In my life, I’ve gone through food phases where I’m happy to indulge in one particular meal endlessly until one day moving on to a different food entirely, graduation style. I seem to have done the same with adult type beverages. Perhaps they even define the phases of my adult life. This is deep stuff, obviously… Maybe you can relate.
Ignoring the impulsive and inconsistent college years we’ll start with the New York City period of my life, which happened right after graduation. The first most notable phase I refer to is the “can I buy you a drink” phase.
Guy asks if he can buy a girl a drink and girl responds with “vodka tonic.” Easy enough for any bartender at any given venue to get right and simple enough to be heard over loud music.
Then as I became more sophisticated in my tastes I moved into the “semi-sophisticated (or so I thought) wine phase,” I feel still lingers today. Wine is always a good idea, and as my minuscule nyc salary began to increase so did my preferences.
When I met my husband I was whisked into a dessert drink phase by his family while at his home over the Thanksgiving holiday. This is labeled as the “indulgence era” and consisted of Kahlua and milk and quickly led to White Russians.
After we were engaged and I realized the calorie content of these drink I slipped back into the “semi-sophisticated wine phase” and enlisted the bride diet, and remained in this phase through the days of running my business. Wine always helped when selling my clothing line to potential clients.
Not too long after closing my business and having our first child I went into the “I’m a cool Mom, not like other Mom’s, dirty martini phase,” extra dirty, vodka, straight up, to be exact.
This phase seems to be my happy place, however, just recently I entered “let’s party margarita phase” that rotates in nicely with the martini phase. I had a dirty martini last night but can promise you I’ll be sipping one of these blueberry mint margaritas for Cinco de Mayo this weekend.
I really do love all kinds of margaritas, but this one is sort of tangy and sort of sweet with some fresh ingredients like blueberries and the obvious limes. Really, this should put you straight into a summer mindset or in my case new phase of life.
And that is the life of my drink preferences… (this may be my most ridiculous post ever).
Blueberry Mint Margarita
- 1/2 pint Fresh Blueberries
- 3 ounces Lime Juice
- 3 Mint Leaves
- 1 cup Blueberry Juice
- 5 ounces Tequila
- 2 ounces Orange Liqueur
- 1 tablespoon Agave
- Place the fresh blueberries, lime juice, and mint leaves in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over ice into a cocktail shaker.
- Add the blueberry juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and agave to the shaker, cover, and shake vigorously and pour over ice into a glass.
- To salt the rim of your glass coat the edge in lime juice and then dip it into coarse salt that's poured out on a flat plate. Serve with fresh mint and lime wedges.