Triple Citrus Margaritas

My normal day does not involve cocktails.

On any given week day, you can assume I’m doing this:

6 – 6:30 am: trying to not wake up to the sound of Nick’s alarm…which means I’m almost always rushing around in the morning because someone cuddles too much (Maggie) and I just don’t want to get out from under the warm covers.

6:30 am: out of bed. putting contacts in. shower time.

7 am: packing lunches, making/eating breakfast

7:10 am: drying hair, getting dressed

7:20 am: in the car! on the way to work with Nick. usually eating breakfast and listening to our favorite morning radio show

8 am: at work.

And 8 hours later…

5 pm: leaving work, heading home – woohoo!

5:45 pm: get home. let Maggie out to run around the yard. feed the cats. feed the magster.

6 pm: do something in the house or yard/garden, like weeding, mulching, planting, folding laundry and trying to figure out something for dinner.

7-8 pm: dinner is somewhere in there.

8 pm: sit down, go through pictures. do i have anything for a post tomorrow? hope that i do.

9 pm: still sitting at the computer…probably on pinterest and/or twitter instead of writing my post…

10 pm: Friends reruns are on! hurry up with my post so I can watch a few before bed.

Is this your day, too?

Busy? Packed with fun things, not-so-fun things, and grown up things that you don’t actually want to do (like taxes or paying bills)?

If it is, this is the drink you need to close out your work day.

It’s Friday.

We’ve worked hard this week.

Do you have a porch? If you do, I want you to make this, sit on your porch after work, and just enjoy it.

No cell phone, no computer. Just you and your family or a pal and your pets and maybe the sunset. Have it before dinner, with dinner, after dinner. Whenever.

Just do it. If you don’t have a porch, find a place away from all your gadgets – sit in your favorite chair or on your front step or take a drink over to a neighbor and chat.

Savor the cocktail hour with no interruptions – unless you’re sending me a picture of your margarita. Then it’s totally okay.

Triple Citrus Margaritas

Makes: 1 drink. Multiply as needed.


  • 1 slice each lemon, lime, orange
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime or orange juice or  1 Tbsp of each
  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • 1.5 oz triple sec
  • handful of ice cubes
  • splash of sparkling water, optional


  1. Cut each slice of citrus in half and put in the bottom of a glass with the sugar.
  2. Muddle (crush) the fruit slices together with the sugar with a muddler or a spoon until the sugar is dissolved and the fruit has released some juice in the bottom of the glass.
  3. Top the fruit with the fresh juice, tequila, triple sec, and sparkling water (if using).
  4. Add the ice cubes, stir, and serve. Salt is optional, but always a good idea.

17 Responses to “Triple Citrus Margaritas”

  1. #
    Kathryn — April 13, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Your day sounds all too familiar! I’m definitely in the mood for a friday cocktail this week.

  2. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 13, 2012 at 10:18 am

    My days are also pretty packed so I am very happy it is Friday! I need to start adding this cocktail to my weekend routine:-)

  3. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — April 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    haha i love that it says “multiply as needed”…i’ll do just that! ;)

    • admin replied: — April 13th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      well, i’m certainly not going to tell you how many you need :) but they’re definitely good enough to make seconds!

  4. #
    janetha — April 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Just wanted to say I was excited your full blog feed shows in Google reader now! I don’t always have a chance to read from a computer so I read from my phone, and clicking out is rough.

    Have a great weekend! xoxo

    • admin replied: — April 13th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      thanks for the note :) i was trying to work on some other things when that happened and I had to find where to fix it!

      happy Friday!!

  5. #
    Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola — April 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    That day sounds all too familiar!!! You can bet that once I’m feeling better, I will be making this margarita. It sounds crisp and refreshing and deserves to be paired with some chips and salsa too!

    • admin replied: — April 13th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      yup – chips and salsa sound perfect!

  6. #
    Cassie — April 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Friends reruns at 10p, – YES! My day definitely sounds similar and it can only be cured my margs. Love the triple citrus action going on!

  7. #
    Lauren @ vegology — April 14, 2012 at 2:35 am

    These look so pretty and refreshing! I am sure they taste great too – I can’t wait to try them out!

  8. #
    Jersey Girl Cooks — April 14, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Great drink! I have a dog named Maggie too.

  9. #
    Teacher Girl — April 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I need one of these too!! Happy weekend ;)

  10. #
    Paula- bell'alimento — April 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    I am a sucker for citrus so this is right up my alley! Cheers! xoxo

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