I really don’t love the pool scene. Though I feel constantly cold in the winter, I tire quickly of being overheated as well. I get bored just sitting. As I stare out over the shoulder-to-shoulder partially reclined lounges snaking around every inch of the pool perimeter, I feel like a sardine. A warm sardine mind you which is better than a frozen one I suppose.
I’m not a tanner either. A far cry from the frenzy of my Hawaiian Tropic tanorexic youth which drove me to use baby oil mixed with iodine and to lay on tin foil on top of the dog house (it got me 2 extra feet closer to the sun.)
Where is all this leading? It’s time for a poolside cocktail.
It’s mid day in the high desert and I’m on a mini vacation. Very mini. Micro actually. I’m easily tempted by things called ‘Kokopelli’s Cabana Colada’ (though I don’t prefer the ‘Pina’ variety). They leave me ever hopeful the server will also come armed with palm fronds, and grapes to feed me. Even if it doesn’t come with anything other than a plastic cup and straw, the microsecond of imagining something other than my burgeoning email inbox needing attention is worth it.
Jazz Rules says
The Waterside Splash looks very thirst quenching!
Boulder Locavore says
Gwenevere: For the Mango Tango Rita you certainly can withhold the alcohol and make the same. Not as sure for the other two. There is virgin margarita mix that you could add the Prickly Pear syrup/nectar to for a similar flavor profile sans the alcohol.
The Poet Herself: I actually called the resort after reading your comment. They confirmed the quantities are correct. This glass was packed with ice which I think contributed to the volume. One idea they gave were one to want to make the recipe with less ice in the same size glass was to supplement with the non-alcohol components of a margarita. Of course it can be blended too.
The Poet Herself says
Is there something else in the prickly pear margarita? Doesn't seem to add up to how much liquid is in the cup. I'm intrigued!
Never seen a quail stealing leftovers before–that's a new one. The rodent, however…ick!