Pride Song of the Day – Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
Today is the first day of the New York City Gay Pride Weekend. Pride is a lot of things. At the core it’s about celebrating who we are as a community and standing against discrimination,
inequality and ignorance toward the members of our community made up of gay, straight, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender people. It’s about saying we are proud of who we are and supporting and celebrating our community.
With that said, it is also a time to celebrate the gay community! I know that as we venture into pride weekend many people will celebrate across Manhattan at house parties, bars, clubs, on beaches, on boats and anywhere else you can think of. I asked myself, what can I do to contribute to Pride weekend for those that may read my blog?
I started thinking about who I am and at my core I am a southern bell of a boy. I love to host events and parties, which is probably why I do what I do. The best contribution I can make to you all to help make this pride weekend special is to share with you a little party recipe I learned in college. The Knock You Naked Margaritas! What is a celebration in the heat of summer without a good strong ice cold margarita?
I must preface this by saying it is not my recipe. It is a family recipe of someone I met while in college. Her family was from New Mexico and they knew how to get down. The recipe can be found elsewhere online though so I think I can share the secret!
I have to warn you, the name of these margaritas is the name for a reason. They are not for the faint at heart or those with weak livers. Light weights beware!
The Knock You Naked Margarita Ingredients:
- 12 fl oz (1 bottle) Corona (extra or light, it doesn’t matter)
- 12 fl oz can of Frozen Limeade
- 12 fl oz of Sprite
- 12 fl oz of Tequila (Sauza or something on that level is fine, don’t waste really expensive tequila)
First off, you should know, do not ever blend this recipe with ice. Due to all the carbonation you will be looking at a big mess. I do know from personal experience!
Grab a pitcher from your kitchen (or a pot if you want to make a huge batch and double the recipe or triple it). Pop the top of the corona and pour it into the
pitcher. Then open the frozen limeade can and pour that into the same pitcher. If your sprite is in a larger bottle use the frozen limeade can to measure out your 12 fl oz of sprite and pour that into the pitcher. Use the same frozen limeade can to measure roughly 12 fluid ounces of tequila and add that to your mixture. Make sure you stir it up really well so that you don’t have any limeade unmixed. Now just pour it over ice.
These margaritas sound a bit crazy, but you will be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like them. You will be sure to get your guests or yourself drunk if you are throwing a party and you can be damn sure you will have a good time! If you don’t live in NYC be sure to drive safely and drink responsibly.
Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett