In an attempt to
escape the reality that is my life be fun last weekend, I hopped back in the car and headed to meet some friends in North Myrtle Beach. Like me, they love to drink margs and endlessly discuss the finer qualities of shows like Cougar Town and Happy Endings. Unlike me, they aren't teachers, so I knew I wouldn't have to talk about work.
It's a win-win, really.
Speaking of "win-win", Saturday night we made the brave attempt at making "beer-garitas", which are exactly what they sound like: beer + margaritas. I got the idea when I lived in New York, where the Mexican place around the corner from my apartment served a Red Nosed Bulldog: frozen marg with a Corona turned belly-up, topped with sangria. As you drank the margarita, more and more Corona would bubble out of the bottle and deliciously mix in with the tequila.
It was heaven.
|My black bean salsa recipe on left, beer-garita on right. Yes, it's more delicious than it looks.|
Luckily, Saturday night my girls took a leap of faith with me, and pay off it did. (That is, after my first few attempts to upturn the beer bottle into the marg, which ended with lots of frozen tequila slush all over the floor. Woops.) Trust me, it's worth the risk of having to mop the next day. See for yourself:
Blend ingredients together. Avoid drinking directly out of the blender, as this makes you look like a lush.
6 bottles of lime-flavored beer, such as Corona, Bud Light Lime, or Mich Ultra Lime.
Fill each glass about 1/2 full with frozen marg. Get the mouth of the bottle as close to the slush as possible, and quickly turn it upside down into the slush (do this over a sink). It should be completely vertical, otherwise it's just going to gurgle out and your glass will overflow.
Top with lime wedge for garnish. Add straw and enjoy.