Fourth of July weekend is upon us, and for most anyone who reads this blog that means kicking back, enjoying some fine beer and watching things explode. Ah, sounds like fun. But listen, it’s a long weekend and I’m sure not everyone you hang out with enjoys the details of ales as much as you.
So, let me introduce a family favorite, the Becky. It might not be the most patriotic drink, but it’s not something you’re going to regret.
Now, I’m sure everyone out there has had a margarita at some point, probably followed by a headache, induced by that green mix available in stores, or poor tequila. I also assume that people out there have had really good margaritas, as there’s no shortage of those recipes either.
Here, however, is an extremely easy and simple concoction that involves only three ingredients:
- 1 1/2 oz. 100 percent agave tequila (as tequila drinkers know, 100 percent agave is a must)
- 1 1/2 oz. triple sec (you could use some other expensive orange liqueur, but then it wouldn’t be a Becky)
- Fresh juice from 1/2 a lime
Serve it on ice and it’s as simple as it gets. No sour mix needed. And if you’re wondering about the drink’s namesake, it’s after a very special friend of my mom.
Enjoy and have a great Fourth of July.
- Matt Pritchard