Really, this is “The PERFECT scratch margarita”


Taken again from my vegan cookbook, you don’t have to be vegan, or even close to it, to appreciate this delicious and quite perfect rita.  This is my go-to recipe for a rita nearly anytime the Tex-Mex bug bites…and that happens nearly once a week in our house.


Kosher salt, as needed
Lime wedges for wetting glasses and garnish
Lots of crushed ice (or just ice) for serving
4 oz. decent tequila (I use Patron Reposado…trust me on this one)
3 oz. Cointreau
3 oz. freshly squeezed limes (about 3-5 limes)
2 TBSP agave nectar

If you’re mouth is already watering, quickly, here is what you do:

Place a small mound of kosher salt on plate and wet the edges with lime wedge.  Roll the wet end of glasses in salt and fill them with crushed ice.

Combine all remaining ingredients in a shaker with small amount of ice, shake, and pour into the prepared glasses.  Garnish with lime wedge.

Makes TWO sneakily potent margaritas.

Really, this is “The PERFECT scratch margarita”

A Cocktail In Celebration Of Annie’s Big Decision!


mat-wineMenage A Trois (the wine — get your mind out of the gutter!)

By Ali

A great red wine found at your local classy convenient store, liquor store or in the Portis liquor cabinet above the sink.  

Open bottle.

Pour into glass.

Bottoms up!








The Special

By Corrie

Bourbon – check.  Sprite – check. Lime – check.  Done!







By Amy

1 glass of ice

1/4 glass bourbon (or more if you like)

3/4 glass Diet, Caffeine Free Mountain Dew

1 slice of orange squeezed into glass, then submerged

Stir and enjoy!

(I know it sounds strange, but it is really enjoyable and a Warrenton favorite!)


Cheers Annie B!  We love you.

A Cocktail In Celebration Of Annie’s Big Decision!