[hip-sters] are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.
hip-sters love crafty things. craft beer. craft food. craft cocktails. everyone loves cocktails, put the word “craft” in front of it, and you get to charge $10-$15 for a tiny little cocktail that is gone in about 3 sips. that’s not my kind of cocktail.
last week, we made some delicious Salsa Guacamole. as I mentioned in that recipe, there was too much juice (lemon, lime, pineapple), so I decided to make a complimentary cocktail with the leftovers (I don’t like to waste anything, least of all anything that could go into a cocktail!). the thing I love about cocktails, is that you can loosely follow a recipe. some people (me) like their cocktails on the boozy side, others (who’s that? certainly not the hip-sters) not so much.
i am a HUGE fan of the traditional margarita, but lately (and by lately I mean the last time I really played with the recipe was in September when I made a watermelon margarita for our road trip south of the border) I have been experimenting with switching up the flavors, but keeping as close to the basic recipe as possible.i threw my juices into a cocktail shaker added 2 shots of tequila (ok, ok, maybe it was a smidge more than 2 shots), ½ shot of Grand Marnier (because, people, use only the best ingredients when you are not making pitchers upon pitchers of the stuff), and ice. i shook that up. took a sip. it needed something… throw in some leftover cilantro- seriously, who uses that whole bunch???- and add some chili-infused honey. it doesn’t get much more hipster than THAT. oh wait, it does. pour that shit into a mason jar, jab a sprig of cilantro into the lemon rind, and NOW you have a hip-ster margarita.
p.s. this made 2 cocktails…for me.