The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150999   Message #3521396
Posted By: Joe Offer
31-May-13 - 09:45 PM
Thread Name: Margaritaville, most lucrative song ever
Subject: RE: Margaritaville, most lucrative song ever
Ron, read what I said again. Yeah, it's an earworm and I hate myself for letting it run through my head; but I really think there's something interesting in the song. I think it's self-loathing, and I think it's parallel to the same self-loathing that Hemingway experienced during his time in Key West.

Kevin, I'm going to have to make a visit to England and introduce you to margaritas. I am one of those people who love Wikipedia, despite the criticism. To me, for the most part, it's right. Click here for the entire article, but here's a summary:It's expensive to get really good tequila that with bourbon and brandy on the rocks, not blended - with salt on the rim of the glass if I have the energy. I tend to add a bit of water so it's not quite so sweet. To my mind, this is the best mixed drink ever invented - and all that fruit in it. serves to give you the illusion that it's healthy.

You people in England, you owe it to your cultural literacy to at least try a margarita. I suppose the most common thing is to put the concoction in a blender with ice and grind it up into an icy beverage - but that gives me an "ice cream headache" every time I take a sip. So, I take it on the rocks, it's very good. Since I stopped drinking martinis and switched to straight gin, margaritas are my favorite mixed drink.

Oh, and make a visit to Key West while you're at it, but keep in mind that you'll probably find better margaritas at any Mexican restaurant, anywhere in the United States.

And I know....it's my own damn fault.

-Joe-