Updated: Jul 6
You know what I’m about to write about? Margaritas. We all know that margaritas are the best to have when you are having some tacos, some steak, some nachos, any kind of food to be honest. Well actually, anything with meat. A salad, probably not.
We also know that alcohol is what can make or break a party. Alcohol is used as a social ice breaker. Shoot the more flavors you got the better. When legal, you can become a socialite with alcohol or you can just be the one who serves up the drinks. Either way by bartending or drinking, you will have something to talk about after drinking some of these margaritas.
Buying drinks is also a surefire way to tell if your bartender likes you. Male. Female. Nonbinary. In past experience, strong drinks and free drinks are an indication if the bartender is either fascinated or intrigued by you. 9 out of 10 times when ordering drinks, they come out strong for me and my friends. You know what they say, pretty friends stick together right?
Here are the ingredients you would need to become the socialite you need to be:
• 1/2 cup of sugar
• 1/2 cup of water
• 1/2 cup of lime juice
• 3 tablespoons of orange juice
• 1/4-1/2 cup of tequila
• Coarse salt for serving
• Limes for serving
Simple as simple syrup.
I made Margaritas for Mother’s Day Brunch. Shayne, my sister in law, and myself tried these margaritas. I served them blended with the plastic cups already frosty.
My Rating: 6 out of 10. I love lime though the tanginess and strength was a hard combo for me. I either like tang or strength not both in a blend. Ha punny. I also have not had a mixed drink since Sangria on Christmas. Honestly, I’m a shots type of girl with a chaser. Mixed drinks, usually not a first choice unless I am going all out with the food as well. Usually original, non franchise taquerias are the place I go for something like that.
Shayne’s Rating: 9 out of 10. Shayne is a lover of mixed drinks and he knows a strong drink when he has one. The main reason why this margarita is a 9 out of 10 is because of strength. He could taste the tequila and the lime. A classic shown through perfectly. The orange juice and simple syrup were not overpoweringly sweet in comparison to the lime and tequila amount. The recipe is balanced out perfectly.
Chelsea’s Rating: 5 out of 10. Chelsea is not a fan of lime in general. She drank the margarita but not as fast. This was definitely the type of drink where you need to have food in your system. Otherwise you will get buzzed. She found the drink to just be okay, not her favorite.
Buying ingredients for these margaritas was relatively easy. I bought the ingredients at Walmart and Publix. What makes this recipe better is the fact of reusability. Though, I was making margaritas, I can use these ingredients for other food and other drinks.
• Sugar- $1.98 from Publix
• Water- free from the tap
• Lime Juice- $3.88 from Walmart
• Orange juice- $3.84 from Walmart
• Tequila- $25.99 from Publix
• Ice- made from ice trays
• Coarse salt- had my pink Himalayan salt already
The total cost to make the margaritas was $35.69. Of course, this is more expensive than other recipes. However, whenever there is alcohol, that could be the case. Being from a bar background, knowing the difference between cheap and top shelf is present. Usually, middle shelf alcohol is the best way to go.
Fetch Rewards, one of my favorite applications, I earned 50 points but because of other ingredients we bought for other recipes. A victory is a victory for this application. At least by scanning a receipt, you get 25 points. It does not matter what more points, get you more points for gift cards of your selection. Using those gift cards for furnishing my future home. I got multiple goals for using these applications and that helps.
I earned $3.00 cash back from Ibotta. For this recipe, and for majority of the recipes. There is not a lot of fresh groceries that were on Ibotta. In addition, this application is more selective on how you will earn cash back. The good thing is regarding alcohol and spirits, the options are expansive in what type you need to buy. Usually great amounts are given on alcohol as well. The tequila used was 1800 silver and Ibotta had and offer of $3.00 cash back.
For walking into Walmart, I got 10 kicks for just walking in to the store. Shopkick typically does not have the products I shop for, I earn kicks by walking to the store. Though, I literally forgot to use that option when I went to Publix. Went from brunette to blond really quick.
Finally, Coinout earned me eighteen cents for scanning in the Walmart and Publix receipts. Coinout definitely is an application where it is a crap shoot depending on how much money you do get back. If you are not pressed to earn money, then this application works very well.
Since when alcohol has been invented, we have used the drinking as a socialite tradition. Drink at a party. You drink to liven up the party or to just get you through. However, when bartender, make yourself a strong drink because you like yourself. When you get a bartended drink, be nice so you can get what you pay for. In either case, bartenders make strong drinks to show their likeness and to get you to come back for more.
Thank you for reading!