Project #16

in The Original 52 Projects

Make the perfect margarita. Then drink one, two, three or more.

Oh yes, lots of tests must be done. Second, third and fourth opinions will be necessary, so invite over your crew. Perfect for a hot, lazy Sunday afternoon, or after one of those long day’s at work, the type where a broken down copy machine leaves you mumbling curses and thinking about jumping through the window and ending it all as you make your way to the opposite side of the office to the other copier, which will no doubt be involved in a 1,000 sheet multi-sort and staple job.

There are many recipe variations for the perfect margarita, so diligent research and taste-testing is required: study your drinking guides and cook books, surf the web, ask the bartender at your favorite bar for advice, and most of all, consult your friends for details on their special, one-of-a-kind concoctions. Some notes: You don’t want to use tequila that costs over $50 a bottle in something you’ll be adding all kinds of sweet flavorings, but using Jose Cuervo is a sure fire way to keep your margaritas sub par. Just be sure to use 100 percent agave tequila. Second, forget the frozen limeade or store bought margarita mix — you definitely want to use fresh lime and lemon juice. Lastly, margaritas are best when they’re really strong but not too sweet, as are so many things that really matter in terms of the good things in life.

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