I swear I didn't plan it this way, but when I was mapping out my blog posts for August, my Bartender's Bible week just happened to fall on the week of my brother's 30th birthday.
(Today is his actual birthday, and I have to let him know here that yes, dude, you're halfway to 60!)
Anyone who's been a Marine, or is related to a Marine, or who has been in the same room as one or more Marines knows that these ladies and dudes know how to throw back and party. And why wouldn't they?
Johnny's been out on 4 or 5 tours (I'm a little embarrassed that I don't know the exact number, but I know it's 4 or 5), and when you get back from somewhere like Iraq or Afghanistan or wherever...it's probably time for a drink. Or a few drinks.
We'll be celebrating Johnny's 30th birthday this week at Sarah Cooks the Books, and I hope everyone will take the time to thank the military folks in their lives. My family is chock full of military dudes (representing almost every branch of the military), and I hope you'll have a drink this week in their honor.
Happy birthday, bro!
(If you wondered, and I know you did, the cake is one I made Johnny for his birthday a few years ago. I said, "What kind of cake do you want? Chocolate? Vanilla? One with a stripper jumping out of it?" You can see what he chose.)
From The Bartender's Bible
Makes 1 drink
3 oz. tequila
1 oz. Cointreau or triple sec
2 oz. lime juice
1 cup ice
Salt, for the glass (optional)
Put the salt in a saucer. Rub the rim of a margarita glass with the lime wedge and dip the rim of the glass in the salt to coat. Set the lime aside.
Pour the tequila, triple sec/Cointreau, lime juice, and ice into a blender. Blend well.
Pour into the glass and garnish with the lime wedge.
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