Whether enjoyed by the pitcher with girlfriends, sipped solitary by the pool, or savored with that special someone over a romantic dinner, no adult beverage says fun and relaxation quite like a margarita. Frozen or on the rocks, salty rim or not, the margarita is a versatile drink.
30 May 2011 19 Comments
My favorite is the blue margarita. To me, a huge part of this version’s appeal is its visual connection to tropical waters along with its smoothly sweet zippiness.
About four years ago, I drank my first blue margarita at a Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. This turned out to be the perfect beginning to a memorable evening as my husband and I danced, gambled, and laughed our way along the Vegas Strip.
My most recent blue margarita celebration happened poolside at our family’s favorite Orlando resort. Eating a casual dinner and entertained by exotic hula dancers as the sun set over the palm-treed horizon, I sipped a refreshing frozen blue. It may have been light on the alcohol, but it hit the VACATION button just fine.
You can create traditions using a signature drink, too. My husband and I kick off our annual Key West getaways at the famous Hog’s Breath Saloon with a Hogarita. But be warned, ladies. The Hogarita is not your garden-variety resort cocktail, and pretty soon we’re relaxed, smiling, and strolling Duval Street hand-in-hand like a newlywed couple before we realize what hit us.
Summer get-togethers with girlfriends garner an added air of sophistication when accompanied by fruity concoctions–virgin or otherwise. The sound of a whirring blender can signal the start of an afternoon filled with conversation and laughter.