allow me to elaborate…….I’ve had plans to re-paint a few rooms in the house for, oh, about 6 months or so. You know, a little bit of renovation, a little bit of redecorating, a little bit of making the house all mine mine mine mine MINE!!

** ahem **

I started the new year by repainting Alexander’s room, then the rest of my plans all sort of fell to the wayside. In another way of looking at it, life was going great and I was living/enjoying every moment. Not that I’m not doing that now, but certain things kept glaring at me every time I walked by……rooms were being neglected (yes Sabrina, this is directed at your room) and I really wanted to focus and get it all done.

So last week, inspiration and motivation gave me swift kick in the booo-tay and I sprung (sprang?) into action. Sabrina and I completed her room in two days, and this weekend I tackled my bathroom/hallway. I would post a picture but that would be a little odd, wouldn’t it? I mean, who cares what a bathroom looks like?


Instead, let’s talk about the celebratory drink I made to reward my accomplishment. I was in the mood for something different…… something cold and refreshing…. something besides a chilled glass of wine. So whilst perusing all my saved recipes, I came across this one for a classic margarita…. and let me tell you, it is perfect. It’s worth the tiny bit of time/effort to make the simple syrup, and for heaven’s sake use the good tequila and triple sec. Life is too short to drink the cheap stuff…….

I think that this margarita would be even more perfect with a bit of mango (you know me and my mangoes) puree added to it. That’s assuming I had any mangoes laying around to use………….


Classic Margarita – from Food and Wine / Vincenzo Marianella

1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
3/4 ounce triple sec
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 tablespoon Simple Syrup
Lime slices and salted rim, for garnish
Shake, strain, and serve over ice in an old-fashioned glass.

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