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(KNBC 4 Los Angeles)   Today is National Margarita Day. Sure, it's another fake holiday, but on the plus side it's a great excuse to drink   (nbclosangeles.com ) divider line
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2014-02-22 02:46:01 AM  
Who needs an excuse?

Besides, Mardi Gras is coming up, and St. Patrick's Day.
 
2014-02-22 02:53:10 AM  
If consciousness isn't a good enough excuse, I don't know what is
 
2014-02-22 08:26:47 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: If consciousness isn't a good enough excuse, I don't know what is


I lost my excuse shortly after posting, having already overused it.
 
2014-02-22 09:57:04 AM  
According to whom? Where do these fake holidays come from?
 
2014-02-22 10:35:17 AM  

MrBallou: Who needs an excuse?

Besides, Mardi Gras is coming up, and St. Patrick's Day.


This
 
2014-02-22 10:36:49 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: If consciousness isn't a good enough excuse, I don't know what is


And this
 
2014-02-22 10:36:54 AM  
I knew there was a reason I made sponge cake yesterday.
 
2014-02-22 10:38:46 AM  
no one in the USA has ever drank a margarita. Thats for minorities
 
2014-02-22 10:39:39 AM  
If you're going to waste away your days in Margaritaville, try not to lose your shaker of salt.
 
2014-02-22 10:40:11 AM  
Okay, right after I down this second Bloody Mary.
 
2014-02-22 10:41:37 AM  
And ditch that tired tequila, triple sec, and margarita mix recipe.

2 oz of tequila
1 oz of fresh lime juice
1/4 oz of agave nectar
 
2014-02-22 10:46:01 AM  
I really like those margaritas that have the tiny beer bottle upturned in them. It's so trashy, but that makes it better somehow.
 
2014-02-22 10:47:48 AM  
Yay, for the whatever it is. *DRINK*

Whaddyamean, you don't make margaritas with vodak?
 
2014-02-22 10:50:00 AM  
Well, here in SF it's before 8 am. Therefore it's my usual brandy and fresh squeezed blood orange juice. My excuse is it's all organic. By 9 am I might need another.
 
2014-02-22 10:52:44 AM  

MrBallou: Who needs an excuse?

Besides, Mardi Gras is coming up, and St. Patrick's Day.


I do.

Thank god my go-to is 'I blinked'
 
2014-02-22 10:53:29 AM  
www.mightysweet.com

I blew out a beer fart
Stepped on a Pop Tart
*hic*
Waaaasted away again in Lime-a-Ritaville...
 
2014-02-22 10:55:44 AM  

Doc Batarang: I really like those margaritas that have the tiny beer bottle upturned in them. It's so trashy, but that makes it better somehow.


You've motivated me to have one with lunch.
 
2014-02-22 10:55:47 AM  
The celebrating has begun

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2014-02-22 10:57:56 AM  

MrBallou: Who needs an excuse?

Besides, Mardi Gras is coming up, and St. Patrick's Day.


Hell yea. I'm doing some sheetrock and painting work on my new place, between mardi gras parade breaks outside my door ;p I'm hitting up the daquirires already ;p
 
2014-02-22 11:05:54 AM  
I've already gotta couple shots of pepto bismol in me so I'm doing my part. Carry on.
 
2014-02-22 11:09:56 AM  

starsrift: Yay, for the whatever it is. *DRINK*

Whaddyamean, you don't make margaritas with vodak?


I do, but then again I make ice water with vodak.  It's an easy recipe.

- Fill rocks glass with ice
- Add vodak
- Drink vodak rapidly

Tada!  You're left with ice water!
 
2014-02-22 11:16:59 AM  
Its not remotely the right time of year for margaritas.  They are a summer thing.  Give me some brandy.
 
2014-02-22 11:32:39 AM  
Here in San Antonio, every day is margarita day.
 
2014-02-22 11:39:11 AM  

jaylectricity: And ditch that tired tequila, triple sec, and margarita mix recipe.

2 oz of tequila
1 oz of fresh lime juice
1/4 oz of agave nectar


Sigh.

That's not a margarita. May be tasty, but a margarita contains tequila, lime juice, and triple sec (you'll often see Cointreau, which is just a very nice triple sec). That's what the drink is. You can't leave out one of the three ingredients and replace it with something completely different and still call it a margarita.

That said, fake, sweetened juice product like margarita mix is an atrocity too.

Make it right, people! Three ingredients, it's not that hard. I usually do 2.5 oz tequila, .75 oz each of lime juice and triple sec. Shaken, of course, and served up. Many people like it sweeter, and use more triple sec than lime juice. Exact proportions are always a matter of preference and dispute, so I can't say that they're wrong, per se, but c'mon folks, not everything has to be sweet.


Also, I'll echo the 'wrong time of year for margarita day' sentiment. But sure, I'll drink one.
 
2014-02-22 12:09:11 PM  
So, it's after 9 am. Time for another beverage. Here is Delay's resurpee for your basic Jimmy Buffet margarita.

Tequila (mix gold and white)
Triple Sec
Lime juice
Orange Curacao
Salt on the rim of the glass

I'm pretty sure if you can't get that right you need a designated driver
 
2014-02-22 12:38:46 PM  
Sigh...

