Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Benarita

Here follows my favorite take on the margarita: the BENARITA. The key is the high tequila:other stuff ratio.

Ingredients: Top notch tequila (usually Patron), triple sec, FRESH lime juice, bitters.

  1. Drop 3 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour tequila up to the top of the ice cubes. The more, the better.
  3. Pour 1/2 seconds of triple sec.
  4. Pour 3/4 seconds of lime juice.
  5. 1 drop bitters.
  7. Serve up.
(makes one serving)

Incidentally, the BENARITA goes very well with the MST3K version of "INVASION USA."

The Ben Drinks

It's finally time Sublunar Minds starts spending some serious print space on one of our favorite pastimes: creating cocktails. I've started a line of drinks humbly named after myself: The Ben Drinks. I'll be posting drink mixing formulas here from time to time to keep you lucky readers properly inebriated.

First, we'll review the Ben Drink basics:

  1. Always use great booze. It's worth the extra money.
  2. Use lots of booze. You should always be able to taste it...if you don't like the taste of good booze, what are you doing making cocktails?
  3. The harder you shake it, the better it tastes (although not every drink is to be shaken).
  4. Never measure things exactly. It's more fun when you fly by the seat of your pants.
OK, next post is the Benarita!