Saturday, July 17, 2010

in appreciation of saturnus

aka, Saturday.

Apparently that's him on the left (so says Wikipedia, anyway); and how I love thee, Saturnus. Right now you're the hottest guy this side of Bradley Cooper.

I'm celebrating this particular Saturday, July 17, in honor of you, of course.

I brought a gift; but due to its highly limey and liquid nature, I was unable to wrap it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I [am]. It's a family delicacy--Uncle Greg's margaritas. I'm attaching the details, should you want to re-gift to your good buddy, Dies Solis/Sunday.

Greg’s (Old La Fonda) Margarita

Basic ratio of mixture: 1½:1:1

Individual Margarita:

1½ oz. of icy cold tequila, (use Silver for the “purist” drink)

1 oz. cold triple sec

1 oz. freshly-squeezed lime juice (cold), from FRESH limes

Shake or stir well, with ice, then remove the ice to avoid diluting the cocktail. Pour into cold margarita glasses. Serve (sip).

In Quantity (always more efficient):

To mix a quantity, use the same ratio above. For example: For 6 drinks, you would use 9 ounces of tequila, 6 ounces of triple sec, and 6 ounces of lime juice. For 12 drinks (you go, girl), the mix would be 18 ounces of tequila, and 12 ounces--each--of triple etc. and lime juice, etc.


  • If possible, store your tequila in the freezer to insure that icy cold condition. Refrigerate the triple sec and lime juice in preparation for use.
  • Place the cocktail glasses in the freezer or at least the refrigerator to chill thoroughly prior to pouring.
  • If utilizing ice when mixing the drink(s), be sure to remove any excess ice to avoid diluting the snappy flavors of the Margarita.
  • Try to squeeze the freshest limes possible when collecting the lime juice. The juice can be squeezed a couple of hours ahead and refrigerated in a covered container until needed.

Embellish at will, depending on how daring you are.

Have a great time.


  1. When did you get that recipe???

  2. Daddy sent it to me a few months ago. I had a friend over whom I thought was deserving of the best. As anticipated, he drooled all night. Who wouldn't?

    (wish I could have a do-over, though. HA!)

  3. FYI ... ended up adding a splash of Lasco's (probably a sacrilege, I know). But they were equally fabulous.