Friday, February 27, 2015

A wintery mix

OK Boston, enough’s enough, right? 

Trying to find something to do? How about grabbing a friend and going out for some fun in the snow:

Postcard found on eBay
1880s Victorian ice skating outfits, with long skirts, high collars, nipped-in waists, chic little hats, and fur muff. Photo by H. Stevens. Copyright: British Library Board.

1939: New York World’s Fair Employee Snowball Fight, found on Retronaut
Vogue December 1938, Roger Schall photo
Two ladies making an elegant “snow lady” 1891

Or what about finding yourself a vintage hat to make you think of spring even while it’s still winter?

1957 photo by Yale Joel

I know, I know.

OK, last’s my slightly infamous margarita recipe:

Maggie’s Margs for Two

  • Squeeze a fresh orange and a couple fresh limes and measure out 2 shots of these juices combined (3 oz)
  • Throw into a cocktail shaker with 3 shots of reasonably good tequila (4.5 oz)
  • and 1 shot of Cointreau (1.5 oz)
  • and 1 shot of water
  • Add all the ice the shaker will hold and shake while dancing and singing Amada Mio à la Gilda (Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino, and one story goes that the drink was named after her)
  • Pour through a strainer into 2 glasses filled with ice and add a half a shot floater of Cointreau to the top of each drink
You may want to add a little more lime juice or a little more orange juice (or both) depending on your taste. I don’t prefer the salt thing but feel free if you do.

One of these babies tends to improve one’s attitude.

From the José Cuervo website
Good luck!

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