It’s time to graduate from gin and tonic.
A Delicious Bloody Mary
To learn how to make the Sriracha rim salt in the picture, check this out.
A Classic Margarita on the Rocks
Here's the recipe for the classic 2:1:1 ratio. Important here is making sure you use quality orange liqueur, preferably Cointreau.
Once you've perfected this, you can move on to frozen margaritas, which surprisingly, are more complicated than just putting a Marg on the Rocks in the blender.
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Once you perfect your Margarita, its cousin The Sidecar (made with brandy) will be a piece of cake.
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