Cocktails/ Recipe

A Margarita Monday!

I wasn’t going to do a blog post today. My day today is supposed to be filled with small house details that I’ve been neglecting as a result of my obsessive and compulsive blogging habits – checking up on bloglovin, reading new posts, finding new blogs, entering my own updates, etc… It’s becoming unhealthy, actually… At night I’m even dreaming about blogs – new entries, possible new recipes, the wonderful people that have come into my life via various blogging communities thus far. It’s ridiculous.
So yes. I wasn’t going to do a blog post today. But here I am anyway, typing away even as my book, Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” is calling to me from my bed.. And yes, napping is considered a small house detail.
So, to make it quick – for lunch today I decided to chow down on some of my homemade guacamole with a side of whole wheat pita crisps. But it needed something. What did it need, you ask? 
Oh. It needed tequila. 
I thought to myself, why not have a margarita on Monday?? It’s my day off, it’s beautiful outside, and I’m damn well eating guacamole! Margarita, YES!

A Margarita Monday


  • 10 Limes for juice.
  • 1/2 C Limeonade
  • 5 Handfuls of Ice.
  • 6 - 8 Ounces Tequila (try to get something better than Olmeca).
  • 3 Ounces Orange Flavoured Liquor.
  • 2 -3 Tsp Local, Organic Honey.
  • Salt to rim (Rough Sea Salt works great and isn't too over-powering).


  1. Chuck all of the above into a blender except for the salt. Puree till slushy.
  2. You may need to edit the amount of ice to suit the consistency you prefer. Or, omit the blender and serve over ice instead.
  3. Take a slice of lime, cut a slit in the flesh, and trace the rim of a glass with it.
  4. Dump your salt on a plate and gently place the limed rim in the salt.
  5. Fill with "juice", garnish with a slice of lime, and drink up!Ow Ow!
  6. Margarita Monday!



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  • Stacy
    June 21, 2011 at 3:34 AM

    Hello. My name is Stacy and I’m a blog addict too. I totally know what you mean! I had to start a notebook to keep my blog ideas somewhere so I don’t drive myself crazy or keep myself from sleeping. 🙂

  • SixBalloons
    June 21, 2011 at 6:02 AM

    Yum, toasted pita chips and guacamole! I have to say I am not a fan of tequila though. It makes my tongue scream, haha.

  • Kristy Lynn
    June 21, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    @ Stacy: That’s a great plan! I’ve got a book I jot down blog ideas, but maybe I should be more thorough. 😉

  • Kristy Lynn
    June 21, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    @ SixBalloons: haha – tequila is an acquired taste, I think. Kind of like sitcoms.