I know what you're thinking...a margarita recipe, really? On a blog about living in Italy? Here's the thing: 98% of the time we're happy to gorge ourselves on all the deliciousness that Italian food has to offer. But, every now and again you really just want to mix things up a bit!
One thing you take for granted when you live in the U.S. is that our "American food" is actually a wonderful mix of all types of food: Mexican, Italian, Indian, Chinese. From hearty midwestern food to Deep South cookin', it's incredibly easy to access all types of food in the states. It's also incredibly easy to find a Burger King, Long John Silvers and McDonald's, so we're happy for the tradeoffs. We do not miss that junk food at all.
But, what we do miss is good Mexican and Indian dishes. We are happy to report we've been able to make some amazing ethnic dishes right in our own kitchen. We paired the margarita recipe you see below with this Slow-Cooked Pork Taco recipe from Food52. Our delicious chicken tikka masala recipe will be posted soon!
Quick and Easy Margaritas
- Masons jars (makes it's so easy to mix your drinks)
- 1 shot Cointreau
- 1.5 shot tequilla
- 2-3 lime wedges into drink
- 1 lime wedge for garnish
- Sliced strawberries for garnish
- Sprite or other citrus soda
Fill your mason jar generously with ice. Add the Cointreau, tequilla and lime juice. Fill most of the remaining space with Sprite, or add bit by bit to get your preferred taste. Put the lid on the mason jar and shake to mix. Garnish with lime and strawberries.
*Rob and I don't like salt with our margaritas, so we left it out of this recipe.