Everyone has experienced that Bad Tequila Moment. The one that caused you to indulge in behavior so spectacularly embarrassing that the mere thought makes you shudder decades later.
Still, that was your own foolish fault. There is no reason to blame the innocent margarita, that perfect, tangy showcase for the lowly lime that uses salt – the best of condiments! – as a garnish.
To improve your imbibing skills, we answer some of your questions on the rules for drinking margaritas.
Yes. Find a bar that makes its own mix and never quit it.
Yes! For God’s sake, that’s the whole point, the delicious interplay of the salt and the lime and the T word. Up your high blood pressure meds and dive in.
I’m giving you the side-eye right now. Really. Frozen margaritas are for pale northern tourists who panic at the sight of the Golden Glades Interchange or a flying cockroach. Real adults drink them on the rocks.
If it’s made with fresh lime juice, you can drink it out of a coffee mug or trash can and it would be acceptable.
No. Not even ironically.
Personally I’d hold out until the third, just to make things really sloppy and fun.
There is only one, and it is Jon Anderson’s country masterpiece “Straight Tequila Night.” Listen to it and cradle your margarita close. Then order another.