Spiffing y'all up, one typo at a time
Hey there to my Yankee and Canadian friends! Many of you are about to get socked in by feet (FEET!) of snow. I want y’all to know that the rest of us out here are thinking about you, praying for you, and washing the sheets in the guest room in case you want to make a quick escape.
I got to wondering what I’d do if I were about to be stuck at home. One of my virtual/Facebook friends who lives up there in New England was headed to the liquor store to stock up. I haven’t actually met her in real life, but there’s no doubt that she and I would be inseparable. The liquor store would be high on my list for emergency preparedness. Days and days at home with no alcohol would chap my hide like nothing else.
So, even though I’ve never been caught in a blizzard, I do have some advice for y’all:
1. Get thee to the liquor store RIGHT NOW before it gets dangerous out there.
2. Mix up a nice tropical cocktail. (Not sure what to make? See my Salty Chihuahua recipe below.)
3. Put on your favorite beach music. (Think Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Buena Vista Social Club.)
4. Transport yourself mentally to your favorite warm-weather clime. I stink at that sort of visualization (hippy Californian) stuff. But, with enough tequila, almost anything is possible!
Most smart bloggers would create nice, warm beverages for such an occasion. Not I! I haven’t had as much experience with the ice and snow, so I’m helping y’all the best way I know how to: with tequila.
In a shaker, combine juice and tequila, 4:1. Add ice and shake. Run the lime wedge around the rim of your serving glass and then dip the rim in the coarse salt. Add your drink and enjoy.