Really. How many GOOD decisions come about when tequila is involved? I can only think of maybe two and one is the subject of this post. In fact, I’d argue that tequila is all about making bad decisions. To be quite honest, I think my personal mantra would make a lovely subtitle for the beverage. Tequila: It seemed like a good idea at the time.
Today’s rare tequila-related good decision involves party pleasers (O Hai Super Bowl parties!) – margaritas and guacamole. I have not mentioned my love of avocados but it’s fair to say they’re on my top 5 favorite foods list. OK, fine. Avocados are in the top three. Mashed potatoes and sushi claim the other top two spots, if you must know.
Now today courtesy of Living Social, I attended a margarita and guacamole class at Burrito Bar in Brooklyn. I’ve eaten there a time or two and have generally had a positive experience so when the marg & guac class came through, I figured I’d check it out. I needed to add some interesting things to my repertoire – why not a beverage and snack? I may not be the margarita aficionado like one of my dear friends, but I would drink them on occasion. After this class, I would drink them every day. For breakfast.
Greg, the general manager, started us off with some quick background info about tequila in general and how to select a quality tequila. Then we moved on to actually creating the margarita. The secrets of those delicious margaritas are fresh squeezed lime and orange juice. Truly, the margaritas were impressive. I think I usually steer clear of them because they’re often just not that good. Not so today.
After being sufficiently liquored up, we moved on to guacamole. The recipes we made are all the house recipes at Burrito Bar and can be modified as desired. He made a point of saying they don’t measure things because guacamole is an art. I like this guy. Measuring is so overrated. We threw all the secret ingredients (if you really need them I can send the recipe to you) into the molcajete and mashed things up appropriately. The finished product was fantastic. Everyone in the class ooh’d and aah’d over both the margaritas and the guacamole. It was well worth the hour and the regular price of $20.
However, since I’ve used up my solitary good tequila decision I’ll have to move on to something else now. Vodka?