the “SPIRIT” of the Fourth of July

Feeling the SPIRIT of the Fourth of July? I AM…having said that I must share with all of you the real answer to the question, why limes? For those of you who have not seen our trade show exhibit graphics, the theme is bright blue with limes. We are always told how sharp it looks and always asked why limes. The answer…drum roll please…I love Margaritas!!!  Try this recipe and tell me what you think.

Sheila’s Favorite Margarita!

– 1-1/2 cups of good tequila! My favorite is Jose Cuervo 1800 <>
-1/2 cup Grand Marnier. Some prefer to float this on top but I mix it in with the blender.
– 1/3 bottle of beer. I discovered that the best results are with a standard American icon beer like Budweiser, Coors or Miller.   Try not to use   micro-brews with lots of character as this will leave an aftertaste in the  margarita.
– 1 can frozen lemonade concentrate.  I’ve experimented with lime-aid, and all sorts of lemonades.  You will have to do the same.
-A big long healthy squirt of Real Lemon. This is real lime juice concentrate and also adds the lime tartness for a subtle enhancement.
-Water or Ice to fill up the blender.  I prefer add half ice and half water to fill up the blender to the top.  This way you are not serving a frozen margarita but a very cold one.
Depending on what you like I like to  pour the margarita over a heaping full glass of ice that starts to dilute the power of the cocktail as it melts. I also like it straight up or "perfect" in a margarita glass or  a martini glass. Shake it up on the rocks and pour it in straight up.
-Sugar to taste.
Thanks for all the compliments at the shows and here you go the answer to the question…WHY LIMES! Stay safe and enjoy the holiday!


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