9.06.2012

Thirsty Thursday: Añejo Smash

Welcome back to Thirsty Thursday, aka my favorite day of the week! :-)

Despite the shortened work week, Thirsty Thursday really could not come fast enough. After spending Sunday and Monday cuddled up with my giant grading pile (5 writing assignments x 120 students = ridiculousness), I managed to start off Tuesday morning by locking my entire bag (which held my keys & wallet) in my car at the train station. F-ing hell!! In my sixteen years of driving, I've locked my keys in my car two other times - once was shortly after I got my first car (I dropped my keys on the floor as I was getting out of the car & didn't realize it until I had already locked/closed the door) and the second time was earlier this year. Yes, I did the exact same thing on Tuesday that I did a few months ago - I threw my keys in my backpack (in the passenger seat) and locked the doors as I was getting out of the car. I didn't even realize what I had done until I walked around to the passenger seat to grab my bag. Whoops. So not cool... especially considering I was thirty minutes from my house & in the 'burbs. Ugh. Thankfully, I have awesome colleagues and some really fantastic students in my classes, so at least the entire week wasn't a total loss after all of the drama.

This week's pick is a drink I recently tried for the first time and fell in love with the moment the first sip passed my lips. As I've mentioned in the past, while I am a fan of the fruity cocktails, I also have a major love for minty drinks. The Añejo Smash is fruity, minty, and slushy - it's like a tequila version of a lemony mint jelup (i.e. delicious!). While it's massively strong, it's also quite refreshing. It's the perfect end-of-the week/end-of-summer/Democratic National Convention drinking game drink!

Añejo Smash
INGREDIENTS
1 & 1/2 oz. Añejo Tequila
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
3/4 oz. agave syrup
6-8 fresh mint leaves
4 lemon wedges

DIRECTIONS
1. Combine tequila, Grand Marnier, agave syrup, and lemon wedges in a shaker with ice.

2. Shake, then strain into a rocks glass packed with crushed ice.

3. Garnish with mint leaves.
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7 comments

  1. My sympathies on your keys. I've been in that position more times than I'd care to count! It's such a terrible feeling.

    That drink sounds fab!!

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  2. It is SO good!! It will knock you out, but you'll be very happy! :-)

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  3. Me likey strong drinks! I'm a firm believe in instant gratification! Lol

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  4. I'm not a fan of tequila. But combination does sound intriguing,

    Sorry about the locking of your keys. High nuisance value, that.

    P.S.: I hate having to prove I'm not a robot. This is very challenging for a Bear, since our species have notoriously bad eyesight.

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  5. I've done that before. Don't you find it somewhat traumatizing? :-) I love the idea of this drink! It sounds incredibly strong, but perfect!

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  6. @Rob-bear: I hate them, too! Unfortunately, I always get tons of spam when I turn it off. :-(

    @Renee: Yes!! Although the entire incident only took a few hours from start to finish, I was completely exhausted by the time I was actually able to climb back into my car.

    The drink is definitely strong, but it's so good! I just have to stop after one or else I'll pass out. :-)

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