Try this New Drink Using Tequila (hint, its not a margarita)

I’m a sucker for a good margarita (most mermaids are). Not the kind, however, that comes together with an over-sweet, over-sugary, over-bland mixture of cheap tequila and premade mixer. I like my margaritas to have flavor … to taste as if the lime used to make the drink has just been picked.640px-Citrus_×aurantiifolia927505341One of the best margaritas I’ve ever had is from a quaint Mediterranean restaurant, Café Soriah, in Eugene, Oregon (of all places! I know!). They use good tequila and mix it with their own “fresh-squeezed sour.” The froth that blankets the top of the drink is so perfectly smooth I used to think it was finely mixed powdered sugar—it’s not. But that what I used to think before I knew what sour was.

Alas, since I now live in the Midwest I won’t be able to celebrate National Tequila Day with a Soriah Margarita. But I’m OK with that because the talented Milagro Brand Ambassador Jamie Salas, has come up with two innovative and refreshing alternatives to the margarita—both with tequila, of course.

Mayan Mule by Jaime Salas 

2 parts Milagro Resposado image003

½ part Fresh Lime Juice

2 dashes Angostura bitters

3 parts Ginger Beer

Mint sprigs

Lime wheel

Place 2-3 ice cubes in a Collin glass. Add fresh squeezed lime juice, Milagro Resposado, ginger beer and bitters. Garnish with mint sprigs and a lime wheel.

Tenochtitlan by Jaime Salas

image0042 parts Milagro Silver

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

¾ part Oregano simple*

4 Watermelon Chucks

Pink Peppercorn

Coarse Salt

Oregano Leaves

 

Muddle watermelon and add remaining ingredients into cocktail shaker. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with fresh oregano leaf and pink peppercorn and coarse salt rim.

Do tell, what’s your favorite way to enjoy tequila?

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Hey there. I’m Shauna—a West Coast transplant in the landlocked state of Indiana … when I moved here I missed the beaches, the mountains, the desert, the rivers … and it took me a while to find places nearby that paralleled my old stomping grounds. BUT. Now that I’ve lived here for over 15 years, I’ve had time to explore the region and you know what? It’s amazing. There’s so much to do—from skiing in northern Michigan to relaxing lakeside in southern Kentucky to rocking the nightlife in one of the many metropolitan areas. And I love it here. I really do. BUT. I do miss the sea … and the sand and the rush of the waves … the smell of seawater … even the sting of too much sun after a day spent lollygagging at the beach. And I miss the constant supply of seafood and shellfish and riverfish? About that … since I’ve moved to the Midwest I’ve noticed that a lot of people here don’t consider fish that come from the river seafood … I’m not sure I agree, but hence the new word I’ve created, “riverfish” … time will tell if Webster picks it up ; ) So this little blog is my way of bringing a little bit of sea life (or is it sealife?) to the Midwest. Here you’ll find all kinds of information … some that you might find more useful than others—like where to find the best seafood (and riverfish) in the Midwest. And some, you might just find amusing … or not. Either way, and if nothing else, I hope you leave my little space here on the world wide web a little refreshed and maybe even a little inspired to bring a little bit of the ocean home with you. (Yes, I did use the word “little” four times in one sentence … it’s OK … mermaids like to repeat themselves.) Cheers! The Midwest Mermaid Oh, and if your curious, yes, I do actually write for a living … if you want to know about the organizations I work with and the publications where you can find my land legs, swim on over to the “Portfolio” tab … and thanks for visiting.

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