Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lime-orange Margarita (a.k.a. “Tooth-ache Margarita”)

The other day Betsy and I went for Mexican food at Las Casuelas Nuevas – a restaurant our friend Valerie highly recommended.  She did not steer us wrong as the food was great, wonderful atmosphere (in fact one of the prettiest Mexican restaurants around), and deliciously refreshing house margaritas.  One margarita for lunch was enough, but it left a taste in my mouth for one in the evening.  So when five o’clock rolled around…out popped the tequila and the limes.

I first came up with this recipe years ago after a routine visit to the dentist yielded devastating news.  O.K., so I am being a little dramatic but the dentist told me that an old cavity I had from childhood needed to be replaced.  Ugh, I HATE shots…and in my mouth?  I stopped at the liquor store on the way home, bought a bottle of tequila, and came up with this soothing remedy for the pain I knew was coming later.

This recipe makes one serving so you may want to save yourself some work and double it from the get-go.


¼             cup triple sec
⅓             cup tequila
½             cup lime juice
⅓             cup orange juice
⅓             cup simple syrup (or 3 tablespoons agave nectar)


Combine all ingredients and serve over ice in a glass with a salted rim.


  1. Sounds yummy! I think I'll plan on making these for Super Bowl sipping.

  2. I think they should use these in Mexican restaurants! It sounds really good!

  3. I think they should serve these @ the dentist's.


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