Entertainment | Restaurants & Dining | November 2009
|Drink Of The Week: Trash Margarita|
Ryan McKee - AskMen.com
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A little history with your buzz...
Arizona State University is known as a top party school because of the students’ ability to survive temperatures that climb into the 120s. Extreme temperature survival constitutes a party school? Then why isn’t University of Alaska a hot spot?
That’s because ASU students beat the heat with bikini, pool parties and booze. Coronas with lime taste great next to a saguaro cactus, but there’s a point when beer just won’t do. Tequila springs in Arizona like mountain streams in Colorado. Fresh margaritas are at the top of most students’ lists, but mixing the ingredients from scratch is difficult in party situations, and the syrupy mess in premixed margaritas is not the answer.
That is why the trash margarita was invented. Show up to any party or Sunday football event with these ingredients and people might look at you funny - at first. But once they taste the goodness, everyone will be asking for one. Even at New York City parties, they go extremely quickly, and that’s from personal experience.
Hair-on-your-chest factor: 75/100
The hair-on-your-chest rating is a rough estimate, because the great thing about this drink is that no mixture ratio is incorrect. Each person can mix it to their personal tequila boundaries. Personally, we like 90% tequila and ice, with 10% soda and lime. That’s a drink that will grow enough hair on your chest to build your own Home Depot from scratch. However, other people will mix it much lighter.
• 3 oz tequila
• 1 oz grapefruit soda
• ˝ fresh-squeezed lime
Again, this recipe is all about your personal preference; use whatever tequila you like. If using a premium tequila, one that really should be tasted, lay off on the soda and mix primarily with the lime. Something Jose Cuervo or below, add a little more soda pop. Squirt is the most widely known grapefruit soda and works well. However, if there’s a close-by Mexican market, look for the Jarritos Toronja. That’s the real thing and will definitely get you noticed at the party. Whatever you do, don’t use Fresca. It may be advertised as grapefruit, but the odd synthetic taste won’t mix well with the tequila.
Thanks to Ann Worth for her help with this article.