When Life Gives You Lemons…


…Make margaritas.

Chad and I have had a couple of weeks worthy of a telenovela. Think fathers in hospitals (yes, plural), and a flood inside our high-rise, complete with the plumber from hell.

We finally reached the end point of all these shenanigans last night, and being the introverts that we are, Chad and I decided to celebrate with a TV dinner at home and some drinks.

I wasn’t in the mood for wine, so I had (gasp!) water, promising myself to make a cocktail after.

After seeing (and getting inspired by) Practical Magic earlier in the day (and taking a mental inventory of our pantry and bar), I decided to make some frozen margaritas.

We had tons of lemons in the ref, and I really wanted to make something out of the proverbial life’s lemons.

I used:


Excuse the presentation… We decided it was worthy of a blog post after we’ve had a couple of sips. Eheh…

  • 8 ice cubes
  • 4 sachets of stevia (I don’t like sugar), diluted in the juice of…
  • 2 lemons
  • A dash of (bottled) lime juice (we didn’t have fresh ones last night)
  • ½ cup of tequila (gold)

I put all ingredients in a blender, blended, and serve in a margarita glass (optional: rim the glass with salt, if you don’t feel as lazy as I did last night).

It turned out pretty well. Purists would prefer using simple sugar, and I’m all for that.

What do you do when life gives you lemons? Cheers!

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