I’ve hit that glorious and unbearable age where my favorite bars are whichever ones have available seats, very few patrons, throwback music being played at a moderate volume, and drinks that do not suck. It’s hard to find them all in one place but Saturday night my friend Kseniya knocked it out of the park on our late-night hunt for Justin Timberlake. (We didn’t find him, but we did find some excellent cocktails.)
Blue was dead aside from a private party for the Alpha Kappa Alpha convention complete with DJ spinning remixes of such tunes as VIC “Wobble” and Ashlee Simpson “Pieces of Me”, which was totally totally working for me after about four drinks. We dodged cover, found seats at the otherwise empty bar, sipped on jalapeno strawberry-infused vodka and wiggled in our chairs. So old. So happy.
In honor of that successful senior night out, I’ve crafted an equally mature cocktail for your drinking-in-moderation pleasure.
Orange Dill Margarita
- 2 shots of tequila (heeeeeey)
- juice from 1 orange
- juice from 1 lime
- 1-2 teaspoons agave nectar
- sprig of fresh dill
- orange zest and salt (optional)
Combine tequila, juice, agave and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake the hell out of it. Rim glass with salt (optional) and then strain cocktail in, adding ice, dill and orange zest to garnish.