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.
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
- Cut each slice of citrus in half and put in the bottom of a glass with the sugar.
- 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.
- Top the fruit with the fresh juice, tequila, triple sec, and sparkling water (if using).
- Add the ice cubes, stir, and serve. Salt is optional, but always a good idea.