Friday, February 19, 2010

The Perfect Margarita

Well...I've learned a lot here in Mexico...but I think this lesson will stay with me for a while.

Margs, Mexican Style

In a small pot, heat up 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar, stir until dissolved. Store in the fridge/icebox/bilge/wherever. This is your 'sweet'.

In a shaker mix:
  • 1 part sweet (from above)
  • 1 part lime juice (of course, use handy dandy lime sqeezer to up the fun factor)
  • 1 part tequila/damiana (I use mostly tequila with a dash of damiana)
Shake with ice and strain into the ubiquitos plastic tumbler found in every galley. On the boat, we aren't nearly sophisticated/capable/patient enough to rim the glass with salt, but we do garnish with lime.

Of course, you should adjust to your palette. More/less water to the sweet mixture, or more/less damiana with the tequila.

Put on a little Jimmy Buffet, and you're good to go!

Thanks to Liz for the recipe!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Still in PV

We're still hanging in PV, finishing up our chores, before we head south. Having met so many people here, it is easy to pass the days chatting on the docks, attending puddle jump seminars and enjoying drinks and dinners with other boats. We've also had the additional fun of visiting my parents at their hotel, enjoying the perks of an all-inclusive resort!
Some of our highlights:
Our bowsprint after the storm:
A day trip to Tres Marietas with my parents:

Dinner and dancing at the Open Mic night at the Brittania - Ye Ol Irish Pub. Crews of Namaste, Saoirse and Fly Aweigh celebrating with a few Pacificos.

Puddle-Jump kick off party at Vallarta Yacht Club in Paradise Village (photo credit: Andy at Latitute 38):

Dining at Paradiso Escondido in la Cruz:
[photo to come]
Happy hour on board Renova:

And now, Jacob and Julia have arrived in La getting away could be even more difficult as we catch up and enjoy hanging out once again!