Our countdown to Vegas is SO on! 8 more sleeps till we hit Sin City for 3 nights of fun and debauchery. We get a little wild there since whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? It’s in writing at the airport so it must be true. Unless you’re my friend Liane and you have a beautiful nearly 3 year old daughter that was born 9 months after our Vegas trip! Or you take selfies and pictures of your friends doing fun/naughty things and post them on the interweb. We would never do this… But we may have to screen our friend Mandy. Let’s just say she is a little bit more into Facebook sharing than we are.
I’m certain that Debbie and I will have some entertaining stories to share with you from our weekend getaway, and just as sure there will be some stories that will forever stay in the vault. Either way, we are so looking forward to a weekend with tons of sun, poolside drinking and no responsibilities.
When we think Vegas, we think Margarita so we have had Margaritas on the brain lately. When Debbie mentioned this flavor combo the other day we had to try it asap! Pineapple is my favorite fruit. Sweet, tropical, and slightly tangy. The ginger adds a slight freshness to it and a tiny bite of heat. It’s so freeking good. And because we are also on an egg-whites-in-our-drink kick, we used them in this one too. Still love them! Won’t ever stop. If you haven’t tried egg whites shaken in your margarita, what ARE you waiting for? The frothy silkiness the egg whites impart to your cocktail rocks. Period. Try it. Don’t be scared…
This time we rimmed our glasses with cajun spice instead of regular salt. The heat of the spices enhance the sweetness of the pineapple slightly and also give the cocktail a sort of savory umami flavor when it’s all mixing in your mouth. The result is wonderful and we highly recommend giving this a shot.
May your weekend be filled with family, friends, and Margaritas!
- 2 oz tequila
- 4 oz pineapple juice (cold pressed if you can find it)
- 1 tsp ginger, finely grated
- couple large basil leaves
- 1½ tbsp egg whites
- cajun spice for rimming the glass (optional)
- lime wedge or juice for rimming the glass
- Rim your glass with cajun spice if desired. You can use salt instead. Or none :) Fill the glass with ice.
- Add the tequila, ginger and basil to a martini shaker. Muddle the basil well.
- Add the pineapple juice and egg whites. Shake well and pour it into a margarita glass.
- Serve well.