Summer is here! Warm sunny days by the pool or at the beach. Maybe an afternoon swim and an early cocktail hour. The modern mermaid life is the way to go! Legends of the mermaid permeate just about every culture. Coastal towns and sailors all have their stories of these sirens of the sea. The most popular in today’s culture is probably the mermaid who wishes to live among humans. What little girl hasn’t dreamed just a little of meeting a mermaid or even becoming one? For the little girl in each of us, maybe a mermaid margarita will do the trick.
The margarita is a legendary drink, perfectly suited for a legendary mermaid. The widely believed legend of the margarita is that it was invented in the 1930’s at a coastal restaurant near Rosarito Mexico, for a customer named Margarita, who was allergic to every other form of alcohol but tequila. Thanks to her concerned bartender, Carlos Herrera, we can now enjoy this tart but refreshing, boozy concoction all over the world. You know the old saying, “The only thing better than 1 margarita is 2 margaritas”! So why make a beautiful mermaid margarita for one when you can mix up an entire pitcher and share them with a mermaid or merman of your choice!
Mermaid Margarita Supplies
Have these supplies on hand before you make your Mermaid Margarita.
- Pitcher (chilled in the freezer for 30 minutes if possible)
- Margarita Glasses
- Cocktail Straws, Drink Stirs, or toothpicks to make your Mermaid Snack garnish
- Optional: Treasure-inspired cocktail charms
Mermaid Margarita Ingredients
- 2 Cups Tequila
- 1 Cup Triple Sec
- 1 Cup Blue Curacao
- 1 ½ Cup Lime Juice (fresh, bottle or frozen)
- 1 Tbs. Agave
- Salt/Raw Sugar (50/50 blend for glass rim)
- Lime Slices
- Pineapple Slices or Cubes
- Maraschino Cherries
Mix the salt/sugar combination on a small plate and set aside.
In your pitcher, combine the tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice and agave. Stir.
Add the blue curacao and stir. If you don’t get your desired color, add a little more.
Prepare the glasses, rub a lime slice around the rim of each glass. Then set the glass into the Salt/Sugar Combination to coat it.
Prepare the mermaid snack (aka cocktail garnish), skewer the pineapple, cherries, and lime onto the cocktail stirs.
Fill each glass with the desired amount of ice, pour the Mermaid Margarita, add your mermaid snack and CHEERS!