Wednesday, July 24, 2013

.500 On the Day

Giants won one, lost one.  Not much ground gained as a result.  Of note, 10 2/3 innings in two games were pitched by relievers.  Both teams were granted an extra body for the double header, and with it, the Giants called up Yuseirmo Petit, who pitched well.  He gave up 2 runs in 5 1/3 innings when the Giants had already lost the game.  Romo also looked good, striking out 4 Reds in succession.

Today seems to be National Tequila Day.  As a result, the innertubes are full of margarita recipes, and other things, including sangrita that is really red lemonade, which is NOT acceptable.  A margarita is a fine drink, and you should be aware as to how to make a good one.  Once you know this, you can change things as you wish by using alternative fruits, but you might not want to.  The margarita is a simple, basic drink.  Don't use agave nectar, it is really a lazy person's way using sugar.  I also read once something really scary about how it is really bad for your liver and is not really from agave.  I'm not sure it that is true or not, but it is not as flavorful as demerara or turbinado sugar, and in any case, not used in a margarita.  Here is how to make a good margarita:
One ounce good quality blaco tequila (I will recommend Milagro Silver, but there are a lot of good ones)
One-half ounce of orange liqueur, like Cointreau or Padron Citronage (my favorite, a bit drier than Grand Marnier or Cointreau, and considerably less expensive)
One lime.  Get good limes, fat and ripe.  It makes a huge difference.
Squeeze the juice out of the lime and mix, but not vigorously, in a shaker with ice.  Pour into a glass without a salted rim garnised with a lime, or without.
That's it.  Notice that this does not make a large drink, that's because it is based around one lime.  You can adjust portions accordingly.  Enjoy.
ps.  If you really want salt, go ahead.  I just prefer it on an accompanying munchie.

3 comments:

M.C. O'Connor said...

I'm just not a tequila man. I can sip on a glass of PatrĂ³n (neat) now and then, but that's about it. But you are a cocktail wizard, that I know empirically, so perhaps one day you'll win me over with a proper Margarita.

And never worry about posting on this site. Post whenever your heart tells you to. (Maybe the other guys will as well.)



M.C. O'Connor said...

Put it another way: we have our assignments (JC Tim, Zo MB, MC MC), but the rest is fair game.

nomisnala said...

Lee Strassberg has a game score of 86, and loses to Nelson Liriano. Several ex-giants having good games today. We could have used Posey today.