Tequila makes you crazy. No one who’s ever spent a night in college trying to bang an empty keg will argue with that. But that is what we love about it. Any and all sordid and possibly illegal acts we perform can be blamed on the mysterious Mexican firewater. I blame tequila even when I’m sober, usually when apologizing for banging someone I shouldn’t like my brother’s “off limits” friends. So this drink gives you carte blanche to act like a total madman/woman. And while you’re at it, you get a healthy dose of vitamin C from fresh squeezed OJ (there is no substitute for fresh squeezed; concentrate is totally whack). And if your health and taste aren’t enough, just think about that purty sunrise you can watch at any time of day or night.
Total time: approximately 3 minutes
Projected cost: $4
Eating Amigo: JUEVOS GRANDE RANCHEROS or MO’ LAYS CHICKEN MOLE
Ingredients (per drink)
1. 2 shots tequila
2. 1 splash grenadine
3. 2 oranges
4. 1 maraschino cherry
Fill each highball glass with ice and pour in the tequila. Slice and juice the required oranges, setting a few slices aside for garnish. Fill the glasses almost to the top with OJ. Quickly flip the grenadine bottle over and pour a splash down the side of the glass so it rises back up. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and orange slice.