Drink of the Day: Mexicana Cocktail

January 9, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Happy Friday, everyone!  Finally, after the first long work week after the holiday festivities and the first true cold front of winter, I am ready to have something a little more tropical when it comes to my choice of cocktail today.  How about a nice tequila beverage to take us somewhere a little warmer?

This citrus based cocktail is what the doctor calls for.  A perfect combination of lemon, pineapple and, of course, tequila, this will take you to a better place and make you forget about the frigid temperatures outside.  I do have to warn you that this would not be a great selection if you are going out on the slopes this weekend.  But, if you are staying in the warm confines, especially with a blazing fire and amongst friends, this should be a perfect tropical treat for you in the middle of the winter months.

Hope your weekend is filled with pleasurable experiences mixed in with some relaxation.  Enjoy your Friday with this perfect drink to get you in the right frame of mind.  Cheers!3-05 mexicana

 

Mexicana

Juice of one Lemon

1 1/2 oz. Tequila Blanco

1/2 oz. Grenadine

1/2 oz. – 1 oz. Pineapple Juice (depending on desired taste)

 

Method:  In a mixing glass filled with ice, pour in the ingredients to measure.  Cap with a tin and shake to blend.  Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.  Optional:  Garnish with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry.

 

This Day in History:

1493 – Christopher Columbus spots manatees in his travels and mistakes them for mermaids.

1768 – Englishman Philip Astley staged the first modern circus in London, England.

1776 – Thomas Paine published his pamphlet, “Common Sense”, setting forth his arguments favoring American independence from England.

2007 – Steve Jobs debuted the iPhone.

 

Notable Birthday:

US President Richard Nixon was born on this date in 1913.

Notable Quote:

“A man is not finished when he is defeated.  He is finished when he quits.”  –  Richard Nixon

 

 

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