We all deal with stress in different ways.
Me? I play Tetris and eat crazy amounts of Wonka candy.
I’m not saying I’m stressed very often, but I am going to say I hold a record 928 lines in Tetris. And I start my games at level 15. Always.
Further to that, I don’t I wear dentures, but I do have 2 crowns. And let’s just say I’m glad the amalgam used it my dental fillings does not register as an actual metal in airport security check-ins.
Sometimes I wonder why I haven’t taken up drinking. OK, that’s not really true. I don’t wonder why I haven’t taken up drinking. I know the answer to that.
You see, I’m a bit of an overachiever in some areas and a hardcore procrastinator in others. If I took up gymnastics it would be hardcore procrastination nation – but if I took up drinking I would achieve Queen Lush stats; complete with crown, feather boa and fiery whiskey breath.
Though I enjoy sporting feather boas from time to time this sort of behavior doesn’t bode well for a mom, so I don’t drink very often. But when I do, I do it right!
Seriously, a sista’s been stressed lately, and Tetris isn’t pulling its weight. The staff at Family Dollar is starting to ask questions about my increased candy inhaling.
“Back again?! Didn’t you JUST buy 4 packs of the giant Sweet Tarts?!”
“Yes I did… Thanks for noticing…”
OK – It’s not right to drown your stress woes in drink. I don’t recommend it on a daily basis and I don’t want to see you in the gutter. I do, however, recommend this pomegranate tangerine margarita. It will tantalize your taste buds, combining the tartness of pomegranate and sweet brightness of tangerines.
And we all know what margaritas have, don’t we?
What is the main component to any good margarita?
All you need here is tequila, triple sec, fruit-flavored simple syrup, pomegranate, tangerine, and lemon juice, a blender and some ice. Bring with you a willing disposition and BANG – WHAAAT!
I made pomegranate simple syrup for this margarita. I love to work with fruit flavored simple syrups because fruit syrups tend to highlight fruit that would often get muted in a drink. I love to work with fruity drinks, period.
The truth is I’m not a straight shot kind of girl. I once had a straight shot of tequila and promptly threw it up. Real talk… I like my drinks diluted in fruit flavors. Not frothy like a piña colada, just diluted in fruit, but also making the alcohol discernible to my palate.
Some say this is much more dangerous – fruity drinks sneak up on you and get you crazy drunk. So with this in mind, this recipe only makes 4 margaritas.
I know – Just 4! Don’t be mad at me.
I did this to avoid a “Sipping-jello-shots-out-of-a-stranger’s-bellybutton-because-you-had-way-too-much-to-drink-and-have-lost-all-inhibition” type of situation.
There’s enough stress in the world without having to worry about slurping up belly button lint.