foodie fridays: high country margarita

When you think of vacationing in the mountains, margaritas don’t exactly come to mind.

Limes.

Salt.

Tequila.

These items don’t equal…

Trout.

Cowboy spurs.

Mountains.

Instead you picture drinking a margarita on a sandy beach under the sizzling sun being stirred with a tiny florescent umbrella floating on top.

But.

I am here to tell you that you don’t need the salty breeze from the ocean or the tan lines to enjoy a margarita. This week, while vacationing in Steamboat Springs, I have found that sipping a cold, salty, tequila-drenched cocktail tastes just as good as when you are wearing cowboy boots and breathing in the fresh pine air.

I speak of not an ordinary margarita, folks. Since we are in the high country we must take things up a notch. Susie, my brilliant mother-in-law, got me hooked on these luscious, not too sugary, won’t break the calorie bank skinny girl margaritas.

They are quite simple to make.

All you need is: tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and lots of ice.

Fill a glass with ice. Then pour in a shot of tequila, shot of triple sec and the juice of about 1 lime. (Susie says if you don’t want it to pucker your puss, then add some Fresca or sugar to the drink).

Now, were are my boots?

High Country Margarita’s

Makes 1 drink

Ingredients:
1 shot of tequila, any kind you like
1 shot of triple sec, any kind you like
Juice of one lime
Ice

Directions:
Fill cocktail glass full of ice. Pour tequila and triple sec into glass, then add lime juice. Add sugar if too bitter. Serve with lime wedge.