Yesterday I mentioned our somewhat-but-not-quite annual Cousins Cookoffs. It’s actually been a while, mostly because all the cousins are young and there are babies being born and other larger-than-cookoff life events to consider, so we’ve postponed.

I am determined to have a cookoff this summer. I have to think of a theme (suggestions welcome).

But getting back to the one where we all cooked burritos, I did mention that at these cookoffs, I am the shopper (for all the ingredients), and also the judge and bartender. The younger generation does the cooking (isn’t this a swell way to invite family and not have to cook for them!).

The year of the burrito cookoff I made pitchers-ful of Margaritas. 

They were deee-lish. Everyone was happy. Here’s the recipe:


2-1/2 cups tequila

1-1/4 cups Rose’s lime juice

1/2 cup Triple Sec

2 tablespoons Orange Curacao

1 cut up lime

ice cubes

kosher salt

Place the Tequila, lime juice, Triple Sec, Orange Curacao, cut up lime and some ice cubes in a shaker or pitcher. Let sit for a few minutes, then shake or stir until well blended. Moisten the rims of margarita glasses and dip them in kosher salt. Strain the Tequila mixture into the glasses. Makes 10-12