Fill the blender mostly full of chunked ice.

add 1 can of Minutemaid frozen concentrated limeade.
refill the can once with tequila and add that.
refill the can again half full or so of triple sec.  (adjust this to taste)
blend until desired consistency is reached.

That's about the easiest way to make a frozen.
 
2014-02-22 01:08:37 PM  

socodog: Sigh...

Fill the blender mostly full of chunked ice.

add 1 can of Minutemaid frozen concentrated limeade.
refill the can once with tequila and add that.
refill the can again half full or so of triple sec.  (adjust this to taste)
blend until desired consistency is reached.

That's about the easiest way to make a frozen.



Add a floater of grand marnier for a treat.
 
2014-02-22 01:47:39 PM  

Delay: Tequila (mix gold and white)


You realize that gold tequila is just white tequila with food coloring and some caramel dissolved in it, right? Actually, I'm guessing you don't, because the target market is gringos who don't know any better.

Buy a reposado, which is actually aged- what gold is pretending to be. Or a white, but make sure they're 100% agave, and don't mix them together. Use one or the other.
 
2014-02-22 02:09:05 PM  
Yay!  Another fake excuse for to drink alcohol because they're not interesting otherwise!

Binge drinking and alcoholism are fun!  Because the liquor industry told me so!

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2014-02-22 02:14:54 PM  
Seems the older I get, the more alcohol messes with my stomach. Therefore, I might have one or two drinks now in a YEAR.
 
2014-02-22 02:38:40 PM  
Wasted away again in my gorilla suit.
 
2014-02-22 03:03:25 PM  
Not so says my liver.

/has cirrhosis
//sober since 2009
 
2014-02-22 04:46:37 PM  

cptjeff: Delay: Tequila (mix gold and white)

You realize that gold tequila is just white tequila with food coloring and some caramel dissolved in it, right? Actually, I'm guessing you don't, because the target market is gringos who don't know any better.

Buy a reposado, which is actually aged- what gold is pretending to be. Or a white, but make sure they're 100% agave, and don't mix them together. Use one or the other.


not to mention that adding both triple sec AND orange curacao is redundant.
 
2014-02-22 07:31:09 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Wasted away again in my gorilla suit.


Damn furry!
 
2014-02-22 10:45:08 PM  

cptjeff: That's not a margarita. May be tasty, but a margarita contains tequila, lime juice, and triple sec (you'll often see Cointreau, which is just a very nice triple sec). That's what the drink is. You can't leave out one of the three ingredients and replace it with something completely different and still call it a margarita.


Listen...you and me are not unlike each other. I go to a lot of bars and ask if they know how to make a real martini. NONE of them ever do.

If I put the drink I described in front of you, it will be the best tasting "margarita" you've ever had.
 
2014-02-22 10:56:52 PM  

jaylectricity: cptjeff: That's not a margarita. May be tasty, but a margarita contains tequila, lime juice, and triple sec (you'll often see Cointreau, which is just a very nice triple sec). That's what the drink is. You can't leave out one of the three ingredients and replace it with something completely different and still call it a margarita.

Listen...you and me are not unlike each other. I go to a lot of bars and ask if they know how to make a real martini. NONE of them ever do.

If I put the drink I described in front of you, it will be the best tasting "margarita" you've ever had.


Not saying it would taste bad. It's just not a margarita.

\Drinking a real margarita right now
\\Damn good, thanks.
 
2014-02-22 11:09:11 PM  
I just disagree. You don't want to  call it a margarita? Fine.

I suppose your idea of a kamikaze is equal parts vodka, triple sec and Rose's sweetened lime juice.
 
2014-02-23 08:07:13 AM  

jaylectricity: I just disagree. You don't want to  call it a margarita? Fine.

I suppose your idea of a kamikaze is equal parts vodka, triple sec and Rose's sweetened lime juice.


Pet peeve time: Either of you guys been to a "Martini" bar lately? They change out all the ingredients and still call it a "Martini" as long as they pour it into a martini glass.

Quick Google search found an example:

Ricky Martini recipe
1 oz Absolut® Peppar vodka
1 oz Absolut® Mandrin vodka
1 splash Cointreau® orange liqueur
1 splash cranberry juice
1 dash Rose's® lime juice

It may be a great drink, but give it it's own name. It's not a martini.

The name Martini is for a blend of gin + vermouth. Variations allowed.
 
2014-02-23 08:25:11 PM  

MrBallou: jaylectricity: I just disagree. You don't want to  call it a margarita? Fine.

I suppose your idea of a kamikaze is equal parts vodka, triple sec and Rose's sweetened lime juice.

Pet peeve time: Either of you guys been to a "Martini" bar lately? They change out all the ingredients and still call it a "Martini" as long as they pour it into a martini glass.

Quick Google search found an example:

Ricky Martini recipe
1 oz Absolut® Peppar vodka
1 oz Absolut® Mandrin vodka
1 splash Cointreau® orange liqueur
1 splash cranberry juice
1 dash Rose's® lime juice

It may be a great drink, but give it it's own name. It's not a martini.

The name Martini is for a blend of gin + vermouth. Variations allowed.


I've been wanting to try a real martini forever. I can drink gin straight and enjoy its flavor. It's just that every time I think about it I'm at a bar that thinks a martini is a sweet flavored vodka drink.
 
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