AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

22 December 2009

I'll take one ...


... and repeat as needed.

Mixed drinks that require more than two ingredients are for bangers ... just gimme some booze and pour something in it, out the door. Bloody Marys and their extended variations are the exception. One of my favorites is a adaptation of the Mexican cultural institution, tequila completo. A shooter of (hopefully) reposado is paired with a shooter of jet fuel consisting of tomato juice, serrano pepper (chopped very fine), and the juice of fresh lime, lemon, and orange. Due to the labor intensity of this little beauty, I prefer to mix up a big ol' jug o' the stuff, skip the shooters and serve 'em in a quart canning jar over plenty of ice.

Here's another noble novelty, called a Michelada, it marries Mexican lager and tomato funk.

Here's the recipe ... Thanks Way Upstream.

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