I only found out yesterday that today is in fact “National Margarita Day.” One of these years I will be one of those organized bloggers who has a yearly calendar of obscure national holidays to blog clever posts about! Until then, you will get a hastily written post which is written WHILE I drink said “national drink of the day.” This actually might be more fun!
I read earlier today on one of the 100s of food blogs I subscribe to that today is indeed “National Margarita Day.” I checked my handy Google machine (AKA my iPhone) to make sure that it was the “truth” and figured that FIVE whole news sources can not be wrong! If they are, it does not matter because EVERYONE loves a good margarita!
Think back to Christmas, 2011. Chet gave me an incredible holiday gift. I am a little embarrassed to admit that (1) I haven’t told you about it yet and (2) I only finished it tonight. He bought me a bottle of Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine. This is one nice little bottle of tequila. It has been in my cupboard for OVER one year and I have brought it out only on special occasions. I think my friend Dianne is the only friend who has actually shared a taste of this delicious beverage. I have been that tight with it. It is delicious. It is a tequila you can sip and while I have not done a shot, I am sure it would be smooth and it makes the most wonderful margarita I have ever had! Here is a picture of the awesome margarita I made with it tonight.
This margarita was made with two ounces of Mexican Moonshine and four ounces of Tres Agaves Organic Margarita Mix in a salted glass full of ice with a wedge of lime. As my friend Shay would say, it was DElicious. The bottle of mix recommends two shots of tequila to three shots of mix, but I preferred a little more mix. I have made margaritas with Mexican Moonshine and freshly squeezed lime juice and agave nectar, but I have to say that keeping a bottle of Tres Agaves in the fridge is much more convenient and just as delicious! I picked up this bottle for $11.69 at the East Lansing Food Co-op last week and I will be heading back for another bottle soon! Next to the Mexican Moonshine itself, the second best part was the Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers CD that came attached to the bottom of the bottle! In honor of National Margarita Day, here is some Arizona Peacemaker music for you to enjoy. I really wanted to play Girly, but only found some pretty low quality fan recordings on Youtube. This recording of Banditos was much more user friendly and yes, that is the theme song for “King of the Hill” at the end. I love Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers! Their music takes me back to my grad school days in Tempe, Arizona, although I was around for the last local Tempe days of the Gin Blossoms,the Refreshments, Dead Hot Workshop, August Red, the Chimeras (AKA the Pistoleros, the Zubia Brothers, all things Zubia, Lawrence Zubia, et al.) Yes, I know that ages me!
Roger now has an anejo variety and the next time I visit the valley I hope to find a bottle and ship it home. Happy National Margarita Day everyone! Be safe